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.
You are probably spending a fortune on backbone switches and routers, on DSLAMs and modems in your POPs, on CMTSs in your head ends, on provisioning systems, on upgrading your network operations center (NOC), on building your plant out 2 way and increasing frequency, on conditioning your lines.
Since the drive pulleys could not be used to install the belt, which was strung from the head end back towards the tail, a unique belt clamping system was installed on a separate structure.
The OP4528 features remote power alignment via an SNMP interface, removing the need for operators to synchronise head end and field technicians during link set-up.
The contract includes a state-of the art video head end system, local integration and a five-year support agreement, Tandberg Television said.
In the not-so-distant past, broadband networks delivered video entertainment to cable television subscribers in one direction: from the cable operator's head end to the subscriber's home.
The structure and organisation of the head end of the building is immediately apparent.
The order covers a complete DAB head end system with full redundancy, including a dynamic range controller, audio encoders, data transmissions, multiplexers, and management systems.
So I was proud to stand outside the gates at the Pier Head end and I am sure the strains of my pipes drifted across the docks.