The Newtec Azimuth Series AZ270 1+1 Frequency Converter Redundancy Switch
product provides a versatile 1+1 protection scheme for
upconverters, downconverters and combiners. The AZ270 is easy
to operate and switches simultaneously the input and output IF,
L-band and RF-band signals.
The switching between the main frequency converter and the
redundant frequency converter can be done automatically
through alarm contacts, manually through the front panel or
the dedicated web interface, or remotely via a monitoring and
When the automatic mode is activated, the AZ270 monitors the
alarm contacts of the two frequency converters through cable
connections. When an alarm is detected, the input and output
switches are toggled, effectively rerouting the input and output
signals to the redundant frequency converter. The fast switching
ensures a minimal service interruption.
In its default configuration, the AZ270 switches an output IF
(50 ohms) signal. A wide range of input and output switching
options makes the AZ270 compatible with almost any radio
frequency signal used in satellite communications. The range of
options includes DC, 10 MHz, IF, L-band and RF-band switches.
The AZ270 is easy to operate and monitor. All control and
monitoring parameters are available locally on the front panel
and remotely through a web interface. It is also possible to
control or monitor the AZ270 via RMCP or SNMP.
AZ270 Key Features
Dual redundant power supply
Automatic or manual operational mode
Suitable for any frequency converter or combiner with
Switching of IF, L-band or RF-band inputs/outputs
Stand alone operation or integrated in a network
Increases service availability significantly
Compatible with any converter and combiner that has