ETL Systems to Exhibit its Latest RF Technology at CommunicAsia2017

ETL Systems will showcase its latest RF technology at CommunicAsia2017, taking place May 23-25 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore. The event will also mark the debut of its newest RF switch matrix – the configurable 64 x 64 Hurricane Matrix – to the Asian market. The customisable Hurricane RF matrix is designed to change and adapt with the ever-changing requirements of the latest satellite teleports. Input and output modules can be configured with features to suit specific RF needs for each satellite feed, including fixed gain, variable gain, LNB powering and fibre inputs. Not only is the Hurricane flexible and future-proof, but it also features no loss of service, power consumption reductions, improved RF performance, and a simple and intuitive user interaction.

Visitors to the ETL stand will also be able to see ETL’s proven RF over Fibre solutions, with over 1,500 fibre links installed at satcoms sites around the world. ETL’s StingRay RF Over Fibre enables high quality conversion of RF signals over fibre for short and long distance transmissions. The range now includes modules to convert a range of frequencies including L-band, broadband, IF, 10MHz and GPS.

Demonstrations at CommunicAsia 2017

StingRay RF Over Fibre Range
Building on ETL’s existing RF expertise, the new range provides a unique design for high isolation applications. The range incorporates single mode fibre links to transmit and receive RF signals with remote control and monitoring of temperature, fan status and power supply status via a web browser interface and SNMP. All chassis in the range are hot-swap with a range of fibre module options such as single or dual modules, 10 MHz reference modules, and 13/18V LNB powering. New models include redundancy systems for reliability as well as standalone component modules.

16 x 16 Victor Matrix
Easy future expansion - All models now available with software enabled expansion, allowing customers to start with a matrix as small as 4 x 4, allowing them to expand in the future up to 16 x 16 in single steps, via a software key. No need to send the matrix back to ETL for expansion.

Dextra L-band splitters and combiners
ETL’s Dextra Splitter offers high resilience RF signal distribution in a compact 1U high chassis. The range offers consistently excellent RF performance, including high linearity and low noise figure, and outperforms some of the more expensive models available. Full remote control and monitoring via SNMP & web browser interface, with settable alarm thresholds. Flexible and configurable LNB power at the input ports of the splitters is also featured. New options include DC and 10MHz pass.

128 x 128 Vulcan Matrix/Router
The Vulcan offers excellent RF Performance and benefits from compact design, minimising valuable rack space, and hot in-service expansion. The compact configuration offers a cost-effective solution for larger RF routing systems.

Alto Amplifiers
ETL’s Alto series range of L-band Amplifiers provides signal management flexibility within an RF chain. Used to offset signal loss from long runs of cables and passive splitters and combiners by providing gain, the Alto series of amplifiers provide excellent RF performance in a modular design, with a variety of chassis and modules which can be configured to suit a range of applications. The Amplifiers can be fixed gain, variable gain, with dual redundant amplifiers also available. For more information, click here.