Devices that are used in the technical infrastructure of satellite reception systems and cable networks are usually used in 24/7 operation. In addition to the purchase price, this means noticeable costs for the operator due to the resulting electricity consumption. This inevitably also contributes significantly to the emission of the greenhouse gas CO2 due to the energy supply, which is still characterized by coal-fired power generation.
In 2009, ASTRO was one of the first companies in the SAT industry to pursue the idea of sustainability with the development of the SAM ECOswitch multiswitch series. Today, many of the in Germany developed and produced ASTRO products impress with their low power consumption. This - especially nowadays - important feature is constantly optimized by our developers. This applies in particular to
The power consumption of these devices is well below the usual value for this class. A smart argument for every user who wants to to save money and live sustainability.
The multiswitches of the AMS and SAM series are equipped with an energy-saving switching power supply and impress with a power consumption of only 0.5 W in stand-by mode. But even under load, these devices are among the best in their class. Housing parts made of flame-retardant plastic contribute to an overall sustainable concept. All multiswitches of the ECOswitch series are "Made in Germany".
The Unicable multiswitches of the SEV 5... series can be operated without a PSU and are powered directly by the receiver. In this way, the power consumption of the entire system can be minimized. If no subscriber connection is active, the device switches to stand-by mode, which further reduces consumption.
The new feed systems of the ACX A series score points compared to the previous models with a further improved power consumption. Thanks to improved radiation resistance, they are now both LTE and 5G safe.
Especially today, the eco-balance is extremely important for every company and in every context: in the long run, power consumption is decisive here. Small dimensions, very low power consumption per channel and individual program variety - that's what the new QAM Box Generation Eco stands for - of course "Made in Germany".
The new Eco+ version of the power supplies for the modular U 100 headend system was developed with a focus on power consumption. It is only 174 W.
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