Use your coaxial network for internet access
We use the free capacity in your coaxial network to enable high speed internet access, IPTV, VoIP and Web-TV services without the need to pull new cables.
The tenant owners' association BRF Bellman reduced its costs with 50% when chosing our solution over installing new fiber cables to its 396 apartments.
MDU’s normally have a coaxial network covering all apartments for TV signal distribution. These cables can be used for high speed Internet access, IPTV, VoIP and Web-TV services without affecting the TV signal quality. Our equipment is installed after the TV amplifiers normally found in the basement or on the loft. The tenants then plug in our simple to use modem in the TV-outlet themselves, making any apartment visits or new cable pulling during installation unnecessary.
Communities that already have a coaxial network for TV signal distribution can use the same network for high speed Internet access, IPTV, VoIP and Web-TV. Large community networks normally have line amplifiers to amplify the existing TV signal. We provide equipment to by-pass these, leaving the TV signal unaffected. Our solution uses the free capacity in the coaxial network, thus eliminating the need to pull new cables and reducing the costs.
Hotels normally have a rather good coaxial network structure where each room is connected to the coaxial network for TV signal distribution. These coaxial cables can be used for Infotainment services, Web-TV, IPTV and WiFi installations without the need to pull new data cables.
Offshore supply vessels and accommodation barges can use the existing coaxial network for IPTV services and as a WiFi backbone network for cabin WiFi services. IPTV systems provide both live TV and recorded TV programs as well as Video-On-Demand services to maximize the crew’s connectivity and well-being. Staying in touch with family, friends and getting updates from the outside world even when you are away longer times has never before been so easy.
Cruising ships can use the existing coaxial network for Internet access, IPTV services and as a WiFi backbone network for cabin WiFi services, making the connectivity comparable to land-based hotel standards. IPTV systems provide both live TV and recorded TV programs as well as Video-On-Demand services to maximize the passenger experience without the cumbersome work to pull new cables.
The tenant owners' association BRF Bellman consists of 396 apartments divided between 17 buildings. One of the largest cable operators in Sweden supplied all apartments with TV, broadband and IP-Telephony, but the service was perceived as slow and expensive. Installing a new fiber/LAN network to all apartments would create a lot of disturbance and reach an estimated cost of 1 MSEK (110 000 €).
The InCoax solution, utilizing the existing coaxial network, reduced the cost to around 50% compared to new cabling. In addition, there were no disturbances during the installation thanks to the easy installation procedure and the tenants were no longer obliged to only use the services of the cable operator.
Hotel Anno 1647 is located at Slussen, Stockholm with a stunning view over the old city centre. The hotel consists of 42 rooms divided between two buildings, one front house built 1647 and one back house raised in the middle of the 18th century. The Cloud, a leading wireless service provider in the nordic countries, was assigned the task to provide WiFi access to all rooms. A task that proved to be difficult since the building is on the world heritage list and constructed with thick, heavy walls - a nightmare for WiFi installations.
Since a coaxial network was already connecting every room, the InCoax solution made it possible to install WiFi access points in every third room without pulling new cables. The entire installation was completed in just two days.
Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), a leading Singapore-based service provider in the offshore oil and gas industry, chartered its newly built accomodation barge Pacific Installer to the Chevron Oil Company. Chevron requested that an IPTV-based TV system should be installed in the 236 cabins, but a re-wiring with Cat5/6 Ethernet cables would be expensive and delay the delivery.
InCoax and Baze Technology, a market leader in maritime and offshore Infotainment installations, joined forces and delivered a full-fledged IPTV solution which utilized the existing coaxial network. This solution reduced the costs and ensured an on-time delivery.
06 September 2013
Our technology utilizes the previously un-used frequency spectrum above the regular TV spectrum (5 - 790 MHz) in coaxial cables for data transportation. The Coax Link Controller merges the incoming data stream and TV-signal into the same cable and sends it through the coaxial network. At the other end, the signals are divided by the Coax Access Modem.
Since the data stream and TV-signal are using separate frequency spectrums, the TV signal is effectively isolated from the data stream at all times. This ensures that the TV-signal is left completely unaffected.
A Coax Link Controller (CLC) utilizes the in-building or local area coaxial network and acts as a bridge between the incoming fiber or Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and the Coax Access Modem installed in an apartment or hotel room. The CLC is installed in the basement or loft of a building and connected to the in-building coaxial network right after the TV-amplifier node. The CLC supports up to eight 175 Mbps RF-channels, resulting in a total maximum throughput of 1400 Mbps.
A Coax Access Modem (CAM) is connected to the antenna outlet or Data socket in an apartment or hotel room and acts as the exit node for the Coax Link Controller. The CAM features an antenna outlet for the TV signal and one or several RJ45 ethernet ports where a computer, IP-telephony box, WiFi router or IPTV box may be connected. The TV signal is passed through passively, leaving it completely unaffected. All CAM configurations are made by service provider, enabling end-users to install the CAM by themselves.
A Coax Link Manager (CLM) is a software used to configure, manage and monitor Coax Link Controllers (CLC) and associated modems. With the CLM, it is possible to automatically deploy new modems with pre-defined services and collect a wide variety of statistics. The CLM is scalable for any type of network and is available as a local server installation or a cloud-based solution.