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SED Systems' Decimator Provides Low-Cost L-band Spectrum Analyzer and Monitoring Solutions

Saturday, December 01, 2007  
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SED Systems has introduced the Decimator - a low-cost spectrum analyzer card providing accurate, fast measurements in a very small form factor. It is ideally suited to measurement of communications and broadcast carriers, as well as integration into an RF system, satcom terminal or RF monitoring/measurement system.

The Decimator is an L-band digital spectrum analyzer on a 1/2-size PCI card (6.9 x 4.2 inches). It uses state-of-the-art digital technology and Fast Fourier Transformations to make quick and accurate measurements. The Decimator accepts all L-band signals from 950 to 2,150 MHz and input levels from -75 to -5 dBm. It fits in any computer or enclosure with a 1/2-size PCI slot and only draws power from the PCI slot. All communications with the card occurs via the Ethernet port. The user interface can be displayed using any web browser - no additional software is required. The Decimator has comparable accuracy and resolution bandwidth to traditional spectrum analyzers costing twice as much.

The 8-Port Decimator is a 1U rack-mount chassis, containing a Decimator card, along with an 8-port switching card, allowing you to monitor up to 8 input feeds. The 8-Port Decimator is ideally suited for a teleport, VSAT hub or broadcast facility with multiple feeds to monitor.

Both the 8-port unit and the Decimator card can be remotely controlled by any PC connected to it via a local LAN or the internet. This allows all technical staff the ability to monitor feeds and carriers at any time and from any location. To allow integration into existing monitoring, management or uplink systems, the Decimator provides a programmer's API and an SNMP status interface.

SED Systems provides the satellite industry with the timely delivery of dependable flexible systems and services to meet customers' needs in testing, operating and managing their satellite networks. Serving teleport operators, satellite service providers and satellite operators, SED Systems includes a comprehensive line of products. SED serves customers around the word with a flexible approach to cost-effective and practical solutions.

For more information, contact or call 306-933-1518.

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