FTTB-1218-2W-42 2 Way Indoor Node


The FTTB-1218-2W (Two-Way Indoor Optical Node) converts the optical signal received from the headend into a +36 dBmV RF output. The compact housing includes an optical receiver, RF AGC, RF amplifier, and return path optical transmitter. Three (3) frequency splits are available to satisfy standard 5-42 MHz, 5-85 MHz, or 5-204 MHz returns for increased return bandwidths required in DOCSIS 3.1 applications.

The FTTB-1218-2W has one tri-color LED indicating the optical input status, one bi-color LED indicating return transmitter status as well as calibrated DC test points for receive and transmit optical powers.

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  • 1218 MHz forward RF bandwidth for DOCSIS 3.1 compatibility
  • Three (3) frequency splits available for all DOCSIS 3.1 applications
  • +36 dBmV AGC’d RF output with optical input range from -4 to +3 dBm
  • High performance and low power consumption GaAs technology
  • 1210-1650nm SC/APC optical input
  • 1310 nm 3.0 dBm DFB return path transmitter
  • Die-cast aluminum housing for indoor installation
  • Tri-color LED indicating optical input status
  • Bi-color LED indicating return laser transmitter output status
  • Forward and Return -20 dB RF test ports (one each)
  • Local/Remote 12 VDC powering from F connector

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 2 in


Blonder Tongue

Solutions for All Your Applications Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. offer customers more than 130 years of combined engineering and manufacturing excellence with a solid history of delivering reliable, quality products. As a leader in the field of Cable Television communications, they provide system operators and integrators serving the cable, broadcast, satellite, IPTV, institutional and professional video markets with comprehensive solutions for the provision of content contribution, distribution and video delivery to homes and businesses. The B-T designs, manufactures, sells and supports an equipment of SD/HD digital video solutions, as well as core analog video and high speed data solutions for distribution over coax, fiber and IP networks. For over 60 years, Blonder Tongue has customized cost-effective solutions for the broadcast, hospitality, education, healthcare, government, sports, entertainment, and enterprise markets. From supporting major broadcast networks to campuses, hotels, stadiums, and airports Blonder Tongue has its customers’ needs covered. Blonder Tongue was founded in 1952, in Old Bridge, NJ by Ike Blonder and Ben Tongue. The company started building Amplifiers or boosters for TV antennas and also building TV antennas. Ike was awarded a patent for inventing the log-periodic television antenna. In the following years, Blonder Tongue expanded their range of products to support the growing Cable TV industry. In 1972, Toner Cable became a stocking distributor for Blonder Tongue and today is their largest stocking distributor worldwide.