- Satellite Evolution
Major milestone achieved as ETL launches ultra-compact L-band Havoc Matrix RF router
ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF signal distribution equipment for satellite communications, has announced the launch of the world’s first single chassis 256 x 256 RF router. The new ultra-compact L-band Havoc Matrix is a major step forward for the industry, providing routing for up to 256 input and output feeds in a 16U high chassis.
The HAV-80 is a distributive (full fan out) Matrix unit which can be expanded from 16x16 up to 256x256 in blocks of 16, enabling operators to cut down on modems and modulators, as well as significantly reducing capital expenditure.
The first orders have already been shipped to two major players in the Government and Defense markets, with the high-tech design attracting attention from across the industry.
Dr Esen Bayer, CEO at ETL Systems commented: “We are really excited to be launching the HAV-80. This is not only a major achievement for our engineering team, but also a significant step forward for the industry. Offering unrivalled capacity for its size, the Havoc Matrix can carry an amazing amount of data and is the most advanced device of its kind.
“The innovative design combines many challenging production technologies, harmoniously integrating RF and electronics, software and firmware, secure and user-friendly interfaces and thermal and mechanical engineering. The HAV-80 has been built with precision engineering and I’m immensely proud of the team at ETL for their incredible contribution throughout the design and development process.”