November, 2009

25 Nov

SED Systems 4-Port Decimator Spectrum Analyzer

The SED Systems 4-Port Decimator enables low-cost spectrum measurement and analysis in a convenient form factor for installation in an equipment rack and connection to multiple feeds.

The SED Systems 4-Port Decimator is the same unit as the popular SED 8 Port Decimator, but with only 4 operational ports. Future activation of the additional ports is a simple software upgrade with no need for additional hardware. It comes in a standard 1RU chassis with an integrated 4-port RF switching capability.

The 4-Port Decimator access to the spectrum analyzer-like graphical user interface and switching control is available using any standard web browser.

Decimator uses state of the art digital technology and Fast Fourier Transformations to make quick and accurate measurements. The Decimator accepts all L-band signals from 950 to 2,150 MHz and input power levels ranging from –75 to –5 dBm. It can be connected to an external 10 MHz reference for improved frequency accuracy and stability. All data communications with the Decimator occurs via the Ethernet port on the rear of the chassis.

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20 Nov

Vertex RSI Sentinel Auto Acquire Antenna Terminals

SATCOM Technologies’ Sentinel Auto Acquire Antenna Terminals combine quality Prodelin brand antennas with VertexRSI one-button satellite acquisition and control modules.

General Dynamics™ Model 98 and 120, (98cm and 1.2M), Auto Acquire Antenna Terminals are ideally suited for economical, remote satellite communications. Applications include oil and gas exploration, satellite news gathering, recreational vehicles, Homeland Security, disaster recovery, search and rescue, business continuity, fire, police and first responder use. The stow-mobile VSAT terminals provide immediate Internet and Broadband video access on multiple Ku-Band satellite platforms worldwide.

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19 Nov

Middle Atlantic PTRK Series Portable 19″ Racks

The Middle Atlantic Products Secure Rolling Steel Racks serve a variety of applications. The PTRK Series Racks are available in 14 to 27 rackspace sizes and have a 500 lb. weight capacity.

Racks come equipped with smooth rolling 4″ locking casters and solid front and rear doors standard. The PTRK_MDK models include a graphite laminate wood top, plexi front door and solid rear door.

PTRK Features

  • Fully welded 16-gauge construction
  • 1/8″ thick structural steel internal braces
  • Smooth-rolling 4″ locking cushion casters
  • Available with solid locking front door, or with graphite
    laminate top and plexi front door
  • Removable Decora® plate for low voltage Decora® accessories
  • Standard keylocked front & rear doors
  • Rubber-padded spring loaded recessed handles
  • Infinitely adjustable 10-32 threaded 11-gauge rackrail
  • 500 lb. weight capacity
  • Durable textured black powder coat finish

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18 Nov

Middle Atlantic ERK-4425-AV Configured A/V Rack Enclosure

The Middle Atlantic Products ERK Series 19” welded stand-alone/ gangable enclosures’ advanced manufacturing techniques provide highest quality and lowest price.

ERK-4425-AV Series Features

  • Fully welded construction
  • 2,500 lb. weight capacity
  • 1/8″ thick structural steel internal braces
  • UL Listed in the US and Canada
  • Seismic certified (when used with ERK-Z4 option) with an Ip value of 1.5
  • 22” OD width, 25” OD depth
  • Standard front, optional rear 11-gauge 10-32 threaded, fully adjustable rackrail with
    numbered rackspace increments
  • Configurable rear door with bottom vent, solid locking front door
  • Integrated fan top
  • 3-1/4” wide vertical lacer strip, Six horizontal lacer bars
  • Twelve 8” Velcro® cable management straps
  • Durable black textured powder coat finish
  • Thin power strip, 20 Amp, 20 outlet with cord
  • Leveling feet
  • 100 qty. 10-32 mounting hardware

…for more Equipment Racks and Cases

17 Nov

Middle Atlantic VRK Series 19” gangable enclosures

The Middle Atlantic VRK Series 19” gangable enclosures are Narrow Multi-bay Racks, Optimized for Video Cable Bundles.


  • Fully welded construction provides the following weight capacities – UL
    Listed load capacity: 2,500 lbs. – Static load capacity: 10,000 lbs. –
    Seismic certified load capacity: 775 lbs.
  • 1/8″ thick structural steel internal braces
  • Features horizontal lacing bars made from 1/2” thick tubing
    on 7” centers, which facilitate quick tie-and-slide lacing
  • 2 wide pairs of 11-gauge 10-32 threaded rackrail with
    numbered rackspace increments
  • Optional solid, fully vented, plexi & vented plexi front doors available
  • Open top with configurable top panel options
  • Seismic Certified (when used with VRK-Z4 option) with an
    Ip value of 1.5
  • Durable black textured powder coat finish
  • UL Listed in the US and Canada

16 Nov

NJRC NJT5027L 6W Ku-Band Block Upconverter (BUC)

