Satellite Technology Feature Article
Dev America Looks to Minimize L-Band Satellite Interference
By Rich Tehrani, CEO, Technology Marketing Corporation
One of the challenges of the wireless world is dealing with interference and the Satellite space is no stranger to such problems as microwaves and WiMAX (News - Alert) as they have the potential to interfere with signals, causing an array of quality issues. In a recent meeting with Dan Freyer representing Dev America, he explained that the company is focusing on education as well as dealing with regulatory bodies to minimize the problem.
The company develops and produces a complete range of high performance RF equipment to transmit your RF signals from satellite to receiver either over coax or fiber. In fact during our conversation, Freyer mentioned the term “optribution” a hybrid solution allowing Coax to migrate to fiber over time. There is an entire product line in fact named Optribution.
As the self-proclaimed experts in RF signal handling, the parent company DEV located in Friedberg, Germany, has grown a staggering 462 percent annually over the last five years and focuses primarily on RF signal handling from the satellite to the receiver.
This past summer is when DEV America was established to bring their product line consisting of optical transmitters, receivers, multiplexors, de-multiplexors, CWDM systems, splitters, matrix splitters and more to the U.S. market.
According to TMCnet’s Satellite Spotlight site, the company just released their DEV 2190 L-Band Distribution System which has signal recording as a standard feature, allowing ground station operators access to RF signal parameters over time. L-Band signals and/or low noise block converter (LNB) feeder current can be viewed via a web GUI allowing you to see where there was an outage in the picture and moreover to determine if it was weather related, or perhaps a result of other interference problems. The 4RU chassis can be equipped with up to 16 amplifier modules and can be configured for mixed impedances and as well redundancy.