VAROS 109/109 Optic Basics
assistant modes/wizards 109
Specifications 109
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For SAT-Specialists: portable TV analyzer (Satellite meter) VAROS 109.

The new VAROS 109 is not just in terms of features and user-friendliness the measure of all things–even with the solution of different technical challenges and the commissioning of modern satellite systems, this device is without a doubt a developmental milestone and a professional helper.

No matter how complex the failure analysis in a satellite system, which does not meet the standard designed … the VAROS 109 is in any case a fully loadable, modern and safe device that every service technician on site can rely on unrestricted.

A SAT test receiver that can really do everything: The VAROS 109 is designed for quick installation and targeted troubleshooting in classic multiswitch UNICABLE or JESS networks.

The Noise Margin Measurement (NM) helps the technician optimally align satellite mirrors and set the maximum signal reserve. The packet error counter (PE) detects unrepaired data blocks. This measurement is the only sure proof of error.

The device is equipped as standard with an MPEG 4 decoder for displaying SD and HD pictures. Via the DVI interface, an external screen can be supplied with digital signals.

The SCAN function uses an extensive list of satellite positions pre-stored in the device. The clear display, especially for rarely used orbital positions, reduces time-consuming searching.

KWS Electronic VAROS 109: UHD image representation
  • High-resolution, bright 5.7″ TFT display

  • Frequency range of 910 to 2,150 MHz

  • DVB-S and DVB-S2 with level/BER and MER measurement

  • Noise margin (NM) measurement for system reserve

  • Package error (PE) for the detection of faulty data packets

  • MPEG 4 decoder for SD and HD images/CI slot/DVI output/NIT evaluation

  • SCAN function for secure satellite detection

  • Simplified operation through assistance systems

  • DiSEqC, UNICABLE, JESS (EN 50494 and 50607)

  • Programming function for addressable antenna outlets

  • DiSEqC script function for programming appropriate multiswitches

  • Automatic measurement series via Data-Logger

  • Screenshots, tuning and updates via USB

  • Lithium ion battery pack 7.2 V/10.1 Ah

Small and sturdy.

At just 1.5 kg, the VAROS 109 is a real lightweight, despite its sturdy metal housing. With carrying strap and protective bag, the VAROS 109 is equipped for all uses: whether on the roof in wind and weather or in all sorts of nets.

A true handheld device and still a fully-fledged measurement receiver.

KWS Electronic VAROS 109/109 Optic: DVB-S2 representation
KWS Electronic VAROS 109/109 Optic: SAT mirror scan

The perfect tool.

Two assistance systems for setting up SAT bowls and for evaluating the signal at the antenna socket support and guide the technician in detail through common measuring tasks. Both modes can be selected directly after turning on the meter.

It has never been so easy to set up a satellite dish or to check the signal quality!


Subscriber controlled single cable systems (Unicable/JESS) are often used in the housing industry. The VAROS 109 has everything on board.
The spectrum display shows 2 active UNICABLE terminals.

KWS Electronic VAROS 109/109 Optic: UNICABLE spectrum
KWS Electronic VAROS 109/109 Optic: User bands JESS distribution

Programmable functions for addressable outlets.

A highlight of the VAROS 109 is the possibility to program addressable antenna outlets.

In the figure, user bands 1 and 2 of 32 possible UBs are active in a JESS distribution. The VAROS 106 and the AMA 310 also have this feature.

Very comfortable.

Read UNICABE frequencies: The technical progress dissolves many previous standards. With the VAROS 109 you can read out the user band frequencies from a matrix and transfer them to 8 internal memory banks.

KWS Electronic VAROS 109/109 Optic: Overview UNICABLE frequencies
KWS Electronic VAROS 109/109 Optic: Storage space transport case

Storage space.

The protective case of the VAROS 109 has plenty of accessories: measuring cable, external power supply, USB stick–and of course the VAROS 109 in the protective bag with carrying strap (The bag is available as an accessory and is not part of the scope of delivery).

Optics is the future: SAT meter VAROS 109 Optic.

Fiber optic SAT signaling is a very complex and state-of-the-art technique that uses the VAROS 109 Optic to compare the optical signal with known parameters. The signal of the optical receiver from the output is fed to the RF measuring branch, so that optical receiving systems and distributions can be measured.

With optical signals, the level measurement is omitted. This is replaced by the evaluation of the optical power.

The Noise Margin Measurement (NM) and the Parcel Error Zero (PE) are also effective with optical signal feed. Thus, it is easy to optimally evaluate this signal routing.

During commissioning and troubleshooting, the final inspection is carried out in the same way with the image control, guaranteeing previously unattainable safety and precision – equipped for the visual future. As with a classic SAT IF network, all relevant parameters can be recorded and stored in measured value tables.

KWS Electronic VAROS 109 Optic: Optical measurement

Optical receiver (SC/APC).

The VAROS 109 Optic is equipped as standard with an optical receiver. The following measurements/functions are possible:

  • Optical performance

  • OMI (optical modulation index)

  • BER / MER / PE (package error)

  • Constellation diagram / Spectrum Analyzer / Databrabber

Optical signals can also be documented.

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