This standard provides an information model to be used for all amplifier communications in broadband communications networks. The model can be used for FDD and for FDX amplifiers and is applicable to stand-alone distribution amplifiers and to launch amplifiers inside nodes.
This standard defines an information model for communications with amplifiers used in hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) networks. The information model includes capabilities, configuration and status information which can be set either over a coaxial cable transponder or locally via direct wired or wireless connection. This release of the standard is compatible with [SCTE 279] amplifiers and could also be applicable to stand-alone FDX amplifiers and to launch amplifiers inside nodes.
The scope of this document is the amplifier and does not include consideration of the coaxial cable transponder.
This standard defines an information model for broadband amplifiers, especially those used in DOCSIS 4.0 networks. The cable industry will benefit from having a standardized single information model that is used for all amplifier communications.
This standard applies to all hybrid fiber-coax system operators and all node and amplifier equipment vendors.