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Trilithic Introduces The Award Winning Seeker D Lite

Award Winning Seeker D Lite

What is the Seeker D Lite Shielding Integrity Testing Kit?

Until recently, finding and fixing leakage in the aeronautical band was considered “good enough” for almost all cable operators. But, with increased deployment of off air services by cellular providers and increased bandwidth demands of both the MSOs and cellular providers, keeping the cable plant tight has never been more important. Ad­ditionally, the increase in service demands for cellular bandwidth has pushed services into the 700-800 MHz (LTE) band and maybe even lower into the 600 MHz band in the near future.

Home Ingress Tested LevelsUp until now leakage detection has focused on the outside plant, but as cellular devices become more prevalent we need to somehow verify if these devices are causing issues when they are in close proximity to leakage or ingress sources within a home. Since the relative distance between a cell tower and cellular devices determines the transmit level of cellular devices, this can results in cellular devices transmitting their data with a signal strength as high as 3 V/m. Due to this possibility of high transmit level of cellular devices, even the smallest sources of leakage or ingress points within the home can lead to cellular signals causing issues with downstream QAM channels. With this problem in mind, Trilithic has developed the Seeker D Lite Shielding Integrity Testing Kit as a solution for finding the smallest of leaks in the home and to help identify any shielding defects that will allow cellular signals to enter into the cable system.

During an installation or service call, the Seeker D Lite Shielding Integrity Test Kit provides technicians with a way to comprehensively evaluate the customer premises for leakage in both the Aeronautical and LTE bands within fully digital, analog and mixed cable systems and is the only system available to quickly, easily and accurately verify that the shielding integrity of in home wiring meets the needs of today’s high tech world. This innovative patent pending method of in home leakage detection involves disconnect­ing the drop to the home and using the Seeker D Lite Source Transmitter to inject a tagged signal source into the home from the ground block or the tap. The source transmitter’s signal level is at a considerably higher level compared to typical active plant levels in order to “over-pressurize” the cable system in the home. This approach is similar to pressurizing a water pipe and looking for any sources of water that may point to the location of a defect in the pipe. Using the Seeker D Lite with its source transmitter allows the technician to detect leakage levels at an otherwise unheard of sensitivity down to 0.1 uV/m. Using the Seeker D Lite during an installation or service call or as part of a home certification will ensure that the shielding integrity of the home wiring meets the needs of today’s high tech world.Seeker D Lite

For more information check out the Seeker D Lite Shielding Integrity Testing Kit datasheet.

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