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ViaLite C-band RF over fiber links deployed at Orange teleport

(19 April 2021 - ViaLite) ViaLite has deployed its C-Band RF over fiber links at the Orange Telecom Teleport in Bercenay-en-Othe, France, as the facility undergoes further improvements.

RF over fiber experts, ViaLite and their French distributor Eurosatcom – specialists in the Satcom market – collaborated to help upgrade the teleport operations as part of Orange’s maintenance and upgrade program. ViaLite was selected to provide C-Band operational links for both uplink and downlink paths within the teleport’s facility, with high dynamic range, which exceeds others, and also due to full integration with its monitoring and control chassis system which included dual redundancy.

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ViaLite C-Band products (rack chassis card and purple OEM module). (courtesy: ViaLite)

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The Orange Telecom Teleport in Bercenay-en-Othe, France (courtesy: Orange)

Ryan Nasrallah, Engineer at Eurosatcom, said: “We are excited to be deploying a solution from ViaLite as the C-Band modules are a new, higher frequency product available for any C-Band antennas installed at the facility.

“Not only are we transferring native frequencies in the C-Band range but it also removes the need for any down converters to be placed at the antenna end. Our confidence in the products from ViaLite is always high, as they deliver much better performing units compared to others.”

ViaLite’s Business Development Manager, Amair Khan, commented: “We are very happy to be deploying our new C-Band links into Orange. The links give them the opportunity to cover up to three different bands: UHF, L-Band HTS and C-Band; supporting high throughput satellite operations as well. Our dynamic range, reliability and performance was the main focus with these links, however, the tri-band solution we have developed works really well and gives them confidence in achieving superior performance.”

About ViaLite

ViaLite designs and manufactures RF over fiber links/systems, support modules (including an SNMP Monitor & Control module), rack chassis and outdoor enclosures (the ODE range). Recently launched products include the Blue OEM 1U Chassis, ODE-B3U outdoor enclosure and Mil-Aero 6 GHz Link Pair (including the Black OEM). ViaLite products are used in a variety of markets, including: Satcom, Broadcast, Cellular and Network Timing, Mil-Aero, Telemetry, Maritime, Government, Mining and Public Safety. Customers include: Intelsat, Eutelsat, Telesat, Broadcast Wireless, Vislink Communications, Videosys, Canam, Airbus and Motorola.

ViaLite Communications is a division of Pulse Power and Measurement Ltd (PPM). PPM was founded in 1994 and has three further divisions: PPM Power, PPM Test and PPM Systems.