New for IBC2014 is the UPC2 Uplink Power Control Unit from MITEQ. A rack-mountable unit, designed to adjust the strength of uplink signals to compensate for varying weather conditions, the UPC2 can control up to 10 uplink channels. The attenuator channels are available for L-Band or 70/140 MHz IF frequencies, with the UPC2 able to adjust up to 30dB of uplink power correction for each channel.
The UPC2 can be set up completely from the front panel or over a remote bus via a host computer; all monitor and control functions are accessible at the front panel and via the remote bus. Its protocol set is backward-compatible with the MITEQ UPC-A and UPC-L products. As an option, MITEQ offers the UPC2 with Remote Site Diversity Switching supporting applications that employ geographically separated redundant uplink systems, such that uplink signals will be transmitted from the site experiencing the most favourable weather conditions.