• One product compatible with all original legacy Motorola housings
  • No need to splice a new multitap housing to go to 1.8 GHz
    • Ensures power and radio frequency (RF) continuity for all end users down the coaxial line; reduces downtime, and therefore customer churn while upgrading a network to 1.8 GHz
    • 60% faster to install than a full 1.8 GHz multitap, due to the reuse of the fitted housing
    • Technicians need less know-how and experience to execute the 1.8 GHz upgrade
    • No need to invest in new housings, hardline connectors and heat shrinking
  • XFO advanced mechanical and electrical matching circuits ensure great RF performance on the legacy housings, removing the large dip in performance it causes around 1.4 GHz
  • 70% cost saving for operators compared to full installation of 1.8 GHz multitap

Cable operators are looking at the market’s future needs for delivering high-speed and low-latency services to their end customers over the hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) network. Extended Spectrum DOCSIS (ESD) allows the use of the spectrum up to 1.8 GHz, enabling operators to drive downstream speeds of over 10 Gbps. Meanwhile, the upstream frequencies are supported run to 684 MHz, enabling upstream speeds of over 6 Gbps – all while using the existing fiber and cable (HFC) infrastructure.

DOCSIS 4.0 roadmaps come in many variations; but when it comes to the deployment of passive components such as multitaps, each one placed into the network should be a 1.8 GHz passive to undertake the move to DOCSIS 4.0. Furthermore, with truck roll and labor creating the largest cost of a passive deployment, the no-screw in/out connector feature on the 1.8 GHz full taps allows for faster installation and greater ease-of-use compared to 1.2 GHz taps. This solution effortlessly solves a tangible pain point, making 1.8 GHz full taps the best choice when splicing a new tap housing. However, in the case of a mass upgrade, faceplate-only deployments are most preferable, since they heavily reduce the time it takes to perform the upgrade. They also save on necessary materials and, therefore, stock management requirements. Crucially, all this can all be executed by less skilled and experienced personnel.

The XFO series is a 1.8 GHz upgrade faceplate for legacy-style multitaps such as Motorola, Regal or Scientific Atlanta and represents an exciting technological breakthrough by Technetix. The existing need to cut hardline cables and mount new housings has a highly impactful effect on the network, demanding temporary radio frequency (RF) and power shutdown on the coaxial line. In addition to this, there is a need for skilled workers to properly execute operations. The XFO series tackles this issue: Not only do upgrades require a faceplate-only swap, it reduces the need for highly skilled labor, and online services remain unaffected during a mass deployment.

The XFO solves challenges presented by legacy housings, with an advanced electro-mechanical design, enabling the connection of legacy in/out screw contacts with the XFO’s 1.8 GHz components and printed circuit board (PCB). This creates a good flat in/out response and acceptable return loss levels on official, as well as third-party, legacy housings. The XFO Motorola range has exceptional RF performance to 1.8 GHz. It has the option to use signal conditioning plug-ins compatible with originally manufactured Motorola housings with and without bypass switches and with third-party Motorola-compatible housings that do not feature a bypass switch.

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