A Matrix Switch Certified for Use in METs WGS Terminals


Quintech Electronics & Communications Inc., an Evertz company focused on the design and manufacture of RF matrix switches for broadcasters, satellite, and broadband networks, says the XTREME-256 matrix switch is certified for use in METs WGS Terminals.

The XTREME-256 was certified by Aberdeen Proving Grounds to operate in the AN/GSC-52B Modernization of Enterprise Terminal (MET) Ka and X band Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) stations.

The MET station with the XTREME-256 matrix was tested and certified by the U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) as compliant with MIL-STD-188-164BCN1 standard for operation with wideband satellites for both uplinks and downlinks.

“These product lines have built-in local control that runs concurrently with the standard Web browser, SNMP, and API over TCP remote controls,” says Keith Blystone, Quintech Electronics’ Government Account Director. “The XTREME input and output gain controls made aligning the terminal for varying cable lengths much faster, resulting in quicker installation times and time to operation.”