DEV Systemtechnik’s New L-Band Matrix Switch Gives Mobile Broadcast TV Production, OB, SNG, and Head Ends a Performance Boost

Friedberg, GERMANY

  • New 8to4ty Matrix Switch for broadcast applications
  • Product portfolio now uniquely addresses the broadest range of requirements in the market, from small to large L-band matrices

FRIEDBERG, Germany, April 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DEV Systemtechnik (, a Quintech Company, is unveiling the latest expansion of its Matrix Switch product portfolio: the 8to4ty.  The 8to4ty L-Band Matrix comes in a space-saving 2RU chassis and is built for applications in Mobile TV Studios, Satellite Newsgathering (SNG), Teleport and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems, IPTV Head-ends, and Maritime TV systems.  The 8to4ty L-Band Matrix represents an ideal mix of cost and performance, with features such as optical inputs, LNB powering, various connector types and impedances, and a graphical local user interface that offers even more functional versatility, control and ease-of-use.  Features such as input redundancy and an Integrated Spectrum Analyzer (ISA) make the 8to4ty L-Band Matrix Switch an even more valuable component of television transmission systems.

The 8to4ty L-Band Matrix Switch is available in several configurations, including an upgradeable and expandable option.  An extra switchable output port comes as a standard feature for monitoring purposes. Additional features, such as adjustable gain and tilt on an individual channel basis, deliver optimized and linear RF transmission.

“Most RF equipment providers have either small or large L-Band Matrix Switches, but nothing in between, especially when it comes to asymmetrical configuration sizes,” says Oliver Herzberger, strategic technology manager for DEV Systemtechnik.  “The 8to4ty Matrix Switch is designed to meet requirements where an 8x8 matrix, such as our Switch in 1 RU is too small, but a 64x64 configuration, such as our ARCHIMEDES Distributing Matrix, would be too large. We address this gap now with a product that still has all the benefits and features of the other two flagships of the family.  The new 8to4ty Matrix is designed to meet Broadcasters needs, and is streamlined with respect to size and price.”

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About DEV Systemtechnik: DEV Systemtechnik (, a Quintech Company, develops and produces a complete range of cutting-edge, high-performance products and systems for the optical and electrical transmission of Radio Frequency (RF) signals via coaxial cable or fiber for satellite, cable, and broadcast television head-ends.  All products are built to meet the highest standards of system availability, reliability and controllability.


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