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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.

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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DECEMBER 04, 2012

Broadband Internet Service - The Cable Modem's Job

A cable modem is an electronic device used by cable television companies for distribution of Internet service over their fiber optic - coax cable plant.  The Cable Modem uses RF signals to receive and transmit high speed data communications as opposed to an I/P network that uses CAT-5 type of...

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NOVEMBER 21, 2012

BNC Connector - Bayonet Neill-Concelman Connector

BNC connectors are round plugs with a bayonet-style locking system, used to terminate coaxial cables.  The miniature quick connect/disconnect RF connector minimizes wave reflection/loss for analog and serial digital interface video signals. The connector is named after its bayonet mount locking mechanism and its inventors:   Paul Neill of Bell Labs, inventor...

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NOVEMBER 14, 2012

Take a Look Inside a Coax Cable ...

Coax Cable is used to distribute TV signals from the Cable Company to your TV set and to connect the Dish to the Settop for satellite services. Coaxial cable is named because the cable has a center conductor that is centered in a outer conductor, separated by a insulation material called...

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NOVEMBER 12, 2012

DBS - Direct Broadcast Satellite

Isn't it amazing that DBS television programming is distributed via a Satellite that is 22,300 miles in space?  Who were the Satellite Broadcasting Pioneers that brought Satellite TV into our homes? In 1969 Ted Turner purchased UHF television station, Channel 17 in Atlanta, which he called WTCG.  In 1976, the FCC...

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NOVEMBER 07, 2012

EAS - Emergency Alert System

Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system in the United States put into place on January 1, 1997.   The system enables the President to address the public during a national emergency, and state and local authorities to broadcast severe weather and local alerts (SILVER or AMBER).   Corporations,...

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NOVEMBER 05, 2012

FCC Aeronautical Frequency Regulations in a Bandwidth

Did you know that in recent weeks, the FCC has begun an enhanced focus on Multichannel Cable Distribution Systems? They're looking for systems that emit or "leak" frequencies in the 108-137 and 225-400 MHz bands. These are the frequencies used by cable channels 14-16, 25-53, 98-99. Outside of the shielded cable delivery...

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