The production version of the Satcom6 — an intelligent outdoor enclosure designed for satellite teleports — is being highlighted at IBC by UK RF over fibre manufacturer ViaLite Communications.
The stainless steel unit can be pole- or wall-mounted and accepts up to six ViaLite modules including RF up to 4.2GHz or support modules such as digital reference and Ethernet. Using SNMP, the links can be monitored and controlled remotely using a simple web browser. CWDM functionality allows multiple signals down a single fibre. ViaLite switch and splitter modules can be used to set up full or partial redundancy.
“We developed the Satcom6 specifically for satellite teleports”, said Dr Martin Ryan, managing director at ViaLite. “Teleport operators can now install RF over fibre links between the antenna and the control room without the need for costly outbuildings, which is a huge saving. Moreover, the hardware in each unit can be configured to meet the individual requirements at each teleport. The production version on display at IBC2014 incorporates refinements that have been introduced to the Satcom6 since we announced it last year.”