DEV Systemtechnik offers combining matrix to serve increasing demand for uplink applications

DEV Systemtechnik ( is expanding its product line with a combining matrix switch to meet the growing demand serving satellite uplink equipment.

“The return channel of satellite data networks is emerging in importance. While most transmission has been almost exclusively in one direction, we see rising demand for bidirectional data traffic. This means that uplink stations, both stationary and mobile, are becoming more important. To serve this need, DEV has expanded its product portfolio with a combining, fan-in matrix,” says Manfred Mettendorff, Managing Director of DEV Systemtechnik GmbH.

Unlike distributing fan-out matrix devices, combining matrix switches allow several or all input signals to be routed into one output channel. The DEV 1975 can automatically switch signals according to signal levels. This allows a flexible arrangement of redundant capacity switching to guarantee constant availability in the event of signal failure. The matrix can be controlled and individually configured via SNMP or the DEV Web Interface and is available from 4×4 to 16×16 arrays. DEV 1975 will be featured for the first time at the IBC in Amsterdam from September 14 to 18. The DEV booth will be located in Hall 5, Stand A15. Appointments for detailed discussions and demonstrations can be reserved anytime online at or by e-mail at