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ETL Systems Launches VSAT Fiber System at IBC 2017

ETL Systems showcases a new VSAT RF over fiber solution with 10 MHz reference signals at IBC.

ETL said VSAT fiber provides fiber connectivity between a VSAT antenna and a remote control room. Capable of delivering connections for links up to 6.2 miles apart without the need for additional amplification, it drastically reduces signal loss, ensuring a much higher quality feed regardless of the VSAT application.

Ruggedized Neutrik cables and an IP65 rated weatherproof housing for the outdoor unit means the system can be used even in the harshest physical environments. Dual redundant power supplies also ensure resilience and continual performance. 

“VSAT systems are extremely invaluable where the coverage area is large, quick installation is required, or where terrestrial alternatives are difficult to organize,” said Andrew Bond, ETL’s sales and marketing director. “However, quite often they suffer with signal loss between the antenna and the control room. This system will have a huge impact on the quality of the feed.”

ETL’s VSAT fiber system features one downlink transmission path and one uplink path, both with 10 MHz reference signals, carried on a separate fiber. It also enables Low Noise Block (LNB) and Block Upconverter (BUC) powering. An optional Ethernet over fiber port enables remote monitoring and control of the outdoor unit and external antenna mounted equipment.

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