Paradise Datacom Fiber-Optic Interface for Compact Outdoor SSPA
Paradise Datacom offers a robust fiber-optic interface solution
for the popular Compact Outdoor Solid-State Power Amplifier
and Evolution Series Modems. The interface allows protocol
transparent transmission of block down-converted C-, X-, and
Ku-Band signals for distances of up to 10 km.
Full asymmetric up/downlink is provided to the Compact
Outdoor SSPA using our fiber optic transceiver system
consisting of a low-cost 1RU RCPF-1000 Remote Control
Panel and the OFM-1000 outdoor fiber module. Paradise
Datacom’s Universal M&C software allows full control of the
unit over the fiber connection.
Optional mounting kits are available for both the Compact
Outdoor SSPA and the OFM-1000 to secure the equipment to
the antenna boom.
Fiber-Optic Interface Features
System Output Power to:
Internal or External
Reference Block Up
Indoor Remote Control
110 VAC Input Power
BUC Bypass Switch
Side-mount Power Input for
1:1 Redundant Tx Systems
1:1 Dual Redundant Tx &
RCPF-1000 Remote Control Panel
The RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Controller provides easy remote monitor and control of the Compact
Outdoor SSPA with the OFM-1000 outdoor fiber-optic transceiver. Control of the
RCPF-1000 can be handled through front panel operation or remotely via parallel or serial
communication to a remote computer running Paradise Datacom’s Universal M&C software.
The RCPF-1000 front panel includes 10 LEDs that indicate the internal state of the Compact
Outdoor SSPA. Five fault condition LEDs on the left side of the front panel indicate any SSPA
major faults, in addition to a summary fault state. A 2 line by 40 character LCD provides an
extremely user friendly interface. Virtually all of the controller’s setup and adjustments are
accessible from the LCD. Four navigation buttons and a separate Enter key allow the user to
navigate the firmware menu on the LCD.
Separate buttons have been provided for frequently used functions. A range of RF hardware
options is offered to meet specific system requirements.
External Interface for Compact Outdoor SSPA
OFM-1000 (Outdoor Fiber Module)
The External L-Band to Fiber Interface (OFM-1000)
is a machined aluminum watertight enclosure, with
N-type connectors for L-Band RX and TX. The
optical connector is an Amphenol PTLC that is
qualified for harsh environmental conditions. The
enclosure is powered via a +15 VDC Input port from
the Compact Outdoor amplifier. The amplifier also
provides monitored LNB bias plus an alarm from the
The OFM-1000 external interface allows connection
between Paradise Datacom’s Compact Outdoor
amplifier with integrated ZBUC Block Up Converter
and a 1RU indoor RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Controller.
of External Fiber-Optic Interface
Dual Redundant Fiber Systems
Two fiber optic systems can be arranged as a dual redundant system, allowing redundancy in
both the receive and transmit paths. Each Compact Outdoor Amplifier has a built-in 1:1
redundant controller, which is activated via computer command from the Paradise Datacom
Universal M&C application.
A link cable connected between the two amplifiers passes command and control signals, and
a switch cable connects between each amplifier and the redundancy switch(es). The internal
controller for either amplifier will engage the switch(es) to route the output through a nonfaulted
amplifier to the RF output.