Newtec will showcase a number of satellite solutions at CommunicAsia 2018 aimed at boosting efficiency, performance and business potential. One key focus will be the Satellite Network Calculator, which gives end users the ability to analyse performance and evaluate potential gains to be made by their satellite network in new markets. This provides insight from the planning stage of a new network, all the way up to optimising and implementing an established network. Newtec claims that this helps maximise the operator’s business potential by showing how different elements of the network would affect bandwidth consumption and, therefore, cost and capacity.
With optimum efficiency and performance being key in satellite today, the Newtec Dialog Mobility Manager aims to address this area for the mobility market, where cruise ships and super yachts are pushing the limits of traditional satellite platforms. High Throughput Satellite (HTS) networks promise more bandwidth at lower costs for mobile VSAT operators but maximising these benefits will require important changes to equipment on the ground. This includes the ability to switch seamlessly between different satellite beams. Incorporating a rich set of APIs to provide control over beam switching logic, facilitating network load balance, least-cost routing and regulatory compliance, the Newtec Dialog Mobility Manager claims to overcome the limitations of previous systems and bring further gains through capacity sharing which is enabled by Newtec’s dynamic MxDMA technology.
Newtec will also demonstrate its full DVB-S2X modem portfolio, which enables satellite operators to optimally address any market or application from a single network. The Newtec MDM2510 IP Satellite Modem is a twoway, high throughput satellite modem that supports a wide range of services including Internet/Intranet access, Voice-over-IP (VoIP), backhauling, mobility, contribution and multicasting. It is also designed for the mobility market including maritime.
Newtec will also showcase solutions for mobile backhaul networks that promise reduced OPEX, while delivering a high Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE).
Also making its Asian debut is the MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway – used for efficient distribution and contribution broadcast applications. This dense platform is able to function as a quadruple modulator or modem with dual demodulator ideal where density and power consumption is at stake, while the optional Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption of the baseband frames gives full protection for closed networks. Overall, it can increase bandwidth efficiency by up to 51%, with Channel Bonding being one method of optimisation. Using DVB-S2X, this technique splits a large transport stream into two or three parts over the satellite. It then recomposes it on the receive side, combining multiple carriers into one, large enough to maintain the efficiency gain of statistical multiplexers on a bouquet of UHD channels.
Newtec executives will be speaking on various forums in Singapore. Semir Hassanaly will present a paper on satellite’s role in the successful roll-out of 5G at ConnecTechAsia on June 26, CEO Thomas Van den Driessche will be part of a CEO panel at the Casbaa Satellite Industry Forum and Market Director for Broadcast, Hans Massart will explore the requirements of news gathering teams and how broadcasters can effectively meet them in a session titled “All-IP Newsgathering: Boosting SNG” at BroadcastAsia on June 26.