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ETL Systems RF equipment selected by major U.S. broadcast network


The company is exhibiting its latest broadcast solutions this week at NAB

Madley, UK. 24 April 2017: ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF signal distribution equipment for satellite communications, has been selected by a major US broadcasting network in a top 10 Designated Market Area (DMA) to upgrade its satellite infrastructure.

ETL will provide two of its best-in-class 64x64 Vortex L-band matrix systems and six of its 16-port LNB PSU (Low Noise Block Power Supply) solutions for the major contract, which will be operated at two satellite downlink facilities that the network affiliates operate within its geographical region. Plans to begin shipping and installing the equipment are projected to be end of May 2017.

“The reliability and technical strength of our products made it the ideal choice for the replacement of the customer’s existing system, which was 12-15 years old and in need of a major overhaul or replacement,” said Bill Pryle, International Sales Manager for ETL Systems. “Our RF solutions coincide perfectly with the broadcaster’s requirements, and our track record of resiliency and consistent performance at other broadcast sites was a huge factor in gaining the win for ETL.”

The 64x64 Vortex L-band Matrix system provides hot-swap capabilities, ensuring minimal downtime in the unlikely event of a failure ensuring that costly downtime is reduced. The 16-port LNB PSU offers a compact solution for 18V LNB powering, featuring hot-swap dual redundant power supplies for reliability.

“We are delighted to be chosen for this exciting project, as this demonstrates the stringent technical capabilities of our RF equipment. This project provides a huge boost to ETL Systems’ position in the US market, demonstrating the range and flexibility of RF solutions that ETL Systems offer,” added Mr Pryle.

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For technical information, please contact:
ETL Systems:
Kristy Summers
+44 (0)1981 259020

For press information, please contact:
Proactive International PR
Kelly Mancaruso
+44 1636 812152

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.