Major Asian Mobile Operator Chooses NovelSat as Satellite Backhaul Modem Provider

Initial order for 30 NovelSat NS3000 Satellite Modems with NovelSat NS3 transmission software

Ra’anana, Israel, February 23, 2017 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today announced that one of Asia’s largest mobile operators has selected NovelSat as the primary modem technology provider to support their satellite mobile backhaul network. The initial deal includes around 30 NovelSat NS3000 Professional High-Data Rate Satellite Modems, each running NovelSat NS3, the 3rd generation satellite transmission waveform from NovelSat, as well as IP acceleration and optimization technologies.

The operator was seeking a solution to replace their existing E3 architecture for Ethernet IP transmission over mobile. The desired solution needed to offer the highest possible spectral efficiency without sacrificing link quality or reliability, and which would deliver the best ROI for a network that reaches beyond urban centers into numerous outlying remote locations. NovelSat NS3 and the various optimization, IP acceleration and redundancy technologies from NovelSat were key factors in the operator’s decision.

NovelSat NS3000 Professional High-Data Rate Satellite Modem

NovelSat NS3000 Professional High-Data Rate Satellite Modem

NovelSat NS3 is an optional software package available in all NovelSat satellite modems, modulators and demodulators, which also support and are backward compatible with all industry standards, including DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-S2X. NovelSat NS3 can boost capacity by up to 40% compared with DVB-S2, the current industry standard, without increasing bandwidth demand.

The combined TCP acceleration and optimization solution, integrated into the NovelSat NS3000 modem, completely fills data link capacity and compensates for satellite delay. Additional features, proven to enable modem traffic to exceed link bandwidth capacity, include header and payload compression, byte caching for dramatic data reduction on multi-pass traffic, Web object caching to improve Web surfing performance and advanced cellular compression (ACC) to support 2.5G, 3G and 4G backhaul links. This is a hardware and software option that uses advanced TCP/IP acceleration algorithms based on the Space Communications Protocol Specification (SCPS).

“Asia has been a strong growth market for NovelSat,” said Itzik Wulkan, NovelSat CEO. “Our solutions are so attractive in the region because of the reliable, cost-effective operation that they enable. For mobile backhaul that relies on bi-directional satellite communication, NovelSat NS3 and other innovative NovelSat technologies make selecting a solution easy for mobile operators.”

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NovelSat Satellite Network Technology Supports First Ever 4G Service in Antarctica from Telefónica

NovelSat NS4 increases bandwidth and reinforces network stability ensuring delivery of the data rates required for LTE service.

Ra’anana, Israel, January 16, 2017 – Telefónica Móviles Argentina (Movistar) recently launched the Antarctica’s first 4G LTE mobile network, supported by NovelSat NS3000 Professional High-Data Rate Satellite Modems. At Marambio Base, a permanent Argentine research facility in Antarctic territory, the most remote region on the planet, the only viable method of data communication is through a satellite network. To meet the unique challenges of Antarctica, Telefónica choose to run with NovelSat modems and NovelSat NS4, the 4th generation satellite transmission waveform from NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology.

In addition to increased data capacity to support 4G service for the 70 permanent residents and 5,000 annual visitors at Marambio, the NovelSat solution has increased network stability and reliability compared to the previous communication network solution. Thanks to Telefónica’s deployment at Marambio, where mobile data transfer speeds previously reached 1.5Mbps, you can now enjoy speeds of up to 20Mbps.

 

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Base Marambio – Home of Antarctica’s first 4G/LTE mobile network

4G data is transmitted and received through a point-to-point link between Balcarce Teleport in continental Argentina and Marambio base. The NovelSat modem includes industry leading technologies including 2% ROF, NovelSat DUET CeC for simultaneous bidirectional transmission, Fast ACM to dynamically adapt links to constantly changing conditions and the highest satellite MODCODS available. These and other unique technologies are responsible for enabling the resilient and consistent data speeds to meet the requirements of Telefónica.

“After trying several solutions, we are very satisfied with the reliability and speed of the NovelSat satellite network solution,” said Adrián di Meo, CTIO, Telefónica Argentina. “Since launching our 4G service in 2014 in Argentina, we have powered up more than 3,600 LTE base stations. Providing 4G in the inhospitable, remote environment of Antarctica, though, is definitely a different kind of challenge that NovelSat helped us address.”

NovelSat NS4 is an optional software package available in all NovelSat satellite modems, modulators and demodulators, which also support and are backward compatible with all industry standards, including DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-S2X. NovelSat NS4 can boost capacity by up to 45% compared with DVB-S2, the current industry standard, without increasing bandwidth demand.

NS3000 Professional High-Data Rate Satellite Modem

NovelSat NS3000 Professional High-Data Rate Satellite Modem

The NovelSat NS4 waveform, like all NovelSat features, is a software-upgradable option that can be installed over the air (OTA) on all NovelSat satellite devices. For remote locations such as Antarctica, OTA updates are a critical factor.

“Antarctica is a milestone for both Telefonica and NovelSat,” expressed Efi Levinzon, NovelSat CPO. “Our solutions are now installed on every continent on the planet. Not many companies can make that claim. But as intriguing as an installation on Antarctica is, for NovelSat the most exciting part is knowing that NovelSat NS4 made it possible.”

