DEV bundles optical transmission with RF signal distribution

NOVEMBER 5, 2009 -- The DEV 7104 combines the functionality of a 3RU optical chassis for the reception of optically transmitted signals with 1:8 or 1:16 signal distribution.

NOVEMBER 5, 2009 -- Radio-frequency transmission equipment developer DEV Systemtechnik says it is the first vendor to integrate the functionalities of optical signal receivers and radio-frequency (RF) signal distribution into a single unit. With the new DEV 7104 optical system, users save 3RU rack space in a cable headend. Just 4RU high, the DEV 7104 accommodates optical transmission as well as L-band signal distribution and switching. It combines the functionality of a 3RU optical chassis for the reception of optically transmitted signals with 1:8 or 1:16 signal distribution -- which up until now required a separate, standalone 4RU signal distribution system DEV 2180 or DEV 2190. According to the company, the user benefits from a single-ended system with no need for further external signal distribution. One web interface for both functionalities simplifies operation, configuration, and information transfer to an external network management system.

DEV 7103 is an intelligent optical chassis for optical signal transmission with up to 16 transmitter/receiver modules, e.g., DEV 7312 with manual or DEV 7313 with automatic gain control. DEV 7104 integrates this functionality with that of the signal distribution systems DEV 2180 or DEV 2190, offering a comprehensive system. Maximum package density corresponds with the signal distribution system DEV 2190, so the DEV 7104 provides space for up to 16 receiver modules plus a signal distribution of 16x1:8 or 8x1:16, maximum.


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