IBC 2015 PREVIEW
Stand No: 1.A33
ETL Systems to showcase new technologies in RF
distribution at IBC 2015
New developments in L-band Matrix / routers, RF
over Fibre and LNB
Power Supplies to be showcased
ETL Systems, a global
designer and manufacturer of RF distribution equipment for satellite
communications, will showcase new and improved RF technologies with at this
year’s IBC in Amsterdam, September 10-15.
Amongst these technologies
will be ETL Systems’ new 64x64 Hurricane L-band Matrix Stingray RF over Fibre, Piranha
LNB Power Supply units, and the LS Series Monitoring Switch upgrade.
Customised matrix to meet exact RX chain requirements
The unique design of the
64x64 L-band Hurricane matrix allows the customer to select input modules that
exactly match what the teleport or broadcaster needs. Each input port can be
tailored with its own modules including Fibre L-band input, LNB powering,
variable gain / slope compensation and RF level detection. This flexibility
also allows the matrix performance to be optimised. The user does not need to
compromise the performance of the whole system by, for example, having unused
gain available which inhibits performance.
Power consumption reductions and cost and space savings
ETL’s proprietary technology
minimises the power consumption of the matrix, reducing it by 25% compared to
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.
Rack space saving
Customers can upgrade their
32x32 Enigma matrix to a 64x64 Hurricane matrix and still have valuable spare
rack space. It offers a compact modular design with 4U form factor even when
powering 64 LNB’s.
The Hurricane is designed to
meet Ka-band and HTS applications with 850-2450MHz
operating frequency range.
Visitors to the stand will be
also able to see ETL’s StingRay RF over fibre technology, as
well as the new Piranha power supply units.
Performance & resilience
StingRay’s high performance design
offers excellent module to module isolation, making it ideal for high isolation
applications. Downtime is minimised by dual redundant, hot-swap power supplies
and hot-swap fibre modules. The range now includes 1+1 and 4+1 redundancy
configuration options, providing additional resilience for uplink and downlink
transmissions. For longer distance transmissions over fibre, ETL have introduced
CWDM modules which can transmit RF signals up to 30km distances with low loss.
As well as offering LNB
powering through a matrix, ETL have also developed a new range of standalone
units to power LNB’s. The Piranha Power Supply Units provide DC powering options
in a compact 1U high, 19” chassis for a range of components and devices in
satellite ground station RF and power distribution chains. The units are
compact, expandable and customisable.
Piranha’s modular approach
means that the customer can buy the size that they want and then expand later
as their LNB power requirements increase. Energy consumption can be tailored to
specific applications with power supply module options.
ETL’s new technologies also
include improved performance for carrier monitoring with even faster switching
time, improved return loss and isolation on its upgraded LS series monitoring
on show at IBC will be ETL’s Alto line amplifiers, Dextra
L-band Splitters and Combiners, and L-band matrix router family, including the compact
128x128 Vulcan Matrix, , the 32 x 32 Enigma Matrix, the 16 x 32 Valiant Matrix
and the 16x16 Victor Matrix.
Ian Hilditch, CEO and Andrew
Bond, Sales Director, 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. The company is also
recognised internationally for its innovation and professional service, with 67%
of customers in 2015 being repeat customers and accounting for 93% of orders.
To arrange a demo or an
interview with an ETL representative at IBC 2015 or to find out more about
ETL’s new projects, please contact Louis Peake at email@example.com.