ViaLite has launched a new C-Band RF over fiber link. With a C-band uplink/downlink frequency range of 3.4–7.1 GHz, the link is suitable for use in a wide range of satcom and broadcast applications, as well as some surveillance and weather radar systems. The link's full frequency range is 500 MHz - 7.5 GHz.
By removing the requirement for an up/down converter to convert signals to an IF band, the module reduces deployment costs and complexity. Another benefit is that there is virtually no signal attenuation across the site from the dish to the operations center.
The ViaLiteHD C-band Link is available either as a rack chassis card or as a new purple OEM module, and comes with a five year warranty as standard.
“The C-band Link has the highest frequency band of all our RF over fiber links and we anticipate it generating a lot of interest,” said ViaLite Marketing Manager: Natasha Miller.
The new C-Band Link products will be showcased at CABSAT in Dubai this March, where the company has a stand on the Satellite exhibition floor (stand: B5-22). ViaLite will be sharing the stand with their distributor for the region, Symbolise, whose managing director Jeroen Husken will also be in attendance.