DEV Systemtechnik has developed a new distributing matrix system leveraging the field of proven technology and HMI from the firm’s successful Archimedes Matrix system. The new matrix system — sigma — offers state of the art technology and features to support customers’ needs for higher density, flexibility, and simplicity with an optimized cost / performance ratio.
sigma allows satellite network operators and broadcaster to select any input and output configuration with a granularity of 8 physical ports with as many as 128 inputs and 128 outputs. Ports are selectable with 75 Ohms or 50 Ohms with F or SMA connectors. In addition, sigma also supports direct optical input ports. With up to three hot swapable power supplies, the system can support fail proof redundant LNB powering on all 128 input channels.
All I/Os and the whole switching fabric are designed to support extended L-Band Signaling from 850 MHz to 2450 Mhz. All active modules can be swapped on the fly from the front which drastically simplifies maintenance and upgrades in the field.
Upgrades beyond 128 ports are also supported and kept as simple as possible: as a world’s first, sigma supports embedded, clustering features. As a result, customers do not need external splitter arrays when expanding the network with additional sigma systems beyond 128 ports achieving reduced cost for external hardware, less rack space and shorter installation time.
DEV Systemtechnik is a member of the AXING Group, develops and manufactures a wide range of products and systems for optical and electrical transmission of radio frequency (RF) and broadband signals via coaxial cable or fiber. For more than 25 years DEV has designed, engineered, and manufactured RF transmission equipment for satellite, broadcast, and cable applications. DEV systems are deployed in the signal chain of major satellite networks and Earth stations worldwide.