ETL Systems will be demonstrating the company's new GRIFFIN Switch for RF and ASI signal redundancy and the StingRay VSAT Fiber link system at Satellite 2018 in Washington DC on Stand 837 from March 13 through 18.
The company's Griffin Redundancy Switch can be used for both uplink and downlink applications and can handle RF and ASI signal types. The switch offers three switch module types which can be mixed and matched to ensure flexibility among different applications. The ASI module, which caters for ASI/SD, SDI/HD and SDI/3G-SDI, is especially applicable for video streaming. The Griffin series provides signal redundancy for satellite modulators, downconverters, or modems, and enables the switching to a standby path when an error occurs. Hot-swap switch modules reinforce minimal impact from failure.
Connectivity between a VSAT antenna and a remote control room is provided by ETL System’s VSAT Fiber system and drastically reduces signal loss and delivers a high quality feed, delivering connections for links up to 10 kilometres apart without the need for additional amplification. Dual redundant power supplies ensure resilience and continual performance, while ruggedized Neutrik cables and an IP65 rated weatherproof housing for the outdoor unit allows the system to withstand the harshest of physical environments.
Andrew Bond, the Sales Director at ETL Systems, stated that the company has witnessed increasing pressures on satellite providers to deliver more accurate services and continual feeds. Having reliable and efficient equipment that can deliver signals and minimize errors in workflow is vital to compete in the satellite industry.