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ETL Systems RF Matrix used by Broadcast RF for golf’s showpiece British Open at Royal Birkdale


Madley, UK. 20 July 2017: ETL Systems equipment is being used by Broadcast RF this week for the 146th British Open, golf’s oldest championship.

ETL, a global designer and manufacturer of RF distribution equipment for satellite communications, supplied multiple 16x16 Victor L-band Matrices to Broadcast RF – providers of high quality, state-of-the-art RF technology used in the making of television programmes covering sports, news and light entertainment events – which they are using flexibly for different events.

For The Open, Broadcast RF – which also recently used ETL equipment for Wimbledon – are cascading four Victor Matrices to make a 16x64 system to be used for wireless cameras at the event, enabling flexible distribution of antennas and receivers.

The Open is broadcast live all over the world and viewed by millions of people every year. This year it takes place July 20-23 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

“It’s an honour to hear that our products are being used for such a major event like The Open,” said Andrew Bond, Sales Director, at ETL Systems. “It demonstrates not only that our customers trust our products to help provide the best possible broadcast, but also trust our products to be reliable in unpredictable situations, such as live TV coverage of the world’s biggest sporting events.”

ETL’s Victor can be used as a standalone 16 x 16 router or cascaded to make larger systems. Other key features of the Victor include: hot-swap dual redundant fan modules, variable gain to balance input signals, RF signal monitoring of each input, resilience from dual redundant power supplies, remote control and monitoring via RJ45 Ethernet port with SNMP and web browser interface, and local control and monitoring via front panel push buttons and display.

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ETL Systems:

Kristy Summers
+44 (0)1981 259020

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About ETL Systems:
ETL design and build high performance satellite communications and Radio Frequency (RF) equipment, with a focus on customisation and customer service. In FY2016, 91% of sales were exports.

ETL’s products are generally used in satellite ground stations and include switch matrices, splitters, amplifiers, and fibre optic equipment. Customers include governments, satellite operators, telecoms companies, and broadcasters. Eight of the top twelve NATO governments use ETL products to protect their citizens and fourteen of the top twenty global satellite operators also use ETL equipment.

With its dedicated in-house engineers based in Herefordshire, UK, ETL Systems has seen an average growth of 20 per cent in the last five years and has won three Queens Awards for International Trade.

About Broadcast RF:
Broadcast RF has one operational goal, the provision of the high quality state of the art RF technology to be used in the making of television programmes covering sports, news and light entertainment events.

Broadcast RF supplies the complete package, from its focus on strong client service, to frequency management/booking anywhere in the world. Its equipment is tailored to the specific task and needs of its clients, supported by access to 24/7 technical support and its extensive range of backup equipment. Broadcast RF is totally flexible to the needs of its clients whether it is a single antenna or a large scale engineered project.