Newtec Launches MDM5000 – Industry's First DVB-S2X VSAT Modem

Newtec Launches MDM5000 – Industry's First DVB-S2X VSAT Modem

Press release Thursday 25 February 2016

Newtec MDM5000 Satellite Modem, targeting the high-end mobility, trunking and HTS markets, will debut at SATELLITE and CABSAT shows


SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 25 February 2016.  Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, announced today the launch of its most advanced VSAT modem to date – the first on the market to support wideband DVB-S2X.

The Newtec MDM5000 Satellite Modem – due to make its debut at SATELLITE 2016 and CABSAT 2016 – is capable of receiving forward carriers of up to 140 MHz, and processing over 200 Mbps of throughput. On the return channel, it supports SCPC, TDMA and Newtec’s unique Mx-DMA™, up to 75 Mbps.

With forward symbol rates from 1 to 133 Mbaud and coding up to 256APSK, the MDM5000 will boost efficiency and performance on legacy satellites while fully unleashing the potential of next-generation High Throughput Satellites (HTS). As the latest addition to the Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform, the MDM5000 is designed to handle a wide range of IP services, including: Internet and Intranet access, Voice over IP (VoIP), mobile backhauling and trunking, along with video contribution and multicasting.

The MDM5000 Satellite Modem represents another milestone in Newtec’s long history of innovation. By introducing the industry’s first DVB-S2X VSAT modem, we plan to enable our customers to better serve the high-end mobility and trunking markets, while maximizing the benefits of HTS,” said Newtec CEO, Serge Van Herck. “The addition of the MDM5000 to our comprehensive modem portfolio, and our three return technologies, ensures that Newtec customers will always have the optimal solution at their disposal, for every application and price point.

Having the choice between Mx-DMA, SCPC and MF-TDMA within a single modem, gives network operators the flexibility to address multiple markets, adapt to evolving business models and quickly respond to new opportunities and customer requirements.

Newtec’s unique Mx-DMA return technology delivers the efficiency of SCPC with the dynamic bandwidth allocation capabilities of MF-TDMA, offering more than 50% efficiency gains. Mx-DMA is ideal for mid to high-end applications, with variable return rates up to 75 Mbps, including: cruise ships, oil rigs, super yachts and cellular backhauling. For applications that require fixed data rates, like file/video contribution, SCPC provides highly efficient, dedicated return channels, up to 170 Mbps. At the other end of the spectrum, MF-TDMA is optimized for low-rate, overbooked and bursty traffic profiles, like back-up circuits and occasional use services.

As with previous Newtec Dialog modems, the MDM5000 incorporates Layer-3 routing, advanced Quality of Service (QoS), TCP acceleration, pre-fetching, compression and encryption. However, the MDM5000 also supports a new Layer-2 mode, facilitating integration with various networking topologies and routing protocols, like MPLS and BGP. It also comes equipped with dual demodulators, for future seamless beam switching on HTS networks.

For service providers, targeting high-end verticals like cruise ships, oil rigs, and cellular backhaul, the MDM5000 is a game changer,” added Kevin McCarthy, VP of Market Development at Newtec. “Up to now, the only alternative was to combine multiple low-end MF-TDMA modems, or resort to expensive SCPC circuits to address the extreme throughput demands of these high-value markets. The MDM5000, paired with our Mx-DMA technology, will bring welcome relief to these customers and strategically position them for the transition to HTS.

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Mobility Meets Efficiency as Newtec Launches New Modem and Updated Newtec Dialog®

SATELLITE and CABSAT 2016 will see Newtec launch the industry’s first high throughput VSAT modem supporting DVB-S2X. With DVB-S2X on the forward link and Newtec’s unique Mx-DMA™ return technology, the MDM5000 provides operators with an efficiency gain of up to 50%, thus reducing OPEX and CAPEX.

Delegates stopping by Newtec’s booth will also be able to take a tour of the latest software release of the company’s multiservice platform – Newtec Dialog® 1.3. The scalable, flexible and highly efficient platform allows operators to build and adapt their business as the market changes by enabling multiple services over a single, all IP-based, VSAT platform.

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About Newtec

Newtec,, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, consumer and enterprise VSAT, government and defence, cellular backhaul and trunking and mobility, offshore and maritime markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA networks, manned and unmanned aircrafts, trains, border control, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and maritime.

For over 30 years, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.

Newtec is a European company founded in 1985. Through commercial offices in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.