Removing barriers with RIS
Optional E61 RIS (Remote Ingress Switching) module offers remote ingress switch control over downstream. RIS offers a cost effective way to tackle return path ingress. It also enables the use of Argus Smart RIS toolset if Argus NMS is used to manage the network. Smart RIS is the most advanced unidirectional remote ingress switching management system available on markets.
The node can alternatively host an optional monitoring module (E62). In addition of ingress switch remote control, the E62 offers status monitoring, giving full control at all times for optimised operation.
Both modules provide local access to E8 via USB port that also enables wireless local management via Bluetooth and Teleste Commander application for Android smartphones and tablets.
The E8 supports intelligent manual alignments. Instead of aligning separate amplifier stages, the technology offers a universal control that automatically aligns gains and levels of amplifier stages in an optimal manner. Besides optimal performance it ensures correct alignment and cuts down on operational costs over time.
Local user interface
E8 has also a local user interface consisting of a four digit 7-segment display and three push buttons. This local UI can be used for basic configuration in cases where use of a PC, tablet or smartphone equipped with CATVisor Commander is not desired.
Power save technology
The combination of high output level, 1.2 GHz DS frequency, and smart features can be potentially power-consuming. In the E8, power save technology help operators to reduce power consumption in response for example to channel load changes. In low power mode, this technology can save up to 3 W. On a bigger scale this means lower operating cost for the network and a smaller CO₂ footprint.