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August 15th, 2017

ETL Systems' Equipment has the Key to SES' Gateways

SES' three new satellites need to operate from reliable ground stations and ETL Systems helped them achieve these results.

L-band Splitter

ETL Systems,  designer and manufacturer of RF distribution equipment for satellite communications, has provided essential equipment for ground stations and gateways to support three new SES satellites by supplying a large amount of the RF hardware required for the six Ka-band and nine Ku-band gateways and ground stations located around the world. These include four ground stations in Australia, seven in the USA and two in Brazil.

Within the fully tailored kits ETL provided to SES were custom designed switches and 10MHz splitters, specially designed to meet SES’s exact requirements. 

The ground stations also feature ETL’s L-band and SHF switches, distribution switches and Enigma switch matrix router systems. Enigma offers complete resilience with single points of failure from hot-swap single input and output cards, dual redundant hot-swap power supplies and CPU modules.

Andrew Bond, ETL Systems said they are very pleased to have been able to support SES in what is a massive achievement for the company. Their equipment is known for its resilience and scalability and is the perfect match for SES’s new gateways that are meeting the ever growing demand for a variety of services across the world.