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August 24th, 2016

On The Show Floor... ETL Systems To Demo & Detail...

Trade events are superb venues for revealing new products and technologies for any firm, especially as the target audience does not need to be captured and are attending, usually, of their volition.

ETL Systems' 64 x 64 L-band
Hurricane Matrix.

ETL Systems, who designs RF distribution equipment for satellite communications, is going to showcase their new RF technologies at this year’s IBC in Amsterdam, September 9th to 13th. Among these technologies will be ETL Systems’ new Hurricane series switch Matrix/Router. The ultra-compact Hurricane Matrix, which provides 64x64 routing in a compact 4RU chassis, allows the operator to select input and output modules that can be mixed and configured to exact Earth station requirements within the same matrix. The Hurricane’s compact design eliminates the need for additional chassis for fibre receiver modules and/or LNB powering as it can all be integrated within the matrix. This makes it the most compact matrix in the market with inclusive LNB powering.
Alongside the Hurricane, visitors to ETL’s booth at IBC can see the StingRay RF over Fiber link range. StingRay provides a high performance solution for transmitting RF signals across sites and downtime is minimized by dual redundant, hot-swap power supplies. The range now includes ultra-wide dynamic range modules for HTS signals, 10MHz reference timing modules, 1+1 and 4+1 redundancy configuration options, providing additional resilience for uplink and downlink transmissions. For longer distance transmissions over fibre, ETL has introduced CWDM (coarse wavelength division multiplexing) which can transmit eight wavelengths on a single fibre cable, up to 50km distances, with low loss.

ETL will also launch a new range of component products for Global Positioning System (GPS), timing and synchronization as well as a new range of outdoor, IP65 rated, StingRay modules. ETL’s other RF signal management products including Alto Line Amplifiers, Dextra Splitters and Combiners, and LS Series Monitoring Switches will also be on display at IBC. Ian Hilditch, CEO, and Andrew Bond will be among ETL representatives at the event to demonstrate the range of new products and highlight ETL’s quarter of a century of in-house experience in designing award-winning RF equipment.

Visitors to the RF-Design booth will experience live demos as well as participate in active discussions regarding the future of RF.