head end


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head end

The originating point in a communications system. In cable TV, the head end is where the cable company locates its satellite dish and TV antenna for receiving incoming programming. In online services, the head end is the service company's computer system and databases. See cable modem and CMTS.
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RGM Faqeer Afzal said during the last five days, Pemra Multan teams seized fourteen Head End equipments from Multan, 21 from Khanewal, 21 from Vehari, five from Rahim Yar Khan, 16 from Dera Ghazi Khan, five from Muzaffargarh and two from Rajanpur.
The requirement for the division bells to be mixed with every channel means that the conventional head end technology is not sufficient; however successful trials have identified a suitable concept design.