Home Network over Coax
As more and more television service providers worldwide are adopting the Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) technology to deliver their television programming, the existing coax cables installed inside houses, apartments and other residential buildings are left unused because these coax cablings are originally used for distributing analog cable television signals.
Usually, new twisted-pair based Ethernet cables such as CAT5e cables have to be installed to distribute IPTV signals. Wi-Fi may be used to wirelessly distribute IPTV television programming, but Wi-Fi is inherently a half-duplex wireless transmission technology without guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS), and usually causes significant data packets delays. Also, more often than not Wi-Fi is problematical due to limited transmission distances of coverage.
PAIRTEK's Ethernet-over-Coax (EOC) or IP-over-Coax technology and products offer an extremely cost-effective solution of "one stone to kill two birds" which can create a full-duplex 10/100Base-T Ethernet home network by using the existing otherwise unused coax cables in a house or residential building. Such a home network can be used ideally to distribute IPTV programming as well as provide Internet connectivity for computers and other networking devices.
PAIRTEK's DECA-100 Ethernet-over-Coax Adapter Kit is recommended for such a use case.
In case that "Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)" devices are used, PAIRTEK's DECA-200 PoE-over Coax Adapter Kit is recommended.