Entry device for a CATV network

  • US 10,142,677 B2
  • Filed: 02/07/2018
  • Issued: 11/27/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/21/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An entry device for a cable television (CATV) network, comprising:

  • an input port configured to be connected to the CATV network, such that the input port is configured to receive downstream CATV signals from the CATV network and provide upstream CATV signals thereto;

    a first splitter electrically connected to the input port;

    an active signal path electrically connected to the first splitter;

    a passive signal path electrically connected to the first splitter;

    a second splitter electrically connected to the active signal path;

    a plurality of active ports electrically connected to the second splitter, wherein the plurality of active ports are configured to communicate with one another via the second splitter;

    a passive port electrically connected to the passive signal path and configured to communicate with the input port via the passive signal path;

    a filter configured to block multimedia over coaxial alliance (MoCA) signals from proceeding from the active ports or the passive port to the input port; and

    a signal bypass path configured to transmit the MoCA signals between the active ports and the passive port.

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