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In an effort to keep our customers abreast with the ever-changing telecommunications industry, Toner Cable Equipment provides press releases detailing our newest technologies and equipment.

MARCH 13, 2013

MER Modulation Error Ratio

Modulation Error Ratio is a measure of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in a digitally modulated signal to determine system performance in digital communications applications. Calculated as the ratio in decibels of average symbol power to average error power: MER(DB)=10 x log (average symbol power/average error power) MER is measured using a digital analyzer...

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FEBRUARY 19, 2013

Digital Television Tunes to the Virtual Channel

With the transition to all digital broadcast television, confusion about TV channel numbers ensued, the Virtual channel number is designed to eliminate this issue. Since the start of Television in the late 1920's the consumer has selected the channel to view by selecting a number on the TV such as channels...

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FEBRUARY 13, 2013

Check Out The February Specials - Broadcast Products from Harris & Evertz

19HDTV-RM Rack Mount HDTV$229.00 Custom 19 Rack Mount Chassis Integrated ATSC Tuner, QAM Tuner, and NTSC Tuner Inputs: 2 Component, 1 VGA, 1 Composite, 1 S-Video 900P Resolution Read More >> SDME Series SD Encoder / QAM ModulatorPrices Starting at $493.00One, two or four program encoder / QAM modulator...

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JANUARY 28, 2013

ASI Asynchronous Serial Interface

Asynchronous Serial Interface is a streaming data format which often carries an MPEG2 Transport Stream.  (MPEG-TS).  Unlike the SD-SDI and HD-SDI that are uncompressed, an ASI signal can carry one or multiple SD. HD or audio programs that are already compressed. The ASI signal is the final product of video compression,...

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JANUARY 23, 2013

Relay Rack Airflow Tips

Controlling airflow, reducing hotspots, and allowing lower temperature air to be circulated within the inside of a relay rack will increase equipment reliability. Heat has been proven to significantly reduce the service life of most equipment, which makes it vital to control the heat inside the rack. Maintaining a temperature below...

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JANUARY 17, 2013

TIA Telecommunication Industry Association

TIA was developed by manufacturers, end users and consultants to establish structured cabling standards.  In addition to other telecom standards, TIA has established standards to define maximum cable lengths and termination of the pairs to an RJ-45 jack to ensure 100% compatibility with all network equipment.  Where were CAT5 and CAT6...

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JANUARY 03, 2013

Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM)

The CALM Act was passed by Congress in 2010 in response to viewer complaints to the loud commercial problem.  The FCC's new rules require TV stations, cable operators, satellite TV operators and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) to correct the loudness differences between programs and commercials   A viewer typically needs...

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DECEMBER 27, 2012

MPEG Motion Picture Experts Group

Since 1988 MPEG has been a working committee that defines and develops industry standards for coding audio visual information. These standards specify the data compression and transmission format and how they are delivered on digital broadcast systems.   MPEG is part of International Standards Organization (ISO). MPEG's protocol for the compression of...

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DECEMBER 13, 2012

DRAKE Ham Radio to Satellite Receivers

Did you know that in 1944, Drake radio-jamming devices were used successfully by the US Army during the Normandy invasion and beyond? Founded in 1943 by Robert L. Drake, Drake began developing communications equipment for both Government and Amateur radio markets.  The products were mainly low pass filters and high pass...

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DECEMBER 11, 2012

LNB Low Noise Block Converter

LNB is an active device (amplifier) mounted at the focal point of a satellite antenna. The LNB is normally mounted on a feed horn that gathers the signal reflected off the dish.  Often 2 or more LNB's are mounted to the feed horn to receive all the programming the satellite carries.   The...

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