Pilot Carrier Redundancy Source

The ATX Pilot Carrier Redundancy Source (PCRS) is a 1-RU device that serves as a highly reliable, primary and backup CW pilot channel source. The ATX PCRS combats against complete spectrum loss and damage to amplifiers by automatically failing over to the backup tone until the problem can be resolved in a reasonable maintenance window, protecting the outside plant against disruptions and business-crippling outages. Frequency agile, the tunable and standalone system offers high-launch power and reliability. All status information is reported and can be monitored through a Web interface or SNMP-capable management system. The PCRS is designed for any MSO relying on analog pilot channels.


  • Reliably generates both primary and backup pilot channel CW tones at any frequency set by customer
  • Constant monitoring of all internal systems with front panel and SNMP alarming
  • Local set-up via easy-to-use front panel LCD menu
  • High RF output level
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supply modules
  • Compact 1RU chassis
  • Single F(f) output port, with multiple front F(f) test points to monitor combined or individual source