Communication Systems & Equipment

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L.A. Metro Transportation Authority Selects SmartDrive for Rollout across Bus and Rail Fleets

June 22, 2016

Second Largest Transit Agency in United States to Protect All Riders by Expanding Deployment to Add New Video-Based Safety Program for Rail PHOENIX - (American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference) - SmartDrive Systems, a leader in video-based solutions that reduce risk, improve safety and support transit agencies' ability to comply with rail regulations, announced today that... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Transportation Industry Products

Powerful SSL-built Satellite for Intelsat Begins post-launch Maneuvers According to Plan

June 15, 2016

PALO ALTO, CA - Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that a high-power satellite designed and built for Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world's first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite, Intelsat... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

City of Burnsville Upgrades City Council Coverage to HD with Broadcast Pix Mica Integrated Production Switcher

June 8, 2016

Billerica, Massachusetts - June 2, 2016 - Broadcast Pix™ today announced the City of Burnsville, Minn., has upgraded to a Mica 1000 integrated production switcher in its control room at City Hall to provide HD coverage of City Council meetings for its cable and online viewers. According to Marty Doll, communications coordinator, the upgrade was prompted by a desire to move to HD production as... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Zeevee to Demonstrate Newest Lineup of Video Distribution Solutions at Infocomm 2016

June 8, 2016

New Solutions Emphasize Ease of Use and Flexibility of 4K Video over IP solutions from ZeeVee Boston, June 2, 2016, ZeeVee, Inc. a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology, will be demonstrating its new video distribution solutions the ZvMXE, ZyPerMX and ZyPer4K™ CATx with KVM, at the InfoComm 2016 Show in Las Vegas, June 4 – 10 in booth N725, at the Las Vegas... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Filters with Performance Efficiency Uncompromised by Angle of Incidence

June 8, 2016

Palatine, Ill. – Midwest Optical Systems (MidOpt) announces the release of a broad range of StablEDGE™ filters. StablEDGE™ is an innovative hybrid filter design that maintains critical spectral performance in imaging applications with short focal length lenses (<12mm) or angular-dependent lighting. In traditional filter designs, as the angle of light reaching the filter changes, the... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Safety & Security Equipment

Cambridge Sound Management Raises the Bar with New Active Sound Masking, Paging, and Music Solution.

June 8, 2016

The new Qt® Active Emitter leverages direct-field technology to deliver a powerful all-in-one sound masking, office paging, and background music system for commercial facilities. WALTHAM, Mass. - Cambridge Sound Management, the world's largest provider of sound masking technology, announced today a new direct-field sound masking solution that combines high performance sound masking with... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

HDMI Quad Screen Multiviewer has built-in USB KVM switch.

June 7, 2016

In addition to letting 4 computers display video simultaneously on one monitor, SPLITMUX®-USBHD-4RT can switch one of 4 attached computers to shared keyboard and mouse for operation and access to 2 additional USB devices (via built-in 2-port USB 2.0 hub). Supporting resolutions to 2K (2048 x 1080), multimodal multiviewer can be controlled via Ethernet, RS232 serial port, keyboard commands, OSD, front panel buttons, or IR remote. Quad mode delivers real-time video performance of 60 fps. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Geodetic Antennas leverage VeraPhase technology.

June 6, 2016

To minimize de-sensing from such high-level, out-of-band signals as 700 MHz LTE and other cellular band signals, VeraPhase® VP6300 and VP6200 feature linear LNA with pre-filtering. Triple-band VP6300 receives of GPS L1/L2/L5, GLONASS G1/G2/G3, BeiDou B1/B2, and Galileo E1/E5a+b (1,165–1,254 MHz + 1,560–1,610 MHz), while dual-band VP6200 receives GPS L1/L2, GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1/B2, Galileo E1, and L-Band correction services (1,195–1,254 MHz + 1,525–1,610 MHz). Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

GaN Pallet targets L-band radar systems.

June 6, 2016

Operating over instantaneous frequency band of 1,200–1,400 MHz, Model IGNP1214M1300-GPS contains bias sequencing and RF-activated gate biasing circuitry that help minimize output noise and simplify system integration. Under 300 µs, 10% pulse conditions, 50 Ω matched device supplies minimum of 1,300 W peak output power with typically >12 dB gain and 55% efficiency from 50 V supply voltage. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems

PC Adapter bridges Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2, Thunderbolt 3.

