Attracting attention on its debut at the massive IBC exhibition in Amsterdam this September was ViaLite’s smallest ever outdoor enclosure, the ODE-MINI. Class leading for its size and cost, the IP65-rated enclosure can house two ViaLiteHD Blue OEM modules with optional SNMP for monitoring and control.
Attendance at the show this year rose to over 65,000, and many were drawn to ViaLite’s System Designer tool, which visitors were encouraged to explore and produce their own designs. A first to the market, the tool allows users to predict and validate the performance of complex RF over fiber systems including multiple DWDM products.
The software allows the user to drag and drop a variety of components to create their proposed system. System performance results are then calculated by the tool, allowing the user to analyze their design and make amendments if needed.
Other new RF over fiber developments on show were ViaLite’s Local Integrated GPS Splitter and the C-Band RF over fiber link, which has a full operational range of 500 MHz-7.5 GHz – far exceeding that of the C-Band range alone (3.4-7.1 GHz).