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ETL To Deliver Flexible Redundancy for L-band and ASI signals at IBC

Press Release From: ETL Systems
Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

 ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF signal distribution equipment for satellite communications, will be demonstrating its recently launched Griffin Redundancy Switch at IBC.
 
The Griffin series provides signal redundancy for satellite modulators, downconverters, or modems, enabling switching to a standby path when an error occurs.  The switching can be triggered by front panel, upon RF level detection, alarm contacts or connected to a Network Monitoring Solution. Minimal impact is from failure is reinforced by hot-swap switch modules.
 
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 continual 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.
 
ETL Systems will be demonstrating the Griffin Redundancy Switch, along with other solutions, on its booth (1.A33) at IBC from 15th – 19th September.

 About ETL Systems
ETL designs and builds 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.
 


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