INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

catv over 600' coax boosters or fiber?

catv over 600' coax boosters or fiber?

(OP)
I have a question about extending catv about 600'. I have to run fiber for the church network, and would like the catv (and other items) to ride on the other fibers. I plan to run a 12/12, because most of the cctv coax converters are for SM. All the cctv fiber converters that I see, are around $500+ for the transmitter. I could run rg-6 or rg-11. If I go coax, is it better to boost before the run or at the end of the run? I will be coming straight off of the cctv tap located inside the church. I have placed alot of different media converters before on the network side, but not for catv. What would happend if you used a standard video fiber converter for cctv? Does anyone know of a cheaper cctv media converter? I also see this "HD-SDI to FC Fiber Optic Converter ", I feel like this is just HD video on fiber. I also have seen some media converters for voice. Is it possible to use these fiber phone converters for digital 4x16 nortel pbx sets? I know the nortel 032 makes fiber exp mods. thank you for any help on this

Robert Hungerford
Installations supervisor

RE: catv over 600' coax boosters or fiber?

Couple of answers:
1. Fiber is always better. Not necessarily cheaper, but almost always better. Especially if you already have fiber in place. If you need two-way communications (cable modem, etc), you'll need two fiber stands - one for forward band, and another for the subband return. Yes, they realistically always require single-mode fiber.
2. You can also easily use coax for that distance. Larger coax has lower loss per cable foot. I would use RG11 at a minimum - most depends on what you need at the far end. You ALWAYS amplify at the source end.
3. CCTV to fiber converter will not work for this task - as you want to extend RF modulated signal, not baseband signal.
4. There is a nice third-party extender made by Citel/MCK that can be used to extend Norstar sets over fiber.
Good luck

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Resources

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close