VAROS Connect

Measurement technology rethought…

The devices of the VAROS Connect series are the next logical step into the future. Here we rely on proven quality without compromising on measurement technology. And we integrate them into a modern, contemporary application.

The main difference to existing models is the separation of the measurement technology and the operation handling. This opens up a wide range of possibilities in hardware design and offers almost unlimited options for networking with other hardware or for integration into modern measurement systems.

Operations can be displayed on any WLAN-capable terminal device—be it a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Our new user interface can be optimally displayed in any modern browser, regardless of the platform.

Displaying on any end device provides great design flexibility for the graphical user interface. We have taken advantage of this to make navigation more intuitive. Despite the many innovations, the transition between a VAROS or AMA series device remains easy thanks to the integrated help.

4 devices—4 solutions

VAROS Connect will be successively extended into an entire family of measuring instruments. The introduction of the VAROS Connect models 201, 202, 203 and 204 is underway, and the range of functions of the respective devices is being expanded as the model number increases.

VAROS Connect 201 and 202 have all the features that a modern combination measuring receiver needs. With extensive functions for all common measuring ranges, both devices leave nothing to be desired. They are distinguished by the optical receiver, which is integrated in the VAROS Connect 202 type.

In parallel, both measuring receivers can be upgraded with a modern DOCSIS 3.1 modem—resulting in the VAROS Connect 203 and 204 types (without or with optical receiver).

  • Frequency range from 5—2,350 MHz

  • MPEG-H (HEVC)/UHD decoder with image display

  • DOCSIS 3.1 modem with comprehensive analyzer

  • Complete SAT functions with DiSEqC, UNICABLE and JESS according to the latest standard

  • Constellation diagram for all ranges

  • WLAN-capable devices with API for integration into planning and documentation systems (e.g. AND)

  • Interfaces: USB 3.0, USB-C 3.0, RJ45, WLAN, HF

  • Display and control elements on the device for basic settings

  • Extensive documentation functions

GUI

The new user interface of the VAROS Connect series reorganizes proven knowledge. We use the possibilities of a modern software architecture and design our GUI in the most intuitive way possible.

KWS Electronic VAROS Connect: Home screen

In order to ensure optimal operation on all end devices, the user interface is designed to be responsive and automatically adapts to the display capabilities of each end device. Since the already installed web browser is used, no proprietary applications are necessary.

KWS Electronic VAROS Connect: Spectrum measurement
KWS Electronic VAROS Connect: Detailes view of the transmitter
KWS Electronic VAROS Connect: Help Guide

We have integrated intelligent help into our user interface that assists you in using and interpreting the measured values—always based on the current view.

Connectivity

In spite or precisely because of the decoupling of the display and measuring unit, many interface connections are important. Here we rely on a variety of modern interfaces for maximum connectivity. Every device in the VAROS Connect family has a USB-A, USB-C and RJ45 input and, of course, RF input. The VAROS Connect 202 and 204 also have an optical input.

KWS Electronic VAROS Connect: Variety of modern interfaces
KWS Electronic VAROS Connect: LNB settings SAT range

Measurement ranges

SAT, antenna or cable: all VAROS Connect devices are comfortable in the DVB-C / T / T2 / S / S2 / S2X, DAB and DAB+ measurement ranges. A responsive constellation diagram is available in all measurement ranges.

The SAT range also has DiSEqC 1.x and 2.0 functions. In addition, the measuring device processes JESS and Unicable programming according to the latest standard.

DOCSIS 3.1

The VAROS Connect 203 and 204 devices also have a DOCSIS 3.1 modem with extended functions and an analysis function. This additional feature makes the device particularly interesting for cable network operators and complex service providers.

However, at a time when IP services via coaxial distributions are increasingly important, it also brings added value for every electrical installation company. At the same time, it opens up the possibility of handling tasks of cable network operators.

KWS Electronic VAROS Connect: Image display HEVC

Image display

The image display of the VAROS Connect series is state-of-the-art. All devices are able to analyze and decode video signals. This includes H.264 and H.265 (4K). The integrated HEVC decoder allows detailed analysis of the transport stream and display of the analyzed content image.

This feature is particularly advantageous for interference suppression at the end customer’s premises: it can be used to prove the quality of the signal at the transfer point and to identify possible defects in the end devices.

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