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How a Passive MoCA Portal can make installs quick and easy

Posted by David Barany
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Ease of use is a major contributing factor when it comes to the efficiency, integrity and cost-effectiveness of Passive MoCA Portal device installations.

If a MoCA passive unit's design is overly complicated, it can result in costly and time-consuming complications for installers and subscribers.

For example, due to the cluttered layout of some passive units, attached cables could block access to other ports. When some devices are mounted horizontally, cables attached to the top row can block access to the bottom row. When installers need to remove cables to get to other parts of the unit, this could disrupt service for other subscribers.

How can you resolve these installation issues?

The first solution is to opt for a passive MoCA unit that clearly differentiates the ports and their individual functions, and uses a consistent and easily-viewable color-coding system. These labels should be clearly visible, regardless of whether there are other cables connected.

Something as simple as the form factor or layout of the ports can also significantly contribute to the ease and efficiency of installation. A simple left-to-right port structure, such as PPC's Passive MoCA Portal, can significantly reduce the risk of user error and make sure instructions are given more accurately.

Features and benefits of the Passive MoCA Portal

  • PPC's Passive MoCA Portal provides cable network connectivity to broadband devices, such as a DVR or modem, while also connecting MoCA devices to the DVR through an isolated internal network.
  • The base unit provides three broadband outputs and four MoCA-only outputs with a passive expansion module (PEMM), enabling the addition of up to three further MoCA-only ports.
  • All F-ports are located in one row, in a left-to-right configuration, for easier access and troubleshooting by installers and subscribers.
  • The device is MoCA-ready, with a -40dB MoCA PoE filter built in and the option to add a further -30dB to the subscriber's drop, if needed. The Passive MoCA Portal is also set up for the installation of DOCSIS 3.1 and full Duplex.
  • There's evidence of improved electrical performance in comparison with similar devices. While these improvements may not be noticeable by the customer, the pass-band flatness and return loss have been shown to be better.

If there's one key difference between the PPC Passive MoCA Portal and its competitors, it's the ease of use, thanks to its unique form-factor.

The simple left-to-right connection design ensures the installation is quick, easy and cost-effective. Any troubleshooting with subscribers and installers is efficient and hassle-free.

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Topics: Design and Install, MoCA

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