June 3, 2016

Thunderbolt™ 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter lets users connect Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices, such as docking stations, hard drive enclosures, and adapters, to PC's Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port. Thunderbolt 3 technology, which uses USB-C connector to combine and deliver power, display, and connectivity signals in one connection, supports transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps, dual 4K display support, power and charging up to 100 W, and support for DisplayPort and PCIe® protocols. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

High Desert Church Relies on FOR-A's HVS-2000 Video Switcher for Multi-Site Video Streaming

May 31, 2016

Cypress, CA, May 25, 2016 - California’s High Desert Church is a multi-site house of worship with four campuses that serve a total congregation of over 8,000 people. Looking for a switcher that enabled them to live stream sermons from their main campus to their other sites, High Desert turned to FOR-A. The church recently purchased the company’s HVS-2000 video switcher to fulfill all of the... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Non-Industrial Products

ViaSat Small Tactical Terminal Selected for Canada's Department of National Defence's CP-140 Aurora Aircraft

May 31, 2016

ViaSat Real-time Link 16 Communications Small Tactical Terminal Enables Network Interoperability between Canadian Armed Forces and Coalition/Allied Forces EY CENTRE, Ottawa - (CANSEC 2016) - ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company and General Dynamics Mission Systems--Canada, announced today the ViaSat Small Tactical Terminal - KOR-24A - (STT) was... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Fiber Optic Microswitch suits MRI and industrial applications.

May 31, 2016

Featuring V15-style form factor, MR386 ZapFREE® Microswitch comes in Industrial model with extended temperature range of -40 to +80°C and non-metallic MRI Safe model with temperature range of -5 to +60°C. MRI model is designed for use inside bore and is magnetically invisible to imaging process. Non-electrical, totally passive sensors provide EMI and RFI immunity, isolation from high voltage and lightning, inherent safety in explosive atmospheres, and can operate over distances up to 1,500 m. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Switches and MMIC Amplifiers deliver ultra wideband operation.

May 26, 2016

Operating from DC to 18 GHz, non-reflective GaAs switches CMD234C4 (SP3T) and CMD235C4 (SP5T) provide 40 dB isolation @ 10 GHz and respective insertion loss values of 2 and 2.5 dB. Distributed amplifiers CMD240 (DC to 22 GHz) and CMD241 (2–22 GHz) offer respective noise figures down to 2.2 and 2.3 dB and gain values of 15 and 13.5 dB. Operating from 26–35 GHz, CMD243 wideband balanced driver amplifier offers 15.5 dB gain and noise figure of 4.4 dB. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

High Frequency RF SOI Mixer covers 10-19 GHz range.

May 26, 2016

Offered in 24-lead, 4 x 4 mm QFN package, UltraCMOS® PE41901 provides reliable, repeatable, and consistent solution for frequency-mixing applications. This passive, double-balanced, Ku-band mixer with image rejection integrates local oscillator (LO) path 90° coupler and RF port baluns on single die. Along with phase-canceling capability, features include 21 dBm IIP3 linearity, 10 dB conversion loss, and 25 dB image rejection. LO to RF isolation is 38 dB, and LO to IF isolation is 23 dB. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

GaN X-band SSPAs offer integrated monitoring and protection.

May 26, 2016

Measuring 220 x 150 x 41 mm excluding heatsink, Series DM-X300-01 delivers output power up to 300 W and covers 8.4–9.6 GHz band. Pulsed solid state amplifiers include key parameter monitoring with self-protect functions which are activated if SSPA detects that VSWR threshold, duty cycle, or current limits have been exceeded. Devices also alert host system when low output power condition is detected, or when temperature limits have been exceeded. Interface to host system is provided via Ethernet. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Wideband RF Transceiver simplifies wireless system design.

May 25, 2016

Able to replace or eliminate as many as 20 discrete radio components, AD9371 can be used as common design platform across multiple applications and standards. This integrated, carrier-grade SoC radio solution achieves RF tuning range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz, 100 MHz signal bandwidth, and power consumption of <5 W under standard operating conditions. Features include 12 x 12 mm, 196-Ball CSP_BGA package, fully integrated LO and clocking functions, and on-chip calibration and correction algorithms.
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Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Compact Surface Mount Circulator offers low insertion loss.

May 25, 2016

TRAK X-Band SMT Circulator, designed to replace drop-in and microstrip style circulators, provides 10% bandwidth at X-Band, 20 dB min isolation, and 0.45 dB max insertion loss. Offering up to 20 wcw of power handling in 0.25 x 0.25 x 0.066 in. package, product operates from -40 to +85°C and installs onto CCA/PWB exactly same as other SMT components. Functionality and capabilities are optimized for phased array radar antennas as well as EW and communications systems applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Circular Sputtering Source offers UHV-compatible option.

May 25, 2016

Designed to meet requirements of R&D community, Torus® Mag Keeper™ includes quick target change feature, optimized cooling design, and low operating pressure capability. Circular magnetron sputtering source is engineered with no O-rings and all ceramic insulators. For magnetic film deposition, Mag Keeper offers high-strength magnet options for sputtering up to 3 mm thick Fe. Product comes in 2, 3, and 4 in. target sizes with broad range of mounting options. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Three-Port Media Converter supports dual input over SFP.

May 25, 2016

Used to add IP Video to network, CNMC2+1SFP/M features 2 TX input ports and one SFP port for user's choice of fiber type, distance, connector type, and speed. Port isolation lets unit act as 2 independent media converters while using single optical fiber for transmission, while Mux feature prevents network video flooding of multicast traffic with DIP switch selection of fiber port as dedicated uplink path. Link Fault Pass-Through feature is also standard. Read More