The New Japan Radio NJT5027FL 6W Ku-Band BUC is now in stock at Satcom Resources and usually ships in 1-2 business days. The NJT5027FL operates in the 14.0 – 14.5 GHz Output Frequency. LED Version. Output Power @P1dB: 6W (+37.7 dB.m min.) IF Frequency: 950-1450 MHz. Input Connector: Type F Female. Output Interface: WR75 Waveguide Flange (with Groove). Power Requirement: +24VDC (+15-+24 VDC). Power Consumption: 50W max. Weight: 2.3 kg (5.1 lbs)
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13 Nov

Expand Networks 6830 Accelerator

The Expand Network 6830 Accelerators for regional offices combine multiple optimization and acceleration services on one appliance easily fitting into your existing infrastructure will providing a cost-effective solution for regional operations.

6830 Features

  • Up to 10 Mbps of compression
  • Up to 100 Mbps of optimization
  • Up to 45 Mbps of acceleration
  • Up to 200 connected remote Accelerators
  • Up to 128,000 concurrent IP connections
  • 2 GB of memory

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05 Nov

Expand Networks 7930 Accelerator

The Expand Networks 7930 Accelerator delivers Expand’s industry leading technology on proven HP hardware platforms.

The 7930 Accelerator for data centers and large remote branch offices delivers:

  • Up to 10 Mbps of compression throughput
  • Up To 100 Mbps of TCP acceleration and Layer-7 QoS throughput
  • Up to 350 connected remote Accelerators
  • Up to 256,000 concurrent TCP sessions
  • Up to 500 WAFS users
  • 500 GB of RAID-5 hot swap storage
  • Integrated Lights Out (I.L.O.) management capabilities

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04 Nov

Ku-Band DRO and PLL LNBs categorized by Input Frequency

In our efforts to improve the customer experience and increase ease-of-use on the website, Satcom Resources has added a new layer of categorization to our vast offering of Ku-Band LNBs. Now you can select the needed frequency range for your application from either the Ku-Band PLL LNBs page or the Ku-Band DRO LNBs page, and find a comprehensive list of high quality products to suit your exact needs. You will also find links to our custom Configurators which allow you to choose the correct model LNB by selecting Frequency, LO Stability, Noise Figure and Connector Type. Satcom Resources is always striving to make your shopping experience easier and values your input.

02 Nov

Adtec Encoders Send Four Concurrent GIGE Routes per Destination

Adtec’s HD422 Encoders can send Four CONCURRENT (same time) GIGE routes (IP destinations) of the transport stream with unique configuration and FEC (SMPTE 2022) setting per destination! These routes are concurrent with ASI operational and internal constant capture with the hard drive if the TS rate is lower than 40 Mbs (old PATA hard drive limitation).

Adtec HD422 can encode four (4) MPEG 1 Layer 2 {they even support phase alignment of the MPEG 1 Layer 2 audio allowing surround sound without external processors when using the Tandberg TT1290 IRD}. Encoding also supports two (2) Dolby AC3 and two (2) MPEG 1 Layer 2 or any combination up to two each. Example, Encode one (1) Dolby AC3 and encode three (3) MPEG 1 Layer 2 audios.

Adtec can passthrough Dolby AC3/5.1/E, LPCM and Linear Acoustic E2. Passthrough support is via SDI and or AES. We can passthrough up to two (2) compressed Dolby (AC3/5.1/E) or Linear Acoustic E2 or two (2) SMPTE 302M (LPCM) audio streams. Dolby E, E2 and LPCM each take 2.308 Mbs.

Throughput for the 2.308 data rate:
Dolby E supports 4×2 or 5.1+2 (8 channels)
LPCM supports stereo audio (2 channels)
Linear Acoustic Stream Stacker E2 supports two (2) sets 4×2 or 5.1+2 or a total of sixteen (16) channels. E2 is equivalent to two (2) Dolby E boxes.
Base model NTT 9100 can pass one SMPTE 302M (nomenclature they use for Dolby E) and encode 2 MPEG 1 Layer 2. By adding NTTs additional audio board, they can pass two (2) SMPTE302M and even claim to pass four (4) with a very unique method with no audio encode capabilities with either two (2) or four (4) Dolby E passthrough. NTT is limited to TWO PIDs total when in passthrough mode. They claim they can passthrough four (4) Dolby E by combining two Dolby E payloads per AES3. This requires external audio processing to mix two Dolby E payloads onto a 96 Khz AES3 interface and requires sharing a single PID for two (2) Dolby E payloads. NTTs four (4) Dolby E passthrough lacks interoperability and Adtec deems it as very fragile because there is no control or monitoring at the transport layer nor lip sync adjustment per Dolby E stream; they are grouped in pairs of Dolby E. Simply put, they adjust the PID therefor both audios get the same adjustment. I would argue that Adtec and NTT can both passthrough two (2) Dolby E payloads. The Adtec advantage is the ability to pass two (2) and still encode two (2) MPEG 1 Layer 2 audios.

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