RF Matrix Router allows integrated powering for up to 64 LNBs.

Press Release Summary:

Supplied in 4U, compact, modular chassis, 64 x 64 L-band Hurricane offers inclusive LNB powering as well as various options to suit such RF needs as fiber inputs, variable gain, and variable slope. Operating frequency of 850–2,450 MHz allows for Ka-band and HTS applications, and energy draw is minimized via powering of active routes only. Designed lets user hot-swap all active internal components, including RF modules, dual redundant power supplies, dual redundant CPUs, and fan trays.

Original Press Release:

ETL Systems Launches New Hurricane Matrix Exclusively at SATELLITE 2016

Most compact RF matrix router on the market allows integrated powering for up to 64 LNBs

Madley, UK and Washington DC, USA. – ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF equipment for satellite communications, has launched its latest matrix – the 64 x 64 L-band Hurricane – at SATELLITE 2016.

The new 64 x 64 Hurricane Matrix is the smallest matrix of its kind in the market with inclusive LNB powering in a 4U compact, modular chassis. Hurricane’s flexible design offers optimised performance and a range of individual options to suit a particular set of RF needs, such as fibre inputs, variable gain and variable slope. The 850-2450 MHz operating frequency allows for Ka-band and HTS applications, while minimising power consumption as only active routes are powered.

“The SATELLITE show is one of the biggest events of the year in the industry and it is certainly a highlight on our calendar,” said Susan Saadat, ETL’s Vice President North America Sales and Operations. “That is why we chose it to launch our latest, most flexible, compact and versatile matrix to date.”

The Hurricane is designed so the user is able to hot-swap all active internal components including RF modules, dual redundant power supplies, dual redundant CPUs and fan trays. The matrix is also designed so that it does not need to be re-booted in the event of any failure. RF signals are fully controlled and monitored, with RF detection on each input and output path.

“With high-linearity signal handling – including improved 1dB gain compression point – and market leading RF performance, the Hurricane Matrix builds on close to 30 years of ETL experience in this industry,” said Ms. Saadat. “Due to the matrix’s ability to power only active routes, it can offer a 25% reduction in power consumption in comparison to traditional RF matrix routers.”

On the surface, the new Hurricane Matrix offers a sleek design with upgraded touchscreen display, more intuitive human-machine interaction (HMI) and an improved web browser system.

“The Hurricane matrix has been designed specifically to handle different satellite feeds that each require individual RF adjustment. To achieve this the Hurricane offers customisable input and output modules for up to 64 feeds in a single chassis”, said Gavin Lewis, Engineering Manager.

ETL Systems can be located at Stand 335 at SATELLITE 2016 from 7-10 March 2016. The event takes place at the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD.

To arrange a demo or an interview with an ETL representative at SATELLITE 2016 or to find out more about ETL’s new projects, please contact Louis Peake at louis.peake@proactive-pr.com.

For further information about ETL Systems, please visit http://www.etlsystems.com.

For technical information, please contact:

ETL Systems:

Kristy Taylor

+44 (0)1981 259020


For press information, please contact:

Proactive International PR:

Louis Peake

+44 1636 812152


About ETL Systems:

ETL Systems is privately owned and has been designing and manufacturing RF equipment since 1984. Its growing global presence accounts for 80 per cent of its total exports from the UK, where ETL is based.

ETL designs and manufacture professional RF distribution equipment for satellite ground stations and other microwave users. The product range includes L-Band Routers, Switches, Splitters, Combiners and Amplifiers covering DC-40GHz. Reliability, resilience, and RF performance are the core customer requirements which drive ETL’s product innovation and development. Adaptability and scalability combine with these to provide future expansion.

With its dedicated in-house engineers based in Herefordshire, UK, ETL Systems has seen an average growth of 20 per cent in the last five years and has won three Queens Awards for International Trade.

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