ETL Systems has unveiled the first in an exciting new range of RF over fibre products called StingRay. A growing number of satellite teleports require reliable short distance fibre links, and ETL is developing a new fibre range to offer the highest level of redundancy whilst maintaining the best quality of signals for seamless broadcasts.

The first in the range, which will be shown off at ETL's stand SU5625, is a high density 1U rack mountable chassis housing up to 16 hot-swap transmit and receive RF over fibre modules and is designed to be used for short distance links between satellite dishes and the teleport. StingRay is the first product of its kind to introduce hot- swap power supply units (PSU) in a compact 1U chassis and also features local as well as remote control. Hot-swap fibre modules provide the option of part population, which can help teleport engineers to design fibre links within budget.

ETL has also unveiled the 128x128 high density Vulcan matrix which is designed for larger satellite teleports and is ideal for distribution of high volumes of L-band signals in broadcast or government locations. It is housed in a 16U 19 rack enclosure and has extensive on-board monitoring and reporting of RF card amplifier status, CPU and PSU status and HMI communications all providing peace of mind for 24/7 operation.

ETL has a quarter of a century of experience in designing RF equipment and is recognized internationally for its innovation and professional service. It benefits from dedicated in-house RF and test engineers, specialising in originating resilient RF design concepts and enhancing existing products.

ETL Systems' Fibre Solution Building on existing RF expertise, the new range will have superior RF specs and provide a unique design for high isolation applications.

This is the most compact unit of its kind on the market, capable of fitting the greatest number of hot-swap transmit and receive fibre modules in the smallest space, said Dr Esen Bayar, Technical Director of ETL Systems. We have focussed on excellent module to module isolation and this StingRay fibre chassis...

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