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NEW Griffin series - Flexible ASI and RF Signal Redundancy Switching

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"Broadcasters are under increasing pressure to provide content anywhere and anytime, often delivered to multiple platforms," commented Andrew Bond, Sales and Marketing Director, ETL Systems. "In this highly competitive environment, having redundancy in place is becoming increasingly important. This solution makes that easy, whilst being flexible for a multitude of different applications."

The Griffin Redundancy Switch offers three switch module types, which can be mixed and matched within the unit to provide flexibility for different application types. The ASI module, which is particularly pertinent for video streaming, caters for ASI/SD, SDI/HD and SDI/3G-SDI signal types. Switching may be triggered by front panel, RF level detection, alarm contacts or NMS. When operating in Auto mode, modules with RF level detection will switch from main to standby on detection of a fault on the main. Switch back to the main path is configurable. The default setting is for the unit to latch to the standby path and not automatically switch back to the main path if the RF signal is restored.

The Griffin chassis (Model GRF-C900-1U) is a compact 1U chassis which can hold 2 hot-swap 2x1 redundancy switch modules.

The chassis features dual redundant PSUs and hot-swap switch modules.


Griffin Switch Module Options

2x1 850-2150 MHz Redundancy Switch
2x1 DC-2500 MHz Redundancy Switch
2x1 ASI Redundancy Switch
Model GRF-010-XXXX
Model GRF-050-XXXX
Model GRF-087-B7B7
RF level detection for auto switchover

Latching relay switch

1:3 distribution amplifier on the output

Latching relay switch

DC & 10MHz Pass on all ports

Level detection for auto switchover

DC & 10MHz Pass on all ports

Full range of RF connectors & impedances

Failsafe relay switch & amplifier by-pass

Full range of RF connectors & impedances

75Ω BNC connectors only


ETL Systems will be demonstrating the Griffin Redundancy Switch, along with other solutions, on its booth (1.A33) at IBC from 15th - 19th September.