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‘Easily expandable’ matrix switch on show

The XTREME 80 port matrix switch is being demonstrated on the Quintech stand. It exhibits what the company claimed was an innovative asymmetric design, able to offer a 16×64 port configuration in a 2RU chassis. Included in the high-density matrix are hot swappable and redundant power supplies and control cards.

Standard independent input and output variable gains allow the user to balance input signals and provide optimum signal performance to the receivers. The XTREME 80 can, according to Quintech, save up to 90 per cent of rack space and inter-module cabling as compared to existing 16×16 technology.

The company said that this L-band matrix switch had already been selected by a US government intelligence agency to expand its network capabilities due to its compact size and superior
RF performance.