European satellite operator upgrades satellite feeds
A leading European satellite operator wanted to upgrade their approximately 120 RX and TX signals. They have used ETL's modular system. On the RX chain, each signal firstly hits a variable gain, variable slope compensation amplifier - this is designed to compensate for cross site cable losses as well as to balance levels as they come into the main equipment room across the RX feeds. Each feed then hits a custom-build 4-way active splitter, again with variable gain, but independently settable for each OUTPUT of the splitter. This means that one (or more) weak channel can be boosted as required to again give a balance and optimise RX signal performance. The TX chain is very similar with combiners and amplifiers again balancing both feeds and cable losses.