Gulfsat upgrades teleport in Cyprus

Gulfsat upgrades teleport in Cyprus
The upgrade will allow Gulfsat to expand its capacity for broadcast and other services.
Published: 17 February 2016 - 2:55 a.m.
By: Digital Production Middle East Staff

Gulfsat Communications, a satellite services company serving the Middle East and North Africa, has upgraded its teleport in Cyprus by deploying DEV Systemtechnik’s next-generation L-Band RF Matrix switching solution, Archimedes.

The capabilities and flexibility of DEVs’ Archimedes switching solution define the next generation of L-band matrix switching systems enabling satellite, broadcast, CATV, and other communications facilities to expand their infrastructure capacity while reducing capital expenditures.

After demonstrations and tests in Kuwait, Gulfsat decided to deploy the DEV Archimedes Matrix Switch because DEV’s solution requires less rack space and has significantly lower power consumption than predecessor products.

Nikesh Paul Mathew, senior satellite engineer said: “When DEV sales managers demonstrated their RF matrix switch Archimedes at our premises in Kuwait, we were impressed with its features. We decided to install the DEV Archimedes in our teleport in Cyprus as we can manage and control the services remotely.”

In addition, Archimedes’ integrated functionalities such as LNB powering, redundant controller and the easy-to-use multi-touch display addressed Gulfsat’s requirements. The Archimedes Matrix can also be upgraded easily in order to meet Gulfsat’s future needs for capacity growth due to its flexible, modular design.

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