One of the most pressing problems in the CATV industry today is the lack of trained technical personnel.
With the wiring of major market systems, size has become a major consideration as it relates to system maintenance.
The major market system demands that "normal" system maintenance has now become "super maintenance" and to try and supply technical competence simply by numbers as relates to personnel required to maintain a 1,000 mile system using the same formulas as required to maintain a 100 mile system will not work.
Therefore, it was felt essential that electronics become the maintenance tool of the major system.
System status monitoring can be one of the answers to the manpower crunch.