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July 18th, 2018

ETL Systems Launches Unique StingRay Solution at IBC

ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF signal distribution equipment for satellite communications will be presenting their solution that enables distribution between a satellite antenna and a remote control room at IBC, booth 1.A33. ETL Systems uses DWDM technology (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing), with multiple signals that can be transmitted and received over distances of up to hundreds of kilometers through a single fiber cable. The technology also offers the potential to deliver redundancy by adding an additional fiber connection. 

The StingRay DWDM is able to maintain a much finer optical spectrum, enabling it to distribute up to 40 channels through one single fiber cable, and covers much larger distances before suffering any signal loss. The addition of pre-amp and post-amp Erbium Doped fiber Amplifiers from ETL Systems further reduces the effects of any potential optical signal loss. 

ETL Systems will also demonstrate its existing StingRay CWDM (Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing) solution, which combines eight optical signals on a single fiber by using different wavelengths. Other products on display include its Griffin Redundancy Switch, which provides signal redundancy for satellite modulators, downconverters, or modems, and its Hurricane Matrix, which provides L-band routing for up to 64 input and output feeds.  

Ian Hilditch, CEO, ETL Systems, commented that satellite is under increasing pressure to deliver high performance and quality in all environments. This is mainly fueled by growing competition for many of its customer base, covering a range of applications, and all vying to deliver multiple services across disperse locations. Both CWDM and DWDM represent great potential for the satellite industry to deliver RF signals much more cost-efficiently and over large distances.
ETL Systems will be demonstrating its solutions at IBC from September 14th through the 18th at booth 1.A33.