A single input, 8-output splitter, the IRMS18 amplifies and splits the GPS/GNSS signal entering from a single GPS receiver antenna, while extending signal access to as many as 8 GPS/GNSS receivers simultaneously.
The IRMS18’s standard configuration comes with +/-48V telecom power with a regulated DC output voltage. Multiple power options are available to suit your particular requirements.
The active GPS antenna connected to the port is powered by the output voltage as it passes through the antenna input port. Simulating an antenna DC current draw for any receiver connected to these ports, the DC blocked outputs feature a 200 Ohm DC resistive load to ground.
Located within the IRMS18, a GNSS receiver monitors the signal strength while providing internal monitoring of the current draw of the antenna.
Providing the ability for two internal power supply units to share the load, a dual-power supply option is available. Should one unit not be available, the second takes over seamlessly, with no loss of power. Clearly visible on the front panel of the unit, the power supply LED fault indicator can use the back panel’s available contacts to transmit.