SpacePath’s intelligent frequency converters feature a hot swappable capability in a 1RU design in which the 1:1 redundant, hot swappable frequency convertor requires no additional, external 1RU switch controller or external input /output switches. A positive aspect of the 1RU redundancy design is that it is a cost-effective alternative to typical 3U-based solutions, providing significant savings in terms of reduced rackmount space, fewer RF cables and lower system costs.
The range of best-in-class convertors also feature:
- A full-featured, digital monitoring and control display via RS-232 serial console, packet protocol RS-485 and user-friendly HTTP-based GUI and SNMP
- Flexible reference with autosensing that can lock to external 5/10MHz reference or utilise a built-in high stability reference oscillator
- Seamless redundancy switching
- Frequency converter range covering Ka-, X-, C-, DBS- and Ku-bands
Colin Bolton, Director, SpacePath Communications said that the new range of frequency converters is another example of their customer-driven focus as they can now address all RF uplink/downlink requirements, not just the high power amplifier segment. And continuing their record of innovation, the products also feature a hot swappable 1:1 system design enabling service providers to replace a faulty satellite frequency converter without interrupting the service.
SpacePath’s full product line-up includes high performance uplink amplifiers and systems that cover all mission-critical segments including satellite newsgathering (DSNG), flyaway or truck-based systems, fixed Earth stations and military satellite communications.
SpacePath will be at stand # 5.B48b at IBC 2017.