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Hereford, UK, 11th September 2019 – ETL Systems has announced the launch of a new compact L-band RF matrix/router at IBC. The Hawk is ideally suited for RF signal routing at Low Earth Orbit (LEO) gateways, as well as small High Throughput Satellite (HTS) ground stations and deployable VSAT terminals. The Hawk will be demonstrated on the ETL stand (1.A33) at IBC.
The Hawk matrix is a new addition to ETL’s range of 36 L-band Matrices which is more than double the range of its nearest competitor. The new Hawk provides flexible routing solutions with configurable capacity and uplink or downlink matrix module options. It can be configured with either dual 8x8 matrix modules, or a single 16x8 or 8x16 matrix module. It is a cost-effective solution as one module can be combining for uplink transmit signals and the other distributive for downlink receive signals. The 1U matrix can also be configured with two modules combining or distributing.

“Ground segment equipment for LEO constellations benefits from compact designs with high resiliency and flexibility, and we have designed the Hawk matrix with this in mind. Along with LEO gateways, this new matrix is well suited to other applications, such as small teleports with multiple modems and one or two antennas.”

Ian Hilditch

CEO, ETL Systems

The design of the Hawk matrix supports mission critical communication applications with plug and go technology from field replaceable matrix modules and hot-swap CPU and dual redundant power supply units.
ETL Systems will also be demonstrating a new rack mounted Ku to L-band frequency converter, called the Falcon as well as demonstrating a wide range of RF products, including StingRay RF over Fibre, Griffin Redundancy Switch, and a range of RF components. 
Join ETL Systems, the Satcoms Innovation Group, and BSN-UK for champagne on Saturday 14th September from 4pm on the ETL stand (1.A33).

About ETL Systems
ETL designs and builds high performance satellite communications and Radio Frequency (RF) equipment, with a focus on customisation and customer service. In FY2017, 79% of sales were exports.
ETL’s products are generally used in satellite ground stations and include switch matrices, splitters, amplifiers, and RF over fibre links. Customers include governments, satellite operators, telecoms companies, and broadcasters. Eight of the top twelve NATO governments use ETL products to protect their citizens and fourteen of the top twenty global satellite operators also use ETL equipment.
With its dedicated in-house engineers based in Herefordshire, UK, ETL Systems has seen an average growth of 20 per cent in the last five years and has won three Queens Awards for International Trade.
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