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ETL Systems Releases GPS Products

By Caleb Henry | May 3, 2016
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      graphic showing the use of ETL GPS devices. Photo: ETL Systems.

      [Via Satellite 05-03-2016] Satellite Radio Frequency (RF) equipment specialist ETL Systems is launching a new range of products for Global Positioning System (GPS) and broader Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) applications. The new product range includes outdoor and indoor GPS over fiber, outdoor and GPS splitter units, which enable the distribution of GPS timing signals from a single antenna.

      ETL’s StingRay GPS over fiber outdoor transmit unit is housed in an IP65-rated weatherproof enclosure and is designed to be mounted close to an antenna. The receive indoor unit can house up to four hot-swap GPS over fiber modules, each with a -20dB monitor port to measure input signal levels. The chassis provides resilience with dual redundant, hot-swap power supplies and local and remote control and monitoring, with a Web browser interface.

      The company’s GPS range of splitters support passive splitting of the GPS signal and can be used for redundancy by combining signals from multiple antennas into a single channel, or splitting the signal from a single antenna.

      ETL’s GPS over optical fiber distribution system allows GPS antennas to be located on a roof where they can have a clear view of the sky and the receiver to be in a separate location, such as in a server network room.