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Scientific-Atlanta Inc. released its Compact Dual C amplifier, intended to help cable operators in Central Europe upgrade existing networks for ITV. It targets cable operators who want to make network upgrades from 450 MHz to 862 MHz, the company says.

The amplifier allows reuse of existing networks since it doesn't require replacing taps and splitters, it says.

The 37 dB amplifier also has 2 x 2 high-level outputs to reduce the need for external splitters after the amplifier; and a transmission network control system, which allows monitoring of temperature, signal and DC supply voltage. The system also is designed to be easier to install than traditional products, and it complies with the German standard TS 0253/96 Teil 1.

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