ETL partners with Solutions Broadcast RF to deliver fibre system to major Canadian broadcast network

  • Posted by Fran Cator
  • May 26, 2015 2:23 PM BST

Virginia, USA, 26 May 2015, ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF signal distribution equipment for satellite communications, today announced a new partnership with Canadian company Solutions Broadcast RF (SBRF).

The partnership provides critical on-site support and knowledge in the Canadian market for ETL’s products. The latest project undertaken under the rapidly growing partnership was for the largest public broadcast network in Canada.

Through SBRF, ETL Systems provided the network with an outdoor (ODU) StingRay RF over fibre chassis to create a reliable signal transmission system. The network required 47 fibre links to facilitate communications between its outdoor antenna structures, located on the roof, and its head end within the building. The ODU StingRay chassis is the perfect fit for their requirements as it can operate in the below 0oC Canadian temperatures, while still minimising signal loss.

“We were excited for the opportunity to deliver a fibre system to such a major corporation, but harsh conditions presented a unique challenge when choosing the equipment for the project,” said Johanne Le Buis is VP & Product Manager, Solutions Broadcast RF. “ETL Systems’ StingRay provided the ideal solution and we are confident our new partnership will see similar success in the future.”

The ODU chassis is capable of holding up to 10 fibre modules and can communicate with a compatible indoor chassis located in the building. Since StingRay’s launch, ETL Systems has sold over 250 fibre links and now also offers optional redundant systems that will prevent any unnecessary outages in the signal transmission.

“We are pleased to have been a part of this project which will provide Canada’s major public broadcast network with a reliable and top tier fibre system, “ said Susan Saadat, Vice President of ETL’s North American Sales and Operations. “Our partnership with SBRF will mean all of our Canadian customers are fully supported.”

SBRF is a product and service provider in Quebec, Canada. It specializes in pro-audio, broadcast radio and television products. For more information on their company please see

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