What are the Types of Patch Panels Available at Radiant Communications Corporation?

If your business is looking to streamline and simplify your IP, data, and voice communication, there’s no better solution than a fiber patch panel. A fiber patch panel allows you to house your passive optical network in one convenient place, reducing the chance that your system becomes damaged by external forces and needs to be repaired.

At Radiant Communications Corporation, we’re proud to provide businesses with the highest quality products when they buy a patch panel from our website. We hold ourselves and our products to the highest standards, allowing you to rest assured that the patch panel you will receive is safe and made from durable material. Our patch panels are constructed with heavy-duty housing and a multi-step paint processing system to offer you the highest security possible for your network’s needs. We offer a variety of sizes that can accommodate anywhere from 12 to 96 cables depending on the needs of your business. A PON that uses a fiber patch panel is the perfect solution for a business looking to simplify their communicative needs.

Currently, Radiant Communications Corporation offers the following types of fiber patch panels that differ in style and uses:

  • Wall mount patch panels. The wall mount patch panel is the most universal type of fiber patch panel, and our models can accommodate all major styles and types of cables. This type of patch panel is also stackable, and it comes with a cable management accessory kit.
  • Rack mount patch panels. The main feature of the rack mount patch panel is that it offers both front and rear openings, providing you with simple and easy cable management options. Optional splice trays and splicing pigtails allow you to further customize your system.
  • Rack card cages & splice trays. While not an individual type of fiber patch panel, these accessories provide you with additional options when it comes to managing your cable system and making your unit more organized and easier to maintain.

To learn more about our fiber patch panels and other products for your network, please browse our site.

How the SRT Protocol Can Make Video Streaming Better for Your Organization

Radiant Communications Corporation recently joined the SRT Alliance, a group that supports the management and implementation of an open source video transport protocol, SRT. The SRT protocol allows for high-quality and low latency videos to be shared easily on the internet. With this alliance, it’s easier for companies in the telecommunications industry, as well as PEG operators, to stream videos and events.

SRT can bring the best quality video to even the worst networks. Here are some qualities that make the SRT protocol worthwhile:

Pristine Quality

You can protect against packet loss, bandwidth fluctuation, and other issues that can typically interrupt video streaming.

Low Latency

Regardless of any network challenges, SRT always delivers low latency video while maintaining exceptional clarity.

Secure Streams

Your content will always be protected, from contribution to distribution. You can be sure that your video content will be as private or as public as you want it to be.

Open Source

The SRT protocol is available for any developer thanks to Haivision and Wowza, the founding members of the SRT Alliance.

If your organization is hosting a company retreat, a volunteer program, a live performance, or another event that you want to share with the world through a live stream, Radiant Communications Corporation makes it easier for you, thanks to their quality encoders which are compatible with the SRT protocol. Clients, partners, and competition will be wondering how your video quality and streaming are so crisp and smooth.

Radiant Communication Corporation already has a goal of delivering affordable and high-quality video to the telecommunications industry and PEG operators through our state-of-the-art equipment, such as MPEG 2 HD encoders. By joining the SRT Alliance and having the SRT protocol enabled on our devices, we can continue to promise you and your organization the highest quality in live streaming.

Our President, Thomas Lewis, released the following statement in regards to joining the SRT alliance:

“This alliance compliments Radiant Communications’ already extensive line of MPEG2 /H.264 HD and SD VIVIDEDGE video encoders and allows our customers to transmit high quality and low latency video over public networks like the internet. The SRT protocol enabled VL4510 VividEdge encoder allows broadcasters and PEG operators a secure and low-cost solution for transmitting live video events such as school games and plays, board meetings, parades, community events, etc., via the internet to cable operators for distribution to their customers.”

To learn more about our products, or to find MPEG 2 encoders for sale online, or other equipment, visit our website at https://rccfiber.com/ or call us at 1-888-412-0124 today for a free estimate.

How Fiber-to-Home Technology Can Improve Your Business’s Internal Video System

One of the fastest-growing and most cutting-edge advancements in local video insertion is fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology. The internet has drastically altered many aspects of our day-to-day lives. As it evolves, the way we get online is rapidly changing as well. Most people remember dial-up internet — waiting forever to get online, slow speeds, and having to kick everyone off the phone to connect. DSL was a lifesaver, but it still faces some problems, including speed and connectivity errors as our usage and dependence on the World Wide Web increases. While fiber optic technology has been present for decades, recent advancements have made it faster and more affordable than ever. Over one million homes and businesses in the United States have switched from DSL to fiber optic technology, and the difference is astounding.

