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Cisco Multimedia Stretch Taps

The Multimedia Stretch™ Tap (MMST) is designed to support the delivery of advanced applications and services in a cost-effective platform. In addition to providing high quality RF performance specifications that are essential to the reliable transmission of data and digital video services, the MMST includes the capability to house other performance enhancing options. For example, we have developed and field-tested a version of the plug-in directional coupler that cost-effectively balances reverse path signals resulting in a marked performance improvement in this challenging portion of the network.

During system upgrades, operators are challenged to quickly install new equipment while minimizing the impact on customers. Splicing taps is a time-consuming process complicated by a widened gap in the feeder cabling. The MMST features a nine-inch housing that fills this gap without using costly or performance reducing extension connectors while providing operators with the fastest way to restore service and complete upgrade efforts.

The MMST also provides an important level of network flexibility by enabling reversibility. As operators expand the fiber optic portion of their broadband networks, the result is often a reversal of the feeder signal flow. By simply changing the orientation of the plug-in directional coupler module, technicians can avoid time-consuming and expensive resplicing of the cable. The plug-in directional coupler module further adds to the flexibility of the tap, and helps to control inventory expense. By removing and replacing the on-board device, operators are able to modify tap values without costly resplicing.

Most importantly, the MMST is designed for the future. Our engineers have maximized available space in the device to allow for adding future advanced features.