DEV Systemtechnik, a Quintech company, has added an Integrated Spectrum Analyzer (ISA) option to its ARCHIMEDES L-Band Matrix Switch. Intended for cable headend operations managers, the spectrum analyzer option is designed to let operators analyze their RF and satellite signals via a graphical user interface over Ethernet, or via the ARCHIMEDES' Multi-Touch Display. The company will be showcasing the new option at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
RF signals at both the output of the 4RU switch and from separate equipment can be analyzed without the need for additional rack space or measurement equipment. Analysis of RF and satellite signals can be performed from a remote location without being physically present at the headend. The Spectrum Analysis feature is always on in real time, and optional recording of RF and satellite signal measurements are available.