Redundant switch offers flexibility

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The new RCU50R series 1+1 and 2+1 LNB/LNA/BUC Outdoor Redundancy Control and Switching Unit is being featured on stand. Peak said it can provide a flexible and cost-effective redundancy switch solution, minimising capex through reduced cross-site control and drive cable costs while improving electromagnetic antenna isolation.

According to Peak, the unit is compatible with most makes of BUC/LNA/LNB and waveguide switch items, so is ‘ideal for legacy systems’. Alternatively, for new installations, the company says it is willing to source these from most popular manufacturers.

Switching units are controlled directly via Ethernet with embedded web page and SNMP support.

Rack-mounted control panels can also be provided.

DC power is provided for the BUC/LNA/LNB units, while current is monitored to establish correct operation and trigger automatic switch-over to the standby/off-line unit as necessary. User-settable current alarm levels are provided.

Tell-backs from waveguide switches are monitored to ensure correct positioning and operation. Reference generation, automatic external reference locking or pass-through can be provided for BUC/LNB units.