The ongoing problem of pinpointing network noise in the cable network has plagued DOCSIS HFC Networks for years.
Until now, limited tools have been available to find the problem area of the network. Bad amplifiers, bad taps, bad couplers–locating these issues usually involves many expensive hours spent driving around and searching for the damaged piece of equipment. Current solutions typically force providers to invest in expensive hardware, deployed in cable headends. But these solutions don’t actually localize the source of the noise.