Background and Advantage
With the introduction of Remote PHY to cable access systems, the service group size for the typical Hybrid Fiber-Coax (HFC) node will reduce and the number of deployed HFC nodes will increase dramatically. The increase in the number of nodes deployed demands improved monitoring and control methods. Cisco’s Intelligent Node brings greater stability, control, and visibility to cable operators. These advantages are realized through no-touch provisioning, elimination of RF accessories, remote control and monitoring, local control via a smart phone, and various features listed below. The remote access feature provides significant decrease in operating costs by reducing truck rolls to perform diagnostics.