Quintech Electronics’ XTREME-256 Matrix Switch Receives Certification for Use in METs WGS Terminals

Quintech Electronics & Communications, an Evertz company, has announced that the XTREME-256 matrix switch is certified for use in METs WGS Terminals.

Quintech Electronics’ XTREME-256 matrix switch was certified by Aberdeen Proving Grounds to operate in the AN/GSC-52B Modernization of Enterprise Terminal (MET) Ka and X band Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) stations. The MET station with the XTREME-256 matrix was tested and certified by the U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) as compliant with MIL-STD-188-164BCN1 standard for operation with wideband satellites for both uplinks and downlinks.

The XTREME-256 matrix is a flexible matrix switch which can be offered as a symmetric 128×128 or asymmetric fan-out 96×160 or 64×192 and fan-in 160×96 or 192×64 in a 12 RU chassis. Designed for high reliability, the matrix provides redundant and hot swappable power supplies, controllers and fans, hot swappable switch cards, and a dedicated redundancy switch path. The matrix also has independently controlled input and output gain/attenuation, allowing signal adjustment for varying cable lengths.

Multiple controls of the XTREME-256 are available. Included are a front panel touch screen display, embedded web browser GUI, SNMP and API over TCP/IP that is compatible with many third party NMS systems. The remote control is proven cyber hardened, with remote security scans showing no high level vulnerabilities.

The XTREME-80 and XTREME-32 matrix switches are smaller matrices which use the same HW and control as the XTREME-256. The XTREME-80 is available as symmetric 32×32 or fan-out 16×64 or 20×24 or fan-in 64×16 or 24×20 in a 2RU chassis. The XTREME-32 is available as symmetric 16×16 or fan-out 8×24 or 4×28 or fan-in 24×8 or 28×4 in a 1RU chassis. The XTREME-32H is a dual matrix with both fan-out 8×8 and fan-in 8×8 matrix switches in a 1 RU chassis. All XTREME matrices are cyber hardened.

“The XTREME-256, -80 and -32 share the same innovative technologies that offer customers unprecedented choices in size, fan-out and fan-in configuration, LNB power and fiber optic receive (RX) options,” says Keith Blystone, Quintech Electronics’ Government Account Director. “These product lines have built-in local control that runs concurrently with the standard Web browser, SNMP, and API over TCP remote controls. The XTREME input and output gain controls made aligning the terminal for varying cable lengths much faster, resulting in quicker installation times and time to operation.”

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