ViaLite Communications has upgraded the ODE-C outdoor with an improved design and a better connector gland plate configuration.
The upgrade has been successful in a number of recent deployments within the satcom and broadcast market.
The ODE-C enclosure is a large 12U outdoor enclosure capable of holding up to four ViaLite 3U 19” racks or a combination of ViaLite and customer supplied 19” rack compatible equipment. Its robust, IP55-rated design protects the electrical, RF and optical equipment from the elements when housed outdoors. The wall-mounted enclosure also has a swing-frame case which conveniently enables access to both the front and rear of the unit.
One of the top three global satcom companies, which has over 70 satellites in orbit, purchased the enclosure. They said: “We chose ViaLite products over other suppliers’ due to the electrical performance advantages offered. Their equipment has tested very well.”
ViaLite’s enclosures are suitable for a range of climates between -40 oC to +60 oC. The company has recently introduced a fan assembly option containing 12 small fans that helps to reduce the temperature of the RF over fibre modules, within the rack chassis units, by 9 – 10 oC.