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Sencore Introduces Digital TV/RF Analyzer for QAM and DOCSIS 3.0 Signals in High-Speed CATV Networks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Nov. 9, 2011 — Sencore today announced the launch of the SLM 1478, the newest member of the company’s SLM line of reliable, feature-rich RF signal analyzers designed for testing and analyzing digital TV/RF formats including NTSC, ATSC, QAM, and DOCSIS signals. The SLM 1478 is a portable digital TV/RF analyzer designed to meet the needs of TV/RF technicians and installers in today’s high-speed CATV video delivery networks.

“The SLM 1478 offers the features large cable networks are looking for when analyzing RF distribution systems,” said Thomas Stingley, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Sencore. “There is no better portable RF signal analyzer available today for applications such as CATV/DOCSIS installation and troubleshooting, measurement of reception quality, and ATSC off-air antenna broadcast quality analysis.”

The SLM 1478 provides in-depth digital signal measurements from 4 MHz to a full 1 GHz. In order to isolate signal issues such as interference or noise, the SLM 1478 offers signal parameters including pre/post BER, average power, MER, spectral analysis, noise margin, and constellation for QAM A and B. In addition, the unit offers DOCSIS 3.0 capabilities for complete modem installation testing and both forward and return path analysis, as well as channel bonding.

The SLM 1478 provides a LAN port for network connections to facilitate FTP uploading of logged test data to simplify system documentation and record keeping. A USB port provides convenient channel plans and log file transfers for fast instrument cloning. The meter features easy-to-interpret pass/fail auto-inspect results (user definable), bar graphs, and improved spectral and constellation display resolution for in-depth troubleshooting, plus an alphanumeric keypad for direct channel and frequency selection. The ergonomically designed front panel features easy-to-interpret display icons that greatly simplify setup and navigation. The rugged design meets the rigors of everyday field use, with a color display that is dependable and viewable even in the brightest sunlight.

More information about the SLM 1478 and other Sencore products is available at www.sencore.com.

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About Sencore
Sencore is an engineering leader in the development of high-quality signal transmission solutions for the broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV, and telecommunications markets. The company’s world-class portfolio includes video delivery products, system monitoring and analysis solutions, and test and measurement equipment, all designed to support system interoperability and backed by best-in-class customer support. Sencore products meet the rapidly changing needs of modern media by ensuring the efficient delivery of high-quality video from the source to the home. More information about Sencore is available at the company’s website, www.sencore.com.

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