Top 5 Hottest Questions About DVB-S2 Extensions From the Satellite Industry

  • Question 1: Do we have to modify our S2 Extensions chip sets? (by Qi Deng, Altobeam)
  • Question 2: How to upgrade existing install base of set-top boxes to the new DVB-S2 Extensions? (by Glenn Tindal, SES)
  • Question 3: Is Newtec's current DVB-S2 Extensions compatible with the new DVB Standard? (by Makoto Ozawa, Moubic)
  • Question 4: How long will it take customers to adopt the DVB-S2 Extensions? (by David Ball, Newsat)
  • Question 5: Are DVB-S2 Extensions really necessary in Asia at this time? (by Helen Jameson, Satellite Evolution Group)

Question 1:  Do We Have to Modify Our S2 Extensions Chip Sets? (Qi Deng, Altobeam)

There are already S2 chipsets on the market for the new S2 Extensions, so do we have to modify our S2 chip sets to accommodate any changes or extensions that will be introduced to the new standard?

A question from Qi Deng, AltoBeam, answered by Thomas Van den Driessche, VP Market Strategies at Newtec.


Question 2: How to Upgrade Existing Install Base of Set-Top Boxes to the New DVB-S2 Extensions? (Glenn Tindal, SES)

How to upgrade existing install base of set-top boxes to the new DVB-S2 Extensions?

A question from Glen Tindall, SES, VP Sales Asia Pacific answered by Steven Soenens, Director  Product Strategy and Product Management at Newtec.


Question 3: Is Newtec's Current DVB-S2 Extensions Compatible With the New DVB Standard? (Makoto Ozawa, Moubic)

The DVB organization will implement a new generation standard in Q3-Q4 of this year. Is Newtec’s current DVB-S2 Extensions compatible with the new DVB standard?

A question from Makoto Ozawa, CEO, Moubic, answered by Thomas Van den Driessche, CCO at Newtec.


Question 4: How Long Will it Take Customers to Adopt the DVB-S2 Extensions? (David Ball, Newsat)

My biggest questions regarding DVB-S2 Extensions is the migration path and how long it will take customers to make that adoption?

A question from David Ball, CTO, Newsat, answered by Thomas Van den Driessche, CCO at Newtec.


Question 5: Are DVB-S2 Extensions really necessary in Asia at this time? (Helen Jameson, Satellite Evolution Group)

Are DVB-S2 Extensions really necessary in Asia at this time?

A question from Helen Jameson, Satellite Evolution Group, answered by Mario Querner, VP Asia at Newtec.