- Delivers television and data or phone on a shared Cat 5 or Cat 6 cable
- Distributes up to 96 analog or HDTV channels
- Simplifies cable requirements
- Increases flexibility for moves, adds and changes
- Improves reliability
- Creates a technology bridge to IPTV
The Lynx Video and Data Network simultaneously delivers up to 96 channels of television (RF) on a single twisted pair of a Category 5 cable. The remaining three pairs can transmit Ethernet or telephone signals. The Lynx Video and Data Hub converts coaxial television signals into balanced signals transmitted on pair four of a Cat 5 or Cat 6 cable. Ethernet or phone signals enter the back of the hub via RJ-45 ports and pass through to the cable on pairs one, two, or three.
At the point of use a Lynx converter changes the television signals back to coaxial signals accessible via an F connector. The Ethernet (or phone) signal is accessible via an RJ-45 jack. Delivering multiple services on one twisted pair cable makes a structured wiring network more powerful and cost effective than ever. It eliminates the need to install and maintain both UTP and coax cable.The Lynx Video and Data Network increases system flexibility because new TVs can be added in any location where Cat 5 is available.
A star wiring design improves reliability because there are no taps or splitters between the distribution hub and the TV.The Lynx Video and Data Network also provides a “technology bridge” to IPTV by using the same infrastructure that IPTV will use.
A patented broadband balun is the centerpiece of the Lynx design. A pair of send/receive baluns deliver a clean RF signal to each TV (on pair four). The baluns can deliver analog, digital, or HDTV programming.
The TV signals do not run on the data network, and do not use any bandwidth on the network. No external power is required. The passive design permits bi-directional operation and is extremely reliable.