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Said to be superior to other RF matrices in terms of variable gain and tilt, DC insertion, local user interface and other technical parameters, Archimedes from DEV is being launched today at IBC.

Archimedes is also differentiated, according to DEV, by its small size – it hosts a 64 x 64 matrix in a high density 4 RU rack – and by a price that is claimed to be 40% lower than competing products. With optical inputs, redundancy options for inputs, outputs and controller that DEV says are unique and other features are said to provide users with market-leading flexibility and reliability.

Available in standard configurations of 32×32, 32×64, 64×32 or 64×64, DEV says that Archimedes can easily be upgraded to 64×64 in increments of eight. With the LNB power option, each RF input port is capable of delivering LNB power and is able to select the polarity and band of the LNB. In addition, the matrix provides an integrated TV receiver that is operated via the multi-touch display. Each input signal can be routed to the TV receiver which can play unprotected content.