MediaManifold High-Definition CATV Distribution System


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        • 12-zone CATV distribution system
        • Expandable from 24 to 576 zones
        • High-power, high-headroom, low-noise, and low-distortion

        Today's High Definition digital cable systems demand a high quality signal to work properly. A poor digital signal results in pixelation, freezing, and even complete loss of picture. Crestron's MediaManifold is designed specifically for HD digital cable* to ensure a clean, full-bandwidth signal at every TV throughout a home or small business.

        The MediaManifold MM-DS-12 is a 12-zone bidirectional CATV distribution amplifier featuring individual gain and tilt adjustment on every output. The MM-DS-12 integrates all of the elements of a complete professional head-end into a single compact module. High power and headroom combine with low noise and distortion to deliver exceptional performance for distributing both analog and digital cable TV signals*.

        Simplicity without Compromise

        Designing and installing a high-performance residential or small commercial cable TV system is easy with MediaManifold. The MM-DS-12 eliminates the numerous splitters, combiners, amplifiers, and cables that make up an ordinary distribution system, replacing them all with a single, compact surface-mount module. Each of its 12 zone connections supports up to 300 feet of homerun RG6 coaxial cable feeding a single television or set-top box. An additional output is provided for cable modem and digital phone, and an external modulator can also be connected to enable signals from security cameras and other video sources to be combined and distributed along with the main cable TV channels.

        Automatic Adjustment

        Compared to conventional CATV distribution amps, MediaManifold offers much greater capability for proper adjustment, providing independent gain and tilt settings for every zone. Adjusting these settings is extremely easy with MediaManifold. Simply by entering the cable length for each zone, the MM-DS-12 sets the optimum gain and tilt settings automatically.

        Determining the cable lengths is also very simple using the optional MM-HTDR Cable Analyzer†. The MM-HTDR employs state-of-the-art "time domain reflectometry" to determine the length and integrity of each RG6 cable run. At the press of a button, the MM-HTDR analyzes the cable and transfers the length measurement to the MM-DS-12, setting the appropriate gain and tilt values automatically.

        Using MediaManifold, complete system adjustment is fast and easy and every TV receives an optimized signal.

        Easy Expansion

        Adding the MM-DE-12 MediaManifold Expander† provides an additional 12 zone outputs. Housed in an identical compact module, the MM-DE-12 connects to the MM-DS-12 using three 'F' cables, supporting a total of 24 zones with automatic gain and tilt adjustment for every zone output. Additional zones can be achieved by cascading any zone connection to a second MediaManifold system, enabling complete systems of over 500 zones.

        Key Features
        • 12-zone CATV distribution system
        • Expandable from 24 to 576 zones
        • High-power, high-headroom, low-noise, and low-distortion
        • Supports bidirectional cable runs up to 300 feet each
        • Individual gain and tilt adjustments per zone
        • Automatic setup using MM-HTDR Cable Analyzer
        • Built-in cable modem output and modulator input
        • Compact surface wall-mount design
          Forward Bandwidth 54 MHz to 1 GHz
          Reverse Bandwidth 5 MHz to 42 MHz
          Maximum Output Cable Length 300 feet (91 meters)
          Gain 23 dB
          Gain Adjust -6 to +25 dB
          Tilt Adjust 0 to 31 dB
          Isolation > 45 dB
          CABLE SYSTEM INPUT (1) F-type coaxial, female;
        Impedance: 75 Ohms nominal;
        Maximum Input Level: 20 dBmV;
        Nominal Input Level: 0 dBmV ±5dB
          DATA MODEM (1) F-type coaxial, female;
        Impedance: 75 Ohms nominal
          MOD INPUT (1) F-type coaxial, female;
        Impedance: 75 Ohms nominal;
        Nominal Input Level: +30 dBmV
          EXPANSION (3) F-type coaxial, female;
        Impedance: 75 Ohms nominal;
        COM, OUT, and IN connections to MM-DE-12 expander†;
        Maximum Cable Length: 10 feet (3 meters)
          ZONE 1 – 12 (12) F-type coaxial, female;
        Bidirectional CATV distribution outputs for use with RG6 only;
        Impedance: 75 Ohms nominal
          PWR 5VDC 5A (1) 3.0mm barrel DC power jack;
        5 Volt DC power input (PW-0550R power supply included)
          TO MM-HTDR (1) 3.5mm TRS mini-phone jack;
        For connection of the MM-HTDR† during setup
        Controls and Indicators
          FEET (1) green LED, indicates FEET mode is selected
          DB (1) green LED, indicates DB mode is selected
          MODE (1) miniature pushbutton, selects between FEET and DB modes
          ZONE (1) miniature pushbutton w/green LED indicator & 2-digit display, used to select a zone for adjustment
          GAIN (1) miniature pushbutton w/green LED & 3-digit display, used to set the cable length or gain for the zone selected
          TILT (1) miniature pushbutton w/green LED & 3-digit display, used to set the cable length or tilt for the zone selected
          Λ, V (2) miniature pushbuttons; manually adjust the cable length, gain, or tilt settings
        Power Requirements
          5VDC 5 Amps @ 5 Volts DC regulated
          Power Supply (PW-0550R included) 120 Volts AC, 60 Hz
          Temperature 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
          Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
          Heat Dissipation 68 BTU/hour
          Chromium-plated aluminum w/black powder-coated steel end panels and polycarbonate label overlay, surface-mount with integral heat-sinks and (2) mounting flanges
          Height 11.05 in (28.07 cm)
          Width 10.42 in (26.47 cm)
          Depth 2.54 in (6.45 cm)
          5.9 lb (2.7 kg)

        * Not compatible with systems utilizing a MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) based media service such as Verizon FiOS.

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