The RCU50R 1+1 & RCU52R 2+1 remote mounted units provide a fully outdoor BUC, BDC or LNB redundancy switching control solution, which minimises cross-site control and drive cables, costs and complexity whilst improving antenna isolation.
The units are designed to drive and monitor remote mounted BUC’s, BDC’s & LNB’s. A range of 10MHz reference signal generation, locking and pass through options as well as DC supply can also be provided to drive the BUC, BDC & LNB units.
For LNB’s, waveguide switch drive and monitoring is provided along with optional external L-band coaxial switches (for non-ganged WGS applications). For BUC’s & BDC’s, external SHF co-axial switch units can be provided.
The RCU50R, 52R units are designed for remote control via Ethernet, but are also offered with basic local controls. Remote control includes an embedded web-browser with SNMP network management support. In remote mode, the on-line unit can be selected and monitored whilst keeping switch-over automatic in case of failure.