Testing-equipment provider DAQTron introduced what it claimed is the industry's first RF protocol analyzer for functional analysis of upstream and downstream DOCSIS 3.0 signals.
The DP-360, available now, features four independent downstream and four independent upstream tuners with configurable channel placement. The device also provides independent, real-time, upstream- and downstream-channel filtering on DOCSIS message types and MAC addresses, as well as and full support for four or more bonded channels.
The DP-360 is already being used by DOCSIS equipment manufacturers and product-certification companies, according to DAQTron vice president of marketing Joseph Kovacs.
Pricing for the DP-360 starts at around $45,000. DAQTron said it will offer a trade-in allowance to customers currently using any model of ST-260C, its previous-generation DOCSIS protocol analyzer.
Atlanta-based DAQTron, founded in 1994, provides test systems for cable modems, voice-over-IP modems and set-top boxes.
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