The equipment at a cable system that receives the various program source signals, processes them and retransmits them to subscribers.
is a general term that refers to the point at which all cable television programming is collected and formatted for placement on the cable system. The headend master facility is typically a secure building (or PLC substation) housing several large satellite dishes for reception of cable/satellite TV networks, antennae, and/or fiber optics, as well as electronic equipment used to receive, process and re-transmit video and data over the local cable infrastructure. header
The equipment in a cable system which receives the various program source signals, processes them, and retransmits them to subscribers. In the 10Broad36 Ethernet media system, the location that serves as the root for the branching tree of the physical medium; the point to which all inbound signals converge and the point from which all outbound signals emanate.
A cable TV systems control center where incoming signals from satellites and other sources are put into the system.
a source of video signals
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Generally, a cable television system's master control operation where signals are received (sometimes from a variety of sources: satellite, land-lines, microwave, even taped or live origination) and delivered on various cable system channels.
The central hub of a cable TV system, where signals are received from many sources (e.g., satellite and over-the-air) and sent out to cable subscribers.
The primary transmission point in a cable system supplying the hubs and trunk cables.
The equipment located in the central office of the service provider. The headend connects the cable network to external data networks.
Refers to the central receiving and distribution point of a cable television or SMATV system. Usually consists of a numersous ground stations to receive satellite delivered programming that is then organized and routed to cable or SMATV grid for delivery to the subscriber.
The centre for a catv system where signals are received or originated for subsequent transmission through the network to customers.
The control center of a cable-television system, where incoming signals are amplified, converted, processed, and combined into a common cable for transmission to subscribers.
Electronic control center -- generally located at the antenna site of a CATV system -- usually including antennas, preamplifiers, frequency converters, demodulators, modulators and other related equipment which amplify, filter and convert incoming broadcast TV signals to cable system channels.
The electronic equipment located at the start of a cable television system, usually including antennas, earth stations, preamplifiers, frequency converters, demodulators, modulators and related equipment.
Central distribution point for a CATV system. Video signals are received here from satellite (either colocated or remote), and frequency is converted to the appropriate channels, combined with locally originated signals, and rebroadcast onto the HFC plant. For a CATV data system, the headend is the typical place to create a link between the HFC system and any external data networks.
A collection of lineups for a particular state and/or a particular service, e.g all FTA lineups for NSW, all cable lineups for Vic etc.
Central distribution point for a CATV or MATV system. i.e. The portion of an SMATV system where all desired signals are received and processed for subsequent distribution.
The source end of a coaxial cable TV system. Often, the site for signal processing equipment essential to proper functioning of a cable system.
The point at which the signal originates (either generated or received from another source e.g. satellite) in a communications network, such as in a cable television system.
The origination point of a cable system where incoming signals may be amplified, converted, processed and combined into a common cable along with any origination cable casting for transmission to customers. Usually includes antennas, preamplifiers, frequency converters, demodulators, modulators, processors and other related equipment.
Location where cable television systems collect and distribute satellite programming.
The originating point of TV signal in a cable television system
The central receiving and processing station where a cable system collects various program signals and retransmits them to subscribing households.
A headend is the cable TV provider's base, where they receive signals from TV studios, either their own or another station's, and retransmit them to their customers.
The electronic equipment at the start of a cable system; usually switches, multiplexors, and digital recorder equipment.
The control center of a cable TV network.
The central facility where signals are combined and distributed in a cable television system.
1) A central control device required within some LAN and MAN systems to provide such centralized functions as remodulation, retiming, message accountability, contention control, diagnostic control, and access to a gateway. 2) A central control device within CATV systems to provide such centralized functions as remodulation (illustrated). See also local area network (LAN).
A cable company's main signal routing facility.