The Itus L-band redundancy switch is a companion product for Calian, Advanced Technologies family of modulators that can be used to provide 1:1 redundancy protection. The switch has redundant power supplies for high availability and includes an innovative smart-switching feature based on the incoming DVB-S/S2 signals.
The switch operates in either automatic or manual mode for redundancy switching between the two RF inputs. In manual mode, an operator can use the front panel push-buttons to control the connection between the RF input and the output. When a failure is detected in automatic mode, the switch autonomously switches over to the standby.
Itus is available with an innovative patent-applied-for signal analysis capability that is not found in other modulator redundancy switches. With this feature, Itus is capable of demodulating up to sixteen DVB-S/S2 signals in the 950 MHz – 2150 MHz frequency range on the RF input ports and switching based on the demodulator/decoder lock status, MER, frame error rate and power level of the incoming signal.
A rear-panel Ethernet management port provides easy access to the user interface from any standard web browser. An SNMP based monitor and control interface provides a connection to external network management systems.
Customized and OEM versions of Itus are available upon request.