Santa Rosa, CA, December 6, 2006 - EndRun Technologies, a precision time and frequency company, today announced the introduction of the AFL3430 Fiber Optic Link. The AFL3430 system converts an RF signal to light, transmits it up to 5 kilometers (3 miles) and then reconverts it back to RF. It can support broadband transmission from 50-2500 MHz. Applications include GPS receiver installations requiring extended antenna cable runs, lightning protection, or Tempest (red/black) environments. Other applications include radio-over-fibre, satellite ground stations and cellular antenna remoting.
The AFL3430 consists of a transmitter housed in a top-quality, stainless-steel NEMA enclosure, an interconnecting singlemode fiber optic cable and a 1U rackmount fiber optic receiver. Many competing products use plastic transmitter enclosures. In addition, the AFL3430 link gain (+19 dB) and noise figure (+25 dB) are among the best in the industry. While the AFL3430 is of superior quality, the price is competitive at $5500. Features include a 1310 nm optically stabilized low-noise laser, an alarm capability, and emulation of an active GPS antenna load for GPS receiver fault sensing.
"The AFL3430 extends our GPS receiver installation capabilities, offering our customers additional solutions for tough applications." says Bruce Penrod, Vice President of Engineering. By using the AFL3430 the customer can prevent damage to their equipment racks due to lightning strikes with virtually unlimited range between the antenna and the receiver. This is sometimes a requirement with our large commercial customers. Our military customers often require RF isolation, and the AFL3430 serves that purpose too."
The AFL3430 Fiber Optic Link is available now. Call 1-877-749-3878 for more information or go to www.endruntechnologies.com.
About EndRun Technologies:
EndRun Technologies designs, develops, manufactures and markets precision time and frequency products. EndRun design engineers have many years of specific expertise in the precision time and frequency area, especially GPS-based systems.