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VeEX VePAL CX180+/CX180-D3+

CATV network testing simplified

An all-in-one, super-tech installation and maintenance tool for next generation CATV networks. The CX180+ and CX180-D3+ can be used at the headend for return path ingress scan and return path QAM analysis. Enhanced ingress monitoring in both the forward and reverse paths is possible across a 50dB dynamic range. Adjustable resolution bandwidths, measurement dwell times and attenuation provide spectrum analysis capabilities all optimized for CATV signal types and bandwidth. Similar to the CX150+, the CX180+ supports a DOCSIS 2.0 cable modem or an advanced USG - available as hardware options at time of order or as field upgrades. Remote View software option is also available.

The new CX180-D3+ offers an integrated dual band DOCSIS 3.0 cable VeEX New CX DOCSIS 3 CATV Analysermodem to provision 8x4 channel bonding used in high bandwidth DOCSIS 3.0 CATV networks. With the same powerful Signal Level Meter and QAM analyzer functions of the CX180+, advanced users will benefit from the greater sensitivity and lower noise floor of the CX180-D3+ when troubleshooting low level ingress. The CX180-D3+ is also able to perform Return Path QAM analysis complete with constellation diagram, so no upstream impairment is left undetected.

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  • Intuitive presentation of measurements with test graphics
  • High resolution color touch-screen viewable in any lighting conditions fitted with protective cover
  • Robust, handheld chassis packed with powerful and flexible features for demanding environments and test conditions
  • Optimized for field engineers or technicians installing and maintaining CATV networks enabling triple play services
  • Ethernet port and connection for back office applications, workforce management and triple play service verification
  • USB memory stick, Bluetooth adaptor, and FTP upload capability for test result storage and file transfer respectively
  • Maintain instrument software, manage test configurations, process measurement results and generate customer test reports using included ReVeal™ PC software
  • Extend field testing time using interchangeable LiIon battery pack/s. Greater battery autonomy provided in standby mode
  • Supports advanced IP testing; Ping, trace route, ARP Wiz, VoIP, IPTV, WiFi, Web browser, and FTP upload/download via Ethernet or USB port where applicable
  • Perform remote testing and monitoring using the remote control option via standard Ethernet interface
  • NetWiz cable diagnosis with network statistics*
  • VoIP call emulation and MOS performance analysis*
  • WiFi Wiz site survey with Internet and VoIP check*



  • Frequency analysis from 5 to 1000 MHz
  • Supports Annex A and B signal formats
  • Comprehensive SLM features including single channel measurement, system scan, tilt, and installation check
  • Measure power level of NTSC, PAL and SECAM video signals
  • Carrier-to-Noise (C/N); Adjacent Channel measurement ratio
  • MER and Pre/Post BER measurements of QAM carriers with Constellation diagram and Histogram
  • Forward and Reverse path ingress scan to detect noise and/or CSO/CTB interference
  • Reverse Path QAM 16/64/128 MER, Pre/Post BER measurement with Constellation diagram
  • Equalized/unequalized MER and BER measurements
  • DOCSIS 2.0/EuroDOCSIS 2.0 modem emulation with USG capability (CX150+/optional on CX180+)
  • DOCSIS 3.0/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 modem emulation (CX150-D3+/CX180-D3+)
  • Upstream Signal Generator (USG) (CX150+/optional on CX180+)
  • Upstream QAM 16/64/128, CW, QPSK signal generation with FEC (CX120+/CX180+)*
  • RP Balancing* for loopback testing (with CX120+/CX150+/CX180+)
  • Home Installation Process*

General Specifications

•Size 210 x 100 x 55 mm (H x W x D) (8.25 x 3.75 x 2.25 in)
•Weight Less than 1 kg (less than 2.2 lbs)
•Battery LiIon smart battery 2600 mAh 10.8VDC
•Operating Time 
Standard > 4 hours, Standby > 12 hours
Extended > 8 hours, Standby > 24 hours
•AC Adapter Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
•Output: 15VDC, 3.5A
•Operating Temperature -10ÚC to 50ÚC (14ÚF to 122ÚF)
•Storage Temperature -20ÚC to 70ÚC (-4ÚF to 158ÚF)
•Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
•Display 3.5 VGA 320x240 full color touch screen
•Ruggedness Survives 2 m (6 ft) drop to concrete on all sides
•Water-resistance Water resistant - may be used in light rain
•Interfaces USB 2.0 Host and Client, RJ45
•10/100T Ethernet, Bluetooth  (optional)
•Languages Multiple languages can be supported
•Power up time Less than 20 seconds

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