HD Television on Cat 5/6 Cable
Cable TV on Cat 5/6 Cable
The Lynx Television Network simultaneously delivers up to 210 HDTV channels, 640 standard digital channels, or 134 analog channels on Cat 5 or Cat 6 cable. Frequency capabilities are 5 MHz to 860 MHz. A Lynx hub in the wiring closet converts an unbalanced coaxial signal into eight or sixteen balanced signals transmitted on twisted pair cables. At the point of use a wallplate F or single port converter changes the signal back to coaxial form.
The Lynx Network simplifies cable requirements by reducing the need for coax. Now television, phone, and data can all be delivered on twisted pair cables. This simplifies installation, standardizes the wiring, and reduces maintenance requirements.
The Lynx Network increases system flexibility because moves, adds, and changes are easy with Cat5/6 cable. A homerun wiring design improves reliability because there are no taps or splitters between the distribution hub and the TV. The Lynx Network also provides a “technology bridge” to Internet TV and IPTV by setting up the cabling that these technologies use. A patented RF balun is the centerpiece of the Lynx design. A pair of send / receive baluns delivers a clean RF signal to each TV (on pair four). The baluns use an RF technology that delivers HD, digital, and analog channels on network cables without using any bandwidth on the network itself. The hubs and point of use converters do not require power, and are bi-directional. External RF amplifiers compensate for cable and insertion losses.