• DOCSIS 3.1 CCAP compliant combining solution
  • High CSO/CTB specification
  • Electronic slope and level control on every input port (0.5 dB steps)

The NCI solution

The compact, CCAP-compliant Narrowcast Inserter (NCI) solution from Technetix is the smart choice for dynamic operators seeking to overcome these challenges. Now available up to 1.2 GHz, the system provides a flexible, scalable and remotely manageable solution to support changing network requirements over time.

Next-generation, CCAP compliant RF combining

The NCI solution complies with the CCAP isolation requirement of greater than 70 dB. The system consists of up to 22 narrowcast inserters (the NCI-521-12), a central controller (the NCC-x222G) and a 22-way broadcast splitter on the rack back plane. It has been designed to deliver maximum flexibility for minimum rack space, along with low power consumption and high isolation.

The NCI narrowcast inserters are hot swappable plug-in modules. No connections have to be made from the back, as everything is accessible from the front. Each input port on the narrowcast inserter has gain control from 0 dB to 30 dB in 0.5 dB increments and slope control from 0 dB to 10 dB in 0.5 dB increments, with the combined output level also adjustable.

The central controller in the rack controls all 22 modules locally or remotely via a web browser. Setting slope and gain electronically means there are no signal disruptions while these changes are being made. The advantage is that work can be carried out from a remote location at any time during the day, cutting out the need for night shift work. For integration into a network management system, an Ethernet data port with an SNMP interface is available as standard.

NCI narrowcast insertion solution
NCI narrowcast insertion solution