ViaLite unveils new enclosures for RF over fibre equipment
ViaLite Communications, a trading name of Pulse Power & Measurement, has expanded its ODE range of outdoor enclosures to include a new enclosure, the ODE-B 12.
The new ODE-B 12 has been designed to hold up to 12 VialiteHD RF over fibre links in module format, plus the SNMP monitoring module. This is twice as many as the standard ODE-B unit, which holds up to six.
The enclosures’ robust, weatherproof designs protect electrical equipment from the elements when housed outdoors. They are rated up to IP66/NEMA 4X standard. The ODE-B is constructed from painted stainless steel making it suitable for use in hostile environments and heating can be added for cold weather conditions.
The enclosures are primarily designed to house ViaLite RF over fibre equipment, but can also be used to store other customer satellite communication, broadcast or GPS equipment. For example, the ODE-B has been used in the Galileo European GPS positioning system ground stations.
Both of the ODE-B outdoor enclosures can also be used to house splitters, frequency sources (10– 50MHz), low noise block (LNB) and block up convertor (BUC) power supplies, modems, antenna controller units (including units for maritime satellite antennas), lights, and CWDM transmission systems.
In addition to the two ODE-B units, ViaLite’s range of enclosures includes the ODE-A designed for GPS or flyaway satcom antennas, ODE-C supporting up to 104 RF over fibre links, ODE-D holding up to 214 links and ODE-D+ with air conditioning setup; and the Satcom6, which houses up to six links with optional remote monitoring and control via SNMP or Ethernet.