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HDTV on CAT 5e/6 cable

RF Distribution for Modern Networks

The Lynx Ultra distribution system delivers HD, SD and analog RF video (TV) on a Cat 5e/6 cable.

State-of-the-Art high frequency baluns are used in the hubs and end converters to deliver RF frequencies up to 860 MHz without using any bandwidth on the network.

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Lynx Ultra HDTV Distribution System

What is Lynx Ultra?

The Lynx Ultra HDTV distribution system features a passive design for most standard applications with hub assembly located in the wiring closets (MDF/IDF) and Ultra converters located at the point of use to deliver HDTV over a Cat 5e/6 cable infrastructure.

How do we do it?

The (RF) television signal is inserted into the Lynx Ultra system via the coax input on the back of the hub from your cable provider, CATV headend, satellite headend or terrestrial TV.  Each 8-port hub has its own F-connector for precise balancing of the incoming signal strength.

Lynx Ultra HD-24

An Ultra hub uses high-frequency RF baluns to convert the 75 ohm unbalanced coax signal to a 100 ohm balanced signal to be transmitted on pair 4 of the twisted pair (UTP) cable. A patch cable from the front of the hub connects to the patch panel and out to the point of use. Then an Ultra converter converts the signal back into coaxial form for input into the TV, simultaneously delivering your entire channel lineup.

Ultra converters are available in passive and amplified models. The passive converter will be used for most applications.  The amplified converter is designed for applications requiring maximum run lengths and frequencies.

Layout Drawing

Example of Cable TV and/or Off-Air Distribution

Example of Multi-Source Headend Distribution

Performance Specifications

Lynx Ultra Distribution System

Lynx Ultra is designed to distribute RF frequencies from 5 MHz up to 860 MHz at a distance up to 100 meters on Cat 5/6 cable.

Please contact us for a free custom system design for your application.

Price Information

Pricing for the Lynx Ultra distribution system averages out to about $120 per TV location.  The average cost per drop is based on a fully populated hub and corresponding number of Ultra passive converters.

Please call us for a free custom system design and quote for your application.

Features and Benefits

The Lynx Ultra Advantage

State-of-the-Art RF Baluns: Sophisticated high frequency, impedance matching baluns deliver a clean RF signal to each TV.

Cost Effective and Ultra Reliable Equipment: The hubs and passive converters do not require power and thus are very cost effective and extremely reliable. There are no internal amplifiers, power supplies or fans that will inevitably fail over time. All components are fully bi-directional, as required for set top box applications.

Scalability: Ultra hubs are designed in 8, 16 and 24 port configurations to ensure proper port counts and minimize excess ports. Enhances your ability to scale installation from a handful of ports to hundreds of ports in each wiring closet.

Reliable Infrastructure: A structured cabling infrastructure combined with a homerun design improves reliability compared to coax.  Straight forward design removes taps and splitters between the IDF and the TV removing potential failure points in the distribution system.

Flexibility: Moves, adds and changes are easy with a patch panel and UTP cable.

Simplicity: A unified UTP infrastructure leverages the cost saving benefits of a single type of cable for all of your horizontal runs and allowing the delivery of multiple services including television on a Cat 5/6 network.

Technology Bridge: Lynx Ultra provides the ability to leverage your new or existing Cat 5/6 cable infrastructure to deliver high-definition television while creating a future proof installation with a clear migration path for future technologies.

System Design Examples

Lynx will provide a custom system design based on your specific application. System designs will provide specific information in regards to hub configurations, amplifier settings and how to connect equipment for optimal signal distribution in wiring closets.  This service is provided at no additional cost as part of Lynx Broadband's commitment to our customers for the highest quality RF distribution systems on Cat 5/6 in the marketplace.

Call us today for a free custom system design and see how Lynx Broadband is transforming HDTV distribution.

Part Numbers and Drawings

Part Number Drawing
Lynx Ultra Hub Assembly
24 Port Ultra Hub - HD24 L40-0271 Click here to view drawing
16 Port Ultra Hub - HD16 L40-0270 Click here to view drawing
8 Port Ultra Hub - HD8 L40-0269 Click here to view drawing
Lynx Ultra Converters
Ultra Converter (passive) - UC L40-0257 Click here to view drawing
Ultra Converter (active) - AUC L40-0258 Click here to view drawing
12 inch coax jumper cable
(connects single port converter to TV)
40 dB Power Doubling Amp  180-0521
38 dB Power Doubling Amp (rackmountable) 180-0522

How to Purchase

Products for commercial applications can be purchased directly from Lynx Broadband if you are willing to handle the installation yourself. Products can also be purchased from approved Lynx dealers and distributors if you prefer local assistance with the installation. A third option is to purchase a turnkey package from Lynx Broadband.  Click here for more information on turnkey services.  For self installation or dealer installation Lynx will assist by providing a system design and layout drawings at no additional charge.

To purchase Lynx equipment or get the name of a dealer in your area, please contact:
Phone: 952-894-9590