Company Targets Multi-Family Housing Market With DirecPC Cable Link

Cable equipment manufacturer Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc.
Wednesday introduced DirecPC Link Internet services.

The cable connection
is capable of providing high-speed cable Internet access for multiple
dwelling units nationwide.

The DPC Link provides users with Internet access speeds three times that of
standard 128-kilobits-per-second ISDN lines. Blonder Tongue said DPC Link creates a cost effective means to provide high-speed cable access at MDUs with 300 or more tenants.

The DPC Link consists of a high performance satellite converter
matched with individual subscriber upconverters. The DPC Link is designed
to receive the Hughes Network Systems
DirecPC satellite Internet services from a single DirecPC antenna and
distribute the signal to multiple subscribers on a MDU distribution system.

After reception, the downlink signal is delivered to the subscriber through
an ordinary fiber optic or coaxial cable connection. The subscriber does
not need a satellite receiver to get the service. The signal is sent
directly through the existing cable to the subscriber upconverter and to a
DirecPC PCI computer card or USB adapter.

James A. Luksch, president and chief executive officer of Blonder Tongue
Laboratories said DirecPC “will give MDU system integrators a compelling
new product offering for their subscribers and should be particularly
attractive to integrators that are marketing themselves as the gateway for
all of their subscribers’ telecommunication needs.”

News Around the Web