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ETL Systems launches new RF technologies for broadcasters ahead of IBC 2015

Developments to StingRay RF over Fibre and L-Band Switch Matrix ranges to be showcased alongside the new Piranha LNB power supply unit

Madley, UK. 08 September 2015. ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF distribution equipment for satellite communications, today announced it has further enhanced its successful RF over Fibre range, StingRay.

Upgraded StingRay RF over Fibre, on display at IBC
Upgraded StingRay RF over Fibre, on display at IBC

The new developments – which will be on display at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam – include improved redundancy systems for reliability, IP65-rated, weatherproof outdoor units (ODU) and standalone component modules, ideal for applications that require a small number of links.

A new Flyaway Unit has also been added to the StingRay range, designed for rapid deployment of flyaway fibre links, making it ideal for Satellite News Gathering (SNG), outdoor or sporting broadcasts and other events where antennas are far away from other equipment.

“These are great additions to our StingRay RF over fibre range, which is the most compact unit of its kind, with built in reliability from dual redundant hot-swap power supplies and hot-swap transmit and receive fibre modules,” said Dr Esen Bayar, Technical Director at ETL Systems. “The StingRay inter-facility links have several advantages over traditional copper coax cables, such as lower loss to signal quality, lower risk of lightning strikes and improvements in transition distances.”

ETL’s new Piranha LNB Power Supply Units and new developments to the L-Band Enigma matrix range, which is used to improve live signal uplinks and downlinks within a teleport, are also being launched at the IBC Conference and Exhibition, which takes place at the RAI Amsterdam from Thursday, September 10 to Tuesday, September 15.

The Piranha is compact, expandable and customisable, offering customers the chance to tailor their energy consumption for specific applications.

New technologies designed in to the Enigma Matrix range include variable gain to balance signals and high linearity and low noise variants to deliver optimum performance. A passive model for high power applications has also been made available.

“Whether it is TVRO applications for playout centres or newsgathering and sports events which require rapid changing of occasional use services, ETL has a suitable product offering,” added Dr Bayar.

For further information about ETL Systems, please visit http://www.etlsystems.com.

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For technical information, please contact:
ETL Systems:
Kristy Taylor
+44 (0)1981 259020
kristy.taylor@etlsystems.com

For press information, please contact:
Proactive International PR:
Louis Peake
+44 1636 812152
Louis.peake@proactive-pr.com

About ETL Systems:
ETL Systems is privately owned and has been designing and manufacturing RF equipment since 1984. Its growing global presence accounts for 80 per cent of its total exports from the UK, where ETL is based.

ETL designs and manufacture professional RF distribution equipment for satellite ground stations and other microwave users. The product range includes L-Band Routers, Switches, Splitters, Combiners and Amplifiers covering DC-40GHz. Reliability, resilience, and RF performance are the core customer requirements which drive ETL’s product innovation and development. Adaptability and scalability combine with these to provide future expansion.

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.