Remote Spectrum: Features
Some call it full-band capture, some refer to it as full-spectrum capture. We like to call it Remote Downstream Spectrum Analysis. Whatever you call it, it’s the future in how cable operators will analyze downstream spectrum on your cable plant.
Remote visibility of all downstream channels
Runs on smartphones, tablets and PCs
Compare spectrum for two modems simultaneously
Familiar features and interface
In Remote Spectrum you’ll see the same familiar features you would on a meter, like horizontal and vertical adjustments, max and min hold, and reference markers. And, you’ll see the same spectrum signature that would appear on a meter, helping you identify downstream problems in your cable plant without having to hop in a truck. You’ll see issues like:
- Excessive tilt
- Overdriven channels
- Spectrum suck outs
- RF notches
- Standing waves
- Resonant peaking
- Ingress and other interference
Real benefits for your operation
With Remote Spectrum you’ll be able to lower capital expenses by eliminating the need for expensive test equipment. Your repair staff will be able to avoid unnecessary truck rolls and improve their troubleshooting accuracy. Of course, all this means faster repairs and fewer service calls, and that translates into increased customer satisfaction.
— Cable Modem and Set-Top-Box Compatibility —
Remote Spectrum is compatible with DOCSIS cable modems and set-top-boxes that have the ability to capture the full spectrum passing through the device. This feature is supported on the hardware side by CPE that have the Intel Puma 5 and 6 chipsets with MaxLinear receivers and CPE that have these Broadcom chipsets: 3128, 3383, 33843, 3384, 3385. Compatible CPE includes cable modems and set-top-boxes from Arris, Cisco, Hitron, Motorola, Netgear, Ubee and others. Note: While the CPE hardware may already support spectrum capture, the firmware on the CPE must also be updated to a version that also supports that ability. ** Please check with your OEM to confirm hardware and firmware compatibility. For the latest list of CPE hardware that should support spectrum capture go here: https://www.zcorum.com/solutions/broadband-diagnostics/remote-spectrum/modem-compatibility/Like or follow us for free industry resources and for the newest updates on Remote Spectrum.