Newtec Launches New MDM6100 Broadcast Satellite Modem at NAB 2013

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New professional broadcast satellite modem and demodulator gives the best transmission performance, lowers operational costs, delivers the highest uptime for vital links and seamlessly evolves towards tomorrow's standards and technology

Satellite equipment specialist Newtec is launching its latest MDM6100 Broadcast Satellite Modem at NAB 2013, a next generation DVB-S, DVB-S2 and S2 Extensions modem specifically designed for broadcast applications.

A New Broadcast Modem Increasing Satellite Efficiency by up to 60%

The new modem is capable of increasing broadcast efficiency by up to 60% compared to DVB-S2, equipping broadcasters and satellite service providers with all of the latest modulation, multistream transmission and wideband transponder support.

The MDM6100 can act as a modem, modulator or demodulator, and can be used in conjunction with set-top boxes, professional Integrated Receiver Decoders (IRD) and satellite demodulators.

Seamless Migration to S2 Extensions Enabling UHDTV Contribution and Distribution

The MDM6100 is designed to migrate existing networks towards a more efficient S2 modulation in a smooth manner. The gained space segment can be used to transmit more content, including UHDTV services which demand a lot of bandwidth.

Migration of standard distribution links towards S2 Extensions can be achieved simply by inserting an MDM6100 modem in the receiving head-ends while keeping the installed base of IRDs. In those network topologies, the MDM6100 receives content using the efficient S2 Extensions, and provides this content to multiple IRDs over ASI, GbE or trans-modulated DVB-S/S2 carrier.

DVB Standardization Projects

Priority DVB projects such as S2 Extensions will become available on the platform as soon as the standardization efforts are complete. These will give up to 37% more efficiency compared to DVB-S2, and when combined with wideband (72 Mbaud) these savings will leap to almost two thirds. DVB-Sx modulation schemes will become available as a software only upgrade on the MDM6100 as soon as the DVB standard has settled. The new DVB-CID carrier identifier standard is already available as a software option on the MDM6100.

Steven Soenens, Product Strategy and Product Management Director of Newtec said: "Our new broadcast modem enables systems to easily migrate to Multistream and S2 Extensions paving the way to the distribution of more broadcast content. In one simple move it prepares a business for S2 extensions, HEVC and UHDTV. It allows the re-use of existing infrastructure and reduces satellite interference through DVB-CID."

Last month Newtec's related product, the M6100 Satellite Modulator that launched in 2012, won the WTA Teleport Technology of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony in Washington to celebrate the best of the industry.

About the Newtec MDM6100 Satellite Modem

The Newtec MDM6100 Broadcast Satellite Modem is the next generation DVB-S2 and DVB-S modem specifically designed for broadcast applications. The modem supports the S2 Extensions to achieve barrier-breaking efficiency. The unit can act as a modulator, demodulator or modem. As a modulator, it is the best fit for broadcast direct-to-home, primary distribution to head-ends and contribution of television and radio content. As a modem or demodulator, it is typically installed in head-ends or at both sides of a contribution link. The MDM6100 can be used in conjunction with set-top boxes, professional IRD's or professional satellite demodulators such as the Newtec AZ910.
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