DEV Systemtechnik is expanding their RF-over-Fiber (RFoF) product portfolio with a new, extremely cost-efficient system — the new product line Alpha ideally serves operators of satellite ground stations and cable networks.
As part of the current RFoF product line Optribution®, DEV Alpha serves clients seeking very cost-effective fiber optic connections within tight rack spacing. DEV consolidates an unprecedented 32 connections into one rack unit (RU). Owing to its splitters and switching modules, Alpha is also suitable for redundancy applications.
The Alpha indoor housing comes in a 19-inch, 1 RU form factor and can be controlled via SNMP or the DEV Web Interface. Two redundant power supplies are interchangeable during operation. The weatherproof outdoor housing can be mounted flexibly on the antenna mast as part of its compact design to transmit antenna signals directly through optical fiber with no need for a separate outdoor equipment rack.
DEV Alpha will be featured for the first time at the IBC in Amsterdam September 14 to 18. The DEV booth will be located in Hall 5, Stand A15. Appointments for detailed discussions and demonstrations can be reserved anytime online at dev-systentechnik.com or by e-mail at
Manfred Mettendorff, Managing Director of DEV Systemtechnik GmbH, said that RF signals transmitted over conventional coax suffer signal quality loss, especially over increasing distance. Thanks to RFoF technology, this can be almost completely avoided. Here, electrical signals are converted into the optical domain for fiber transmission. At the destination, optical signals are then converted back into electrical form.