Flexible Optical Node Without the Need for Line Powering

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Flexible Optical Node Without the Need for Line Powering

MESA, AZ – October 23, 2018 – PCT International, Inc. (PCT)  PCT International, Inc. (PCT), a leading manufacturer of broadband communications products that support the multichannel video, voice and high-speed data services including coaxial cable and fiber optics, announced the introduction of a flexible optical platform with “Smart” powering from the subscribers.

Complementing the optical platforms available today, this wall mount or strand mounted multi-tap node has a powering option that services 8 homes without the need for line powering. The device may be powered by the subscriber using approximately 3% of the total power when considering that of CPE devices such as set-tops, DOCSIS 3.1 modems and home drop amplifiers. The unit is compatible with PON networks and has options for various wavelengths including CWDM.

“The MTN Multi-Tap Node has increased versatility for indoor and outdoor applications using existing coax drops. Furthermore, the powering option eliminates the need for line powering beyond the last active network amplifier or in Node plus zero applications,” said Adrian O’Leary, President of PCT International. “It is a simple optical upgrade as networks reduce node sizes and drive fiber deeper into the network to the homes,” he added.

“The power consumption is balanced such that with 4 subscribers serviced it is divided by 4 and with 8 serviced it is divided by 8. Whether there are 1 or 8 homes it adjusts automatically and provides redundant power from 2 to 8 homes,” stated Humberto Valdes, VP of Product Line Management and Field Services.  “We’ve addressed operational cost reductions removing the need for added line power supplies with redundancy as well,” he added.

Contact Information
Rick Haube, VP Global Marketing
+1.315.430.3567, rhaube@pctintl.com 

About PCT International, Inc.
Founded in 1997 by Steve Youtsey, PCT International, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and manufacturer of last mile access network solutions for broadband communication networks. PCT focuses on innovative and cost-effective solutions that allow service providers to improve system integrity and expand service offerings. PCT’s portfolio includes transmission, connectivity, metro Ethernet and Fiber to the Home products for cable, telco and satellite service providers. PCT’s collaborative approach to product development results in advances that simplify installation and maintenance; improve the integrity of HFC and fiber infrastructures; reduce operational costs; and most importantly increase the customer experience for the growing services offered. By working closely with customers’ field engineering personnel, we produce equipment and components that straightforwardly address real needs and enable operators to “Harden the Drop.” To learn more, visit, http://www.pctinternational.com/our-company/.