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ViaLite launches new outdoor enclosure range with more RFoF connections and lower power

(15 August 2018 - ViaLite) ViaLite’s new ODE-A4 range of outdoor enclosures can house up to four RF channels and offers lower power consumption using ViaLiteHD Blue OEM links. They replace the company’s classic ODE-A RF over fiber (RFoF) enclosures and can be used for permanent fixed installations or for the rapid field deployment of mobile systems.

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ViaLite ODE-A4 enclosure (courtesy: ViaLite)

Small, lightweight and easy to install, the enclosures are IP65 and NEMA 4 rated for harsh environments, with external weatherproof fiber and power connections. There is space for additional accessories and internal RFoF links, and the RF to optical connection is located closer to the antenna than in the old system, for less loss of signal strength.

AC and DC versions are available, and dual redundant power supplies are provided. With a five year warranty as standard, the ODE-A4 range is available in four versions:

  • The GPS version is used to bring GPS/GNSS signals into buildings for IT timing purposes and allows up to four antennas to be attached for redundancy.
  • The VSAT model is a cost-effective solution for connecting VSAT terminals remotely, and is ideal for use with ViaLite’s 1U rack chassis as a turnkey VSAT RF over fiber system.
  • The ODE-A4 Quad LNB is designed for connecting single-channel and quad LNBs for RFoF interfacility links.
  • The ODE-A4 Configurable can be configured for any type of ViaLiteHD Blue OEM link.