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Alexander Wiese


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Alexander Wiese (verantwortlich) Anschrift wie Verlag


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Alexander Wiese (verantwortlich), Anschrift wie Verlag

Dear Readers,

Fibre-optic technology is gaining momentum all the

time, and one thing is for sure: Sooner rather than later

it will become the new standard. It was several years

ago when TELE-audiovision introduced you to fibre-optic

LNBs whose signals were no longer distributed via coax

cable but through optical waveguides. Why? Because

fibre-optic distribution did away with limitations on the

length of cables and the number of distribution points.

And then there was the mother of all benefits: Each user

had the full-bandwidth satellite signal at their disposal

at all times.

This issue of TELE-audiovision looks at the next

generation of optical distribution systems, which allows

conventional LNBs (with coax outputs) to be integrated,

or existing distribution setups to be replaced or extended

with fibre-optic lines. So to tell you the truth, the coax

age is drawing to a close. And it’s easy to see why: Coax

technology is faced with issues such as signal attenuation,

which – to make matters worse – also depends on the

signal frequency. The higher the frequency, the higher

the attenuation. With fibre-optic technology, on the other

hand, you couldn’t care less about those matters. Even

though signal attenuation does occur, it is marginal and

does not interrelate with the frequency of the lightwave.

In the end, satellite signal distribution technology

follows the same path as almost every aspect of our

lives: We’re aiming for absolute abundance. It seems

all restrictions are slowly being eliminated, or at least

boundaries are being pushed. Not only do we have an

almost unthinkable number of channels, we can now

also distribute each and any of them to an almost

endless number of consumers. So where does it all

stop? Certainly not with the available technology, but

with every single individual and their conscious choice of

which channel to watch. And speaking of that, let’s never

forget one other thing: Each device has an OFF button,

and it’s there for a reason…

Alexander Wiese

Editor-in-Chief TELE-audiovision Magazine