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TelecomsTalk | August 8, 2020

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ETL Systems to exhibit new Hurricane 64×64 RF Router at NAB 2016


Most compact RF matrix router on the market allows customisable inputs and outputs and integrated powering for up to 64 LNBs

ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF distribution equipment for satellite communications, will showcase its new, compact Hurricane Matrix at this year’s NAB Show at the Las Vegas convention centre.

The new 64 x 64 Hurricane Matrix is the smallest matrix of its kind in the market with inclusive LNB powering in a 4U compact, modular chassis. Hurricane’s flexible design offers optimised performance and a range of individual options to suit a particular set of RF needs, such as fibre inputs, variable gain and variable slope. The 850-2450 MHz operating frequency allows for Ka-band and HTS applications, while minimising power consumption as only active routes are powered.

Also on show at the NAB exhibition, which runs from April 18 to April 21, will be ETL’s RF over fibre range – StingRay. As the most compact fibre chassis on the market and the first product of its kind to introduce hot-swap power supply units (PSU) in a 1U RF over Fibre chassis, StingRay addresses the growing number of satellite teleports requiring reliable fibre links. It also features local, as well as remote control and monitoring facilities.

For flexible and resilient L-band signal management, ETL will also be displaying the Dextra series of high performance L-band splitters and combiners as well as the compact 4U high modular system; which can hold up to 16 RF modules, including a mix of splitters, combiners, switches and amplifiers.

Susan Saadat, ETL’s Vice President of Americas will be among ETL representatives at the event to demonstrate the range of products and highlight ETL’s quarter of a century of experience in designing award-winning RF equipment. The company is also recognised internationally for its innovation and professional service and benefits from dedicated in-house RF and test engineers, with custom-made solutions a particular speciality.