ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF distribution equipment for satellite communications, has launched a new components mounting system (CMS) as part of its new line of RF equipment. 

Designed with flexibility at its core, the 1U 19 inch chassis accommodates ETL's Scorpion range of passive L-band two, four and eight-way passive splitters and combiners in any combination, as required by the operator.  ETL's in-house engineering team have designed the CMS unit to be versatile by giving users the choice to install the same components, a mixture of all three, or anything in between. 

The first customers to select ETL's CMS include a prominent market leader in the oil and gas sector and a large European broadcasting project with multiple installation sites worldwide. The CMS continues to gain popularity in other applications including mobile VSAT, fixed satellite teleport and earth station feeds.

“The Components Mounting System is particularly ideal for VSAT transmit and receive applications because of its flexibility to accommodate different stacks and modules all within the one chassis,” said Dominic Overton, Components Sales Executive, ETL Systems. “The concept of the design was developed to address our customer’s needs for equipment which houses components in a compact and neat chassis. Our compact design makes it the perfect solution for sites where space is at a premium. Users no longer need to have different mounting racks for each splitter and combiner but can install a variety of different components neatly in any combination they wish, just with this one system.”

The release of the CMS is accompanied by other new components products being made available by ETL. Their huge range of RF components now includes Ku and Wide band passive splitters and combiners, both of which are available in two-way, four-way or eight-way with 50Ω impedances and SMA connector types, offering consistently excellent RF performance.

“ETL is dedicated to constantly improving its huge range of RF components and our latest products enhance our offering even further,” said Andrew Bond, Sales Director, ETL Systems. “With a quarter of a century of experience in designing award-winning RF equipment, including rack mount systems and RF components, we can also custom design and build products in the event that our ‘off the shelf’ range does not meet a customer's specification.” 

For more information about ETL Systems visit them at the International Microwave Symposium 1 – 6 June at booth 809 or visit