 

One of the best things you can do to improve your business’s communication is to buy fiber-to-the-home technology online. Fiber optics is the future of getting online — many of the copper wires that were previously installed by telecommunication companies are now being replaced with fiber optic cables. Not only can these cables transmit data more quickly, but they are able to transfer greater amounts of data. This means that your customers will be able to download files and upload audio and video information faster than ever. Fiber networks are able to stream higher quality audio and video content as well. When you connect with your customers, you want them to experience the high-quality content that is reflective of your business. With fiber-to-the-home technology, your local video will be as crisp and clear as the content from top television stations.

 

From hospitals to hotels, businesses of all types are recognizing that FTTH technology is the best choice for improving their local video systems. With easy-to-use local video insertion equipment from Radiant Communications Corporation, you can’t afford to miss out on the benefits that fiber optic technologies can bring to your business.

 

 

R-PHY: What It Is, and Advantages of This Solution

Remote PHY (R-PHY) Architecture, a type of Distributed CCAP Architecture (DCA), is a relatively new architecture that is becoming increasingly popular due to the perpetually rising demand for fast and reliable networks, especially among triple-play customers.

Here at Radiant Communications Corporation, providers of quality telecommunications equipment, including MPEG 2 encoders, we’ve compiled some essential information about R-PHY architecture.

What is R-PHY Architecture?

R-PHY is one of two types of DCA (the other being MAC-PHY). By using pseudowires to emulate a connection between a CCAP Core and a set of Remote PHY Devices (RPD), network operators are able to reduce their cost by limiting the amount of physical equipment needed.

How does R-PHY Architecture reduce complexity?

This architecture allows the MAC functions, including signaling functions and downstream and upstream bandwidth scheduling, to remain in the headend. This setup is simpler than MAC-PHY, which reduces the likelihood of operational failure. Fewer failures translates into happier customers, as well as reduced costs in repairs. Additionally, by keeping more complex functions centralized, it creates a simpler path toward virtualization in the future.

How does R-PHY work with existing network architecture?

One of the greatest advantages of R-PHY is that there are highly detailed specifications available, ensuring consistency between vendors and increasing interoperability, which ultimately makes things simpler for operators. The R-PHY architecture will also make it easier to accommodate higher bandwidth speeds in the future.

Why is there a need for higher bandwidth?

More users continue to demand greater bandwidth to accommodate the many intensive tasks that they perform, such as streaming HD video and music, gaming, and accessing cloud-based services. All of these tasks may consume copious amounts of bandwidth, leading to reduced performance and latency issues. While bandwidth speeds may have been measured in kilobytes merely a decade ago, many MSO’s today offer speeds of over 100MB. Although speeds of 1GB are typically only offered to businesses now, there is no doubt that this will eventually become available to the average consumer.

How does R-PHY facilitate the transition toward gigabyte services?

The R-PHY architecture allows MSO’s the gradually shift toward providing gigabyte services by shifting some of their equipment from the headend to the network node and allowing the network to run more efficiently. R-PHY may also improve signal quality and provide a greater degree of reliability.

To learn more about the equipment you need for your network, including fiber patch panels, MPEG 2 encoders, QAM insertion, and more, give us a call today.

FAQ About Fiber Optic Technology

If you’re new to fiber optics, or broadcasting technology in general, you probably have run into quite a few unfamiliar terms like PON or MPEG-2 encoder. Here, we answer some basic questions about fiber optics and some of the common terms that you are likely to encounter as you’re looking to purchase equipment for your network.

What is a fiber optic cable?

In simplest terms, a fiber optic cable is made of either single or multiple fibers that carry light. The fibers are made of either glass or fiber, with plastic being the material most readily available to consumers. The light carries data at high speeds.

What are the advantages of fiber optics over traditional copper cables?

Fiber optic cables can carry a much greater amount of data than copper wire. Not only can they carry more data, but they are also able to transport it faster, making fiber optics ideal for long distances. The cables themselves are also thinner and more flexible than copper, making them easier to install. The last section of the local loop is typically still connected with copper cables.

What is a PON?

PON stands for Passive Optical Network. This type of network architecture is used on a large scale by telecommunications providers offering “triple play” packages (phone, TV and Internet). It uses a passive splitter to take one input and broadcast the signal to many users. On a smaller scale, many businesses are replacing LANs (Local Area Networks) with PONs as they are less expensive, offer higher security and can be easily expanded to include more users.

What is an encoder?

A video encoder allows you to convert your video content into a type of file which can be streamed to your users. Our series of MPEG2 video encoders allow you to convert your files to the standard MPEG-2 format or H.264 for high-quality videos.

Have more questions about your fiber optic network? We’re here to help. Give us a call today for more information or to request a quote on our products.