Install of the Month: Training the Future Installers of America
Feb 1, 2002 12:00 PM, Daniel Ari
Tim Pattrin, video communications coordinator at West Middle School in Wayzata, Minnesota, wanted students in his data networking class to install the school's new distributed video system. He designed the video routing system around flexible, reliable Cat-5 cable to make pulling and terminating the cabling easy. The students who installed the system and the teachers who now use it are pleased with the results.
Tim selected a Lynx Broadband system from BH Electronics. This component converts unbalanced coaxial signals to balanced Cat-5 signals, routes them to the classrooms, then converts them back to coaxial signals at each television. High-performance baluns and filters keep the signals clean. And because the system is passive, it is reliable — and it was affordable.
The system delivers 70 channels to 60 classrooms — and more can easily be added. Bi-directional communication makes it possible to broadcast from one classroom to the entire school.
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