Perle Systems, a manufacturer of advanced device networking hardware, reveals that NBCUniversal uses its Industrial Switch and Media Converter to enable network control of satellite amplifiers.
NBCUniversal needed to extend its infrastructure beyond the boundaries of the office building and out to satellites which were beyond the 300ft limitations of Ethernet.
Shaheen Mozaffari, Nabet Earth Station Engineer at NBCUniversal comments,“We just wanted a simple, inexpensive way to extend the network. The 300ft distance limitations of Ethernet meant that we could not run Ethernet, but we had power and fiber in place.”
Perle was able to provide an easy-to-install solution that helped NBCUniversal take a potentially complex project and make it as simple as plugging in a few cables. A Perle Industrial Ethernet Switch was connected to satellite amplifiers in an existing outdoor enclosure. The fiber was then run back to an indoor Media Converter to convert the fiber back to copper
For full details, read the NBCUniversal Case Study on Perle's website.
About NBC Universal
NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About Perle Systems
Perle Systems (perle.com) is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured connectivity and device networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include Console Servers, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Media Converters, Ethernet Copper Extenders, Industrial Ethernet Switches, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards, Remote Power Switches and Multimodem Cards. Since 1976, Perle has distinguished itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices in 9 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.