ViaLite eases chassis integration with new cards

Created July 18, 2022
Technologies and Products

ViaLite has launched a range of Passive RF and Optical Cards which offer expanded capabilities for 3U rack chassis and ODE-B3U enclosures, providing an option whereby carrier cards can be integrated with rack-mounted applications internally, rather than secured to a chassis externally.

The cards can be added to an existing system, and as they’re predominately designed for Satcom applications, they offer the advantage of connections accessible from the rear panel. The Passive RF and Optical Cards also allow for connectivity with Monitoring and Control modules, enabling users to view their statuses in their ViaLite RF over fibre software. Along with Satcom, the cards are suitable for defence, GPS/GNSS, disaster recovery, public utilities and marine applications.

The cards are available in various configurations, including:

  • 5 MHz to 1 GHz Splitter
  • L-Band Splitter
  • CWDM Multiplexer
  • Dual 10 MHz / L-Band Diplexer.

In addition to the range of carrier cards, ViaLite has also released a Media Converter Card. This rack chassis card is an unmanaged switch, offering the ability to connect to two devices remotely via fibre, extending the network to the remote location. It comes with one optical port and two RJ45 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet connections.

ViaLite’s Product Manager, Edward Levack said, “It has been great to update the range of accessories with carrier cards and the updated Media Converter Card. The Passive RF and Optical Cards now offer easy integration of accessories into the chassis. No more need to have extra equipment dangling from the back of the rack.”

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.