UHD? Not Without DVB-S2X!

UHD? Not Without DVB-S2X!

Newtec in the press Thursday 31 December 2015

APSCC's Q4 newsletter issue is all about Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) and DVB-S2X. As these are hot topics for Newtec, we have released several articles and presented our view in speaking slots worldwide, apart from providing latest technology further supporting these standards.

To share latest insights, APSCC has invited Hans Massart, Market Director Broadcast at Newtec, and Kerstin Roost, Public Relations Director at Newtec. Both are confident: "UHD? Not Without DVB-S2X!" (page 30 ff). 

Key Statements

Hereby already key points as further explained in Hans' and Kerstin's article (page 30 ff):

  • As the successor to the DVB-S2 standard, DVB-S2X accommodates increased profitability, interoperability and growth in the satellite communications market – all of which is particularly relevant when talking about delivering UHDTV.
  • Applications such as sports contribution and distribution are leading the way to 4K becoming ‘the new normal’ in the years ahead. 
  • DVB-S2X - S2 ComparedThe combination of the technologies implemented on DVB-S2X result in an efficiency optimization of up to 51% in a professional satellite link.
  • For DTH networks, the average gain will be around 20%, even when the gains from channel bonding are excluded. 
  • Indeed, if UHD is to become as popular as HD, DVB-S2X will be essential in guaranteeing the best performance with barrier-breaking throughputs at optimal service availability.

For over a year, Newtec has already supported the DVB-S2X standard across its portfolio of professional modulators, demodulators, modems (6000 & 7000 series) and hubs (HUB6000). DVB-S2X is also supported by the Newtec Dialog® multiservice broadcast (MSBC) solution.


Soon this standard will also be supported on the Newtec Dialog VSAT platform (with the launch of the MDM5000), enabling unprecedented performance and efficiency across a wide range of applications, including low-speed, enterprise, mobility and high-speed trunking.