Satcoms in a Cold Climate: Alaska Site for Latest ViaLite RFoF Links

Defence Industry

ViaLiteHD 3U Rack Chassis

Satellite internet services provider, Isotropic Networks, is investing in high performance ViaLite RF over fiber (RFoF) satcom links for their location in Alaska.

The L-Band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) links are suitable for cold climates down to -20 ºC through to high temperatures up to 60 ºC. Operating bidirectionally, the links connect antennas and control rooms.

For this application, rack chassis cards were the chosen form factor, housed in a ViaLite 3U rack chassis (other formats include OEM modules). The setup was further upgraded with the addition of ViaLite’s Horizons SNMP card and software, which allows for remote network monitoring and control of the system.

This latest collaboration between Isotropic and ViaLite is a continuation of a multiple year relationship, in support of satellite connectivity.

Alaska, where Isotropic has a site (free for commercial use from Unsplash)

“Both ViaLite and Isotropic Networks are built on high standards with a similar mindset that continually raises the bar for leadership in performance, quality and reliability, along with solving technically complex problems with the latest technologies,” said Craig Somach, ViaLite Director of Sales North America.

Isotropic is a global provider of satellite internet services and network management solutions. It delivers unrivaled certainty for high-risk, high-pressure operations for diverse industries including oil and gas, maritime, and enterprise solutions.