During any hybrid fiber/coax system upgrade, broadband operators are challenged to quickly install new equipment while minimizing the impact on customers. Like the company's traditional Tap series, the Stretch series of taps from Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, are known for their modular design, which allows technicians to change boards and covers without removing tap housings from the cable. Stretch taps also reduce complications created when cable splices leave a widened gap in the feeder cabling. The Stretch Tap's longer, nine-inch housing that fills this gap - with no need for costly or performance reducing extension connectors. In short, operators get with the fastest, most flexible way to ensure service and complete upgrade efforts.
Taps in the Stretch come in a variety of configurations to deliver advanced multimedia services, as well as the ability to remotely control and manage services delivered through the tap - without a truck roll. Surge-Gap capabilities deliver extra peace of mind, with the highest surge rating available today (6KV) for applications like 1GHz plant upgrades/extensions and switched telephony.
Scientific Atlanta's Stretch taps are trusted by every major MSO, as well as by many small and mid-size network operators. Along with the company's traditional size taps, they offer the most complete product line available, with industry leading specifications and features. Put it all together, and operators get a clean, clear signal, combined with the flexibility and security today's applications demand.