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ETL Showing Flexible Satellite Redundancy Switch at IBC 2017

ETL Systems will be demonstrating its recently launched automatic Griffin Redundancy Switch at IBC.

The ETL Griffin series of switches provides signal redundancy for modems, satellite modulators, or downconverters, allowing switching to a standby path when an issue or error occurs. Switching can be triggered by front panel, upon RF level or loss detection, alarm contacts or connected to a Network Monitoring Solution. Minimal impact is from failure is reinforced by hot-swap switch modules.

Switch modules include a 2x1 RF redundancy switch operating between 850 - 2150 MHz with RF level detection for auto switchover, a 2x1 RF redundancy switch for DC - 2500 MHz, and a 2x1 ASI redundancy switch with level detection for auto switchover and a failsafe relay switch and amplifier bypass.

The Griffin Redundancy Switch can be used for both downlink and uplink applications, and can handle RF and ASI signal types. At IBC, ETL will be demonstrating how it can help broadcasters ensure uninterrupted feeds.

“Broadcasters are under increasing pressure to provide content anywhere and anytime, often delivered to multiple platforms,” commented Andrew Bond, Sales and Marketing Director, ETL Systems. “In this highly competitive environment, having redundancy in place is becoming increasingly important. This solution makes that easy, whilst being flexible for a multitude of different applications.”

The Griffin Redundancy Switch offers three switch module types, which can be mixed and matched within the unit to provide flexibility for different application types. The ASI module, which is particularly pertinent for video streaming, caters for ASI/SD, SDI/HD and SDI/3G-SDI signal types.

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