4Cable TV, Inc. offers the cable TV industry a dramatic 50 percent decrease in current (power) requirements with essentially the same operational specifications. The company has developed proprietary circuitry that allows a low current 1 GHz CATV amplifier to be constructed. This saving alone could positively affect the ROI calculations on a 1 GHz upgrade.
As solid state CATV systems have evolved, each successive amplifier line with its extended bandwidth has come with increased current consumption. For years the industry has accepted this as a fact of life, and no one has addressed the issue of power conservation.
Current CATV 1 GHz line extenders draw approximately 850 mA of current and have distortions in the mid to low 70s. A 4Cable TV PowerMiser™ Line extender with equivalent RF gain and output levels, will draw approximately 410 mA and maintain distortions in the same mid to low 70s range.
The cable industry is again upgrading their plant to 1 GHz although at a slower pace than in the past, and the timing is perfect to replace the existing modules with new ones which utilize the Company’s PowerMiser™ circuitry.
The Company’s technology is capable of migrating across platforms and so PowerMiser™ modules would need to be constructed for each of the modules now in service.
By implementing the PowerMiser™ technology it is estimated that the savings to the cable TV industry would be $45 million per year in the U.S. alone. In addition to significant power savings, other advantages of the 4Cable TV PowerMiser™ products include the following:
Higher reliability due to lower heat generated by the amplifier;
Longer operation of standby power supplies; and
Less voltage drop in the cable resulting in fewer power supplies needed
Wall Street is increasingly expecting CATV companies to show profits in addition to positive cash flow, and by utilizing the PowerMiser™ technology more revenue will go to the bottom line.