ViaLiteHD Hardware Formats

ViaLite offers a number of hardware formats to suit different needs:

All ViaLite links of the same product type (L-Band HTS, DVB-T, GPS etc.) can be mixed irrespective of the format (chassis card or OEM module) or product range (ViaLiteHD or Classic).


Rack Chassis Card

Chassis cards are used in ViaLiteHD rack chassis units (3U / 1U).

  • Card size: 179mm x 25.4mm x 133mm

A 3U ViaLiteHD rack chassis is equipped with two 100 W dual redundant power supplies and either a summary alarm card or an SNMP network control module. The chassis accepts up to 13 cards and, if dual cards are used, can support up to 26 links.

  • 13 chassis cards per 3U rack chassis
  • Single Rx or Tx cards
  • Dual cards (Rx/Rx, Rx/Tx and Tx/Tx) allows 26 links per chassis
  • Blind mate
  • 1310, 1550, CWDM & DWDM options
  • Hot swappable
  • On-card WDM multiplexing allows two signals on a single fiber
  • On-card LNA/LNB power feed options.

1U Rack Chassis Datasheet
3U Rack Chassis Datasheet
3U Rack Chassis Power Supply Datasheet

Please see our Rack Chassis product page for more information.


Blue OEM

  • Ideal for simple links
  • Can be used as a standalone, compact link solution
  • Or, can be integrated into an existing system
  • Small form factor: 69mm x 43mm x 21.5mm
  • 1310, 1550, CWDM options
  • Available with a variety of connector options, depending on the link
  • Removable backplate allows for both front and back mounting
  • Dedicated power supply (HPS-CS3) enables the module to operate as a standalone link.

The Blue module was previously known as the ViaLite M-link module.

Blue OEM Link Datasheet
Blue OEM Link Power Supply Datasheet

Using a Blue OEM for GPS/GNSS timing or Broadcast? You may be interested in our No Power Supply Needed! article.

ViaLite supplies an optional DIN Rail Mounting Kit (complete with bracket, thermal pad and fixings) for vertically storing Blue OEM modules. View picture. The kit can be used in existing enclosures/housings and for wall-mounting where a DIN Rail is present (contact us for more details).


Yellow OEM

The Yellow module (previously known as the ‘Edge’ or Silver module) allows system integrators and equipment manufacturers to build RF/optical interfaces into their own designs. The module has been carefully designed to allow easy integration onto motherboards.

  • Very small form factor: 65 x 40 x 12.1mm (15.6mm height for transmitters)
  • Edge connector for DC and alarm connections
  • 1310, 1550, CWDM & DWDM options
  • Designed for easy integration into customer equipment
  • Fits easily into existing mechanical housings
  • Available with a variety of connector options, depending on the link
  • Fitted with a flying optical lead

Yellow OEM Link Datasheet


Green OEM (broadcast)

The Green module is for broadcast links and was previously called the Broadcast OEM.

  • Form-fit and function replacement for ViaLite’s DVB-T and UHF/VHF Classic OEM links
  • Lowest power option
  • Low power usage makes the module ideal for wireless cameras and mics where battery life can be restricted.

Green OEM Link Datasheet


Blue2 Link

The Blue2 Link is a dual-solution OEM which can be setup as 2x transmitters, 2x receivers or a transceiver, as required.

  • Dual Tx, Rx or Transceiver
  • External PSU
  • Dustproof
  • Optional WDM
  • All ViaLiteHD RF bands available

Blue2 Link 9-Way Datasheet 
Blue2 Link 15-Way Datasheet


Purple OEM

The purple OEM module can be used for DWDM.

  • External PSU
  • Dustproof

Please contact us for datasheet files.

“The purple OEM makes me think of F1; everyone aims for purple, it’s the fastest one.” – Jay Clarke, Aventas.


Black OEM

The Black OEM module covers a wide frequency range from 10 MHz to 6 GHz, has been designed with harsh environmental conditions in mind and is IP55 rated for outdoor use. It can be used in a wide variety of applications: Mil-Aero (see Mil-Aero 6 GHz Link Pair), Broadcast, Satcom, GPS/Timing (see 6 GHz Link).

  • Metal casing
  • Single Tx or Rx available
  • External PSU (also IP rated)
  • USB-C – Software programable gain settings
  • Integrated mounting holes
  • 138 mm x 60.5 mm x 31 mm
  • Suitable for outdoor use without an enclosure

Black OEM module (6 GHz Link) Datasheet
Mil-Aero 6 GHz Link Pair Datasheet

Read more about the Black OEM.

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