EMCORE intros redundancy switch units for Optiva platform

Nov. 18, 2013
EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ: EMKR) has introduced the OTS-RSU 3 GHz RF redundancy switch units (RSU) for its Optiva platform. The Optiva platform incorporates fiber-optic transport products for satellite and microwave communications from 1 MHz to 40 GHz. The OTS-RSU series supports satellite signal transport link redundancy applications for 1x2, 1x4, and 1x8 redundant switch configurations when integrated with Optiva RF fiber-optic transmitters and receivers.

EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ: EMKR) has introduced the OTS-RSU 3 GHz RF redundancy switch units (RSU) for its Optiva platform. The Optiva platform incorporates optical transport products for satellite and microwave communications from 1 MHz to 40 GHz. The OTS-RSU series supports satellite signal transport link redundancy applications for 1x2, 1x4, and 1x8 redundant switch configurations when integrated with Optiva RF fiber-optic transmitters and receivers.

EMCORE says the OTS 3 GHz RSUs are ideal for minimizing the amount of spare equipment required by broadcast and cable operators while still maintaining link redundancy and backup for multiple channels. They feature 50- and 75-Ohm BNC or 50 Ohm SMA connector options, dedicated Comm-Link for rapid switching response, and automatic and manual redundancy modes. Additional features include manual position/enable select button, channel status and switch position LED, and LNB power pass-through.

"The launch of the Optiva OTS-RSU 3 GHz Redundancy Switch Units expands the Optiva platform's fiber-optic switching capabilities and supplements the existing 2.3-GHz and 18-GHz 1x1 OTS-RSU-1 switch models," said Frank Weiss, EMCORE's vice president of advanced systems. "This makes the OTS-RSU series a complete optical switching platform for our customers."

All Optiva Redundancy Switch Units provide SNMP monitoring and control.

They can be housed in the same chassis and monitored by the same network management system as Optiva HD video, audio, serial data, and USB extension and distribution cards to support the transport of multiple signal formats and frequency bands in a single flexible platform. The OTS-RSU series is CE and CSA certified and RoHS compliant.

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