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Ask the Expert: RF Gateway 1 (RFGW1)

            Read the bioWith Ron Hanson

Welcome to the Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions from Cisco expert Ron Hanson about the RF Gateway 1 (RFGW1) including installation, operation, configuration, and troubleshooting. He can also answer questions on how to analyze log entries, and screens that provide troubleshooting information as well as how to look for solutions to advanced issues.

Ron Hanson is a customer support engineer in the Technical Assistance Center, where he supports major RF Gateway 1 customers as part of the Service Providers Video team. He started working with the RF Gateway before its general release in 2008, and worked in the field on large Gateway deployments before joining product support. Hanson has been in the cable TV industry for 38 years. He previously spent 22 years at Scientific-Atlanta, which was acquired by Cisco in 2007. He holds two joint patents and is certified as a Cisco Optical Specialist. 

Remember to use the rating system to let Ron know if you have received an adequate response. 

Ron might not be able to answer each question due to the volume expected during this event. Remember that you can continue the conversation on the Service Provider sub-community discussion forum shortly after the event. This event lasts through August 9, 2013. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other community members.

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Ask the Expert: RF Gateway 1 (RFGW1)

Hello,

When can video and data be carried on the same RFGW1?

New Member

Ask the Expert: RF Gateway 1 (RFGW1)

Hi Jackson,

Thank you for your question regarding multiple modes on the RFGW1.

Any carrier can be designated separately as Video, Data, or SDV.

There is no restriction to how much Data or Video can be mixed.

I do see more SDV and VOD being mixed on a single Gateway because they can come from the same USRM.

However, we see more and more data being mixed worldwide as the new code 6.1.2 now supports DEPI.

Please let me know if you need more information.

New Member

Ask the Expert: RF Gateway 1 (RFGW1)

Hello Ron,

The US Navy is installing many Cisco LAP1524SB-A-K9  (5.8 and 2.4 GHz) WAPs on their ship topsides. I work for Lockheed Martin and we have been tasked to find locations for these WAPs and make sure their receiver components are not RF damaged by emissions from high power radar antennas. Can you provide me a maximum RF input power level (dBm) which must not be exceeded to avoid damaging the first RF components in the WAP receiver?    Thanks

New Member

Ask the Expert: RF Gateway 1 (RFGW1)

Hi Thomas,

Unfortuanately my focus is just RF Gateway 1.  As for support on Wireless products I would suggest calling the general TAC support number  at 1-800-553-2447.  They will be able to route your question to the proper group.

Sorry I couldn't help

RON H

New Member

Ask the Expert: RF Gateway 1 (RFGW1)

Hi Ron,

Have another question about RFGW1.. when can I sare data and video on the same chassis?  thanks

New Member

Ask the Expert: RF Gateway 1 (RFGW1)

Hi Jackson,  It seems as if this is the same question.  Please send more details on your request.    RON

New Member

Ask the Expert: RF Gateway 1 (RFGW1)

Hello Ron,

I am planning to have my design of the network and I wonder how many licenses are required for channel 96, DVB and PK operation?

Thank you

New Member

Ask the Expert: RF Gateway 1 (RFGW1)

Hi Lisa,  I had access issues to the site

For 96 channels two of each type of encoding license is required.

Only one Octal license is needed to activate 96 channel operation.

Therefore, you will need to order the following:

ONE  Octal License

TWO PowerKey Licenses

TWO DVB Licenses

Please contact me if you have more questions.  Thank you for your interest in RFGW1 products!

RON

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