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Radeus Labs announces the addition of extreme low temperature option for 8250 drive cabinet

Now: -55°C for Earth Station Antenna Motor Drive Cabinets

The Radeus Labs team has just completed testing on its improved Low Temperature Option for the Model 8250 Drive Cabinet. The previous rating went down to -40°C; the new improved version is now rated down to -55°C.

Multiple thermostats prevent drive cabinet electronics from powering up at unsafe temperatures. From a cold-start, the drive cabinet electronics power up after the heater has sufficiently warmed the interior.

The bottom-mounted heater/fan assembly provides quick and steady heating, expending energy only when required, and saving on electricity costs.

Low Temperature Packages are easily added after system installation, with pre-cut insulation, DIN rail-mount components, and a simple plug-in interface included for all systems.

Cabinets ordered with, or retrofitted with, the package gain the following specifications:

  • Low ambient operational temperature: -55°C (all temperatures are without wind chill)
  • Time from applied power to cabinet operation: 10 minutes (at cold start from -40°C) (Electronics will not power up until a safe internal operational temperature has been reached.)
  • Internal average temperatures
    • At -40°C ambient: 10°C
    • At -55°C ambient: 10°C

It is estimated that this package will allow much lower operational temperatures, but as of yet has only been tested down to -55°C.

Since all cabinets have a low temperature storage specification of -20°C, this package will keep the electronics safe, even when the unit is not in operation, as long as power is readily available.

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Radeus Labs Releases Next Generation 8200 Antenna Controller

Satellite Earth Station Antenna Control System

At Satellite 2016, Radeus Labs announces the immediate availability of the Model 8200 Satellite Earth Station Antenna Control System, enabling customers with legacy systems or new installations to upgrade to the new state of the art controller.

photo: Model 8200 ACU's front-panel touchscreen and jog controls
Model 8200 ACU’s front-panel touchscreen and jog controls

“The 8200 has been developed to compete with and outperform the most widely known legacy controllers of the past 20 years,” said Louis Barnett, Director of Sales & Marketing at Radeus Labs.

Customers have already benefited from deploying the 8200. Radeus Labs is partnering with Bill Anton at Alpha Satcom to provide control systems for their new antennas and US Electrodynamics at two of their teleport operations to both conduct extensive testing of the 8200 and install on their customer’s new antenna installations. The 8200 will enable customers to track and control on site and remotely, maintaining communications with their targets. “This is so much easier to use than the legacy controllers we have,” said Eduardo Martinez, Station Engineer, USEI.

The 8200 is a product driven by many years of customer feedback and is part of Radeus Labs commitment to innovation and delivering the latest in tracking controllers. The 8200 is available for configuration and sale by contacting Radeus Labs at [email protected] or by visiting the website at

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