As NAB 2016 takes place and the satellite industry turns its attention to North America, we are at booth # SU2324 to speak with broadcasters and service providers attending the show about the challenges in the region and solutions for ensuring their operations are efficient and future-proof.
Trends and Challenges
Whether dealing with Fast News Gathering (FNG) or fixed high-quality content exchange applications, broadcast transmission formats and delivery methods are continuously evolving. Users are demanding a better experience and new standards are being introduced and adopted to facilitate this, with the HEVC codec for high resolution formats and 4K Ultra HD and even 8K in the future as a prime example. As a result, the amount and consumption of content on different devices with varying resolutions is increasing rapidly.
Add to this the pressure getting premium channels on air faster than ever before and the need to exchange content in various, formats across different transmission channels, it is not surprising that many broadcasters are looking to upgrade their existing infrastructures and deploy ground platforms.
But how can they do this while keeping in mind operational efficiencies and increasing cost pressure on OPEX?
How Newtec Can Help
This is exactly the question we will address at this week’s NAB Show. Visitors stopping by our stand can expect to see the latest in broadcasting technologies and products.
This includes Equalink® 3 – the 3rd generation release of Newtec’s linear and non-linear pre-distortion technology designed to compensate for the effects of distortions caused by the satellite’s filters and amplifiers. The additional throughput it provides equates to up to 15 percent more content in a single carrier. Our Clean Channel Technology® and the new DVB-S2X standard also provide considerable bandwidth gains.
On the products side, we will showcase a new release of our DVB-S2X, DVB-S2, DVB-DSNG and DVB-S broadcast modulator, the M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator, and our MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway, which enables efficient distribution to towers and head-ends.
What else Is New?
Next to helping broadcasters reduce OPEX, we can also support them in launching new services. Their success in the current marketplace will largely depend on the ability to embrace the multiservice era with a single flexible, scalable and efficient multiservice platform as a solution.
Visitors to our booth will be able to see a demo of the latest release of Newtec Dialog® – a single scalable multiservice IP-based platform for MultiService BroadCast (MSBC) operations that has already been adopted and deployed by many broadcast networks around the world. It is based on a single future proof all-IP transport layer and supports video, voice, data and broadband services on a single infrastructure while different linear and non-linear broadcast workflows can run simultaneously through shared infrastructure, operating staff and space segment.
The platform addresses OPEX and CAPEX challenges by supporting the most efficient forward and multiple return modulation technologies while providing flexibility and scalability of operations. In addition to that, Newtec Dialog enables full automation of broadcast workflows and effective usage of available hardware and bandwidth resources. An intelligent resource scheduling and automation engine reduces costs, saves time, reduces operational failures and allows broadcasters to rapidly enable new services as the market evolves.
Furthermore, the latest release allows to meet the untapped demand for very high throughput services in maritime, oil & gas, backhaul & trunking, and HD multi-camera & UHD contribution.
We look forward to seeing you at the show and talking to you soon.
Vice President of North America at Newtec
Read also Slava’s interview in In-Broadcast’s April issue, “Ensuring Future-Proof Operators While Minimising OPEX”.