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NovelSat Releases NS200X Multi-Rx DVB-S2-to-IP Satellite Demodulator

Modular, space and resource-saving demodulator supports up to 24 internal demodulators and 12 Conditional Access Modules (CAMs).

 

Ra’anana, Israel, August 24, 2016 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, has announced the availability of the new NovelSat NS200X Multi-Rx DVB-S2-to-IP Channel Satellite Demodulator. The NovelSat NS200X is designed to meet the needs of satellite broadcasters and head-ends of all sizes. With up to 3 plug-in modules, it can contain up to 24 demodulators in a single 1U box, reducing rack space and maintenance resources. NS200X units can also be concatenated to support many more additional DVB-S2-to-IP streams.

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For Broadcast head-ends, the NS200X can also scale to support up to 12 IP-to-IP Conditional Access Modules (CAMs), to descramble multiple encrypted TV channels. In addition, the NS200X offers signal conversion modules to support multiple output signals such as: COFDM, PAL/NTSC and QAM.

A member of the NovelSat line of Professional Satellite Communication solutions, the NS200X has full interoperability with all other NovelSat products (Modulators, Modems and NovelNet NMS). It is controlled and configured through an easy-to-use browser-based interface and delivers exceptional operating stability using a redundant power supply and other redundancy mechanisms.

“The NS200X adds even more flexibility to the family of NovelSat satellite transmission solutions,” said Efi Levinzon , NovelSat CPO. “In addition to all the standards, waveforms and signal stabilizing technologies that NovelSat customers expect, the modular features of the NS200X add a lot of value, especially for satellite broadcasters.”

NovelSat will be showing their satellite transmission technologies at IBC 2016, September 9-13 at the RAI Amsterdam. You can visit NovelSat at stand 3B26 in Hall 3 to learn more about the NS200X.

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NovelSat Integrates XipLink’s Wireless Link Optimization into Entire Family of Satellite Modems

XipLink solution to augment existing NovelSat optimizations to enable highest data efficiencies for SCPC satellite modems.

National Harbor, MD, March 8, 2016 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, has partnered with XipLink, the technology leader in wireless link optimization, to add XipLink’s software into all NovelSat satellite modems. The combination of NovelSat hardware and XipLink’s wireless link optimization technology offers satellite communications customers significantly higher data throughput while simultaneously providing a better user experience.

The new solution integrates XipLink Optimization Software (XipOS) with specially implemented internal modem hardware to deliver maximum TCP data capacity over satellite links using advanced TCP/IP acceleration algorithms based on the Space Communications Protocol Specification (SCPS).

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The New NovelSat NS300X IP Satellite Modem with Integrated XipLink TCP Acceleration

“XipLink’s enduring focus on accelerating and then optimizing satellite bandwidth provides tremendous value across several industry verticals” said Bruce Bednarski, XipLink SVP Business Development. “Our collaboration with NovelSat has yielded a cost effective, power-saving solution that is delivered in a single-box solution, which is sure to please NovelSat’s customers.”

The combined TCP acceleration solution, integrated into NovelSat NS3000, NS300 and the new NS300X modems, completely fills data link capacity and compensates for satellite delay. Additional features, proven to enable modem traffic to exceed link bandwidth capacity, include header and payload compression, byte caching for dramatic data reduction on multi-pass traffic, Web object caching to improve Web surfing performance and advanced cellular compression (ACC) to support 2.5G, 3G and 4G backhaul links.

The new integrated solution with XipLink XipOS is particularly beneficial for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint satellite transmission applications such as cellular backhaul and IP trunking. The solution is now available as an option in all new NovelSat satellite modems.

“NovelSat modems already have a reputation for record-breaking bandwidth efficiency,” said Efi Levinzon, NovelSat VP R&D. “With built-in XipLink Wireless Link Optimization, the NovelSat advantage is now even more attractive to customers who pay a premium for satellite bandwidth.”

NovelSat is inviting satellite communications providers, users and integrators to learn more about this and other innovations in satellite transmission at the Satellite 2016 show, March 8-10 at National Harbor, MD.

NovelSat Releases NS300X Data-only Satellite Modem for Cost-Sensitive Projects

Full-featured IP modem from NovelSat supports up to 30Mbps data rates with a focus on high-efficiency at lower cost

Ra’anana, Israel, March 2, 2016 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, has announced the availability of the new NovelSat NS300X IP Satellite Modem. In response to heavy demand, NovelSat designed the NS300X modem specifically for cost-sensitive projects with data-only satellite transmission applications whose operating requirements are below 30Mbps.

NovelSat NS300X IP Satellite Modem

NovelSat NS300X IP Satellite Modem

The NS300X is a member of the NovelSat Professional Satellite Modem series along with the NS300 IP and Video Professional Satellite Modem and the NS3000 Professional High-Data Rate Satellite Modem (up to 850Mbps). Like the NS3000, DVB-S2 is the basic satellite transmission standard in the NS300X modem. The NS300X and all NovelSat equipment also support DVB-S, DVB-S2 with 5% Roll-off Factor (ROF), DVB-S2X and NovelSat software efficiency packages NS3 and now NovelSat NS4.

NovelSat NS4, the newly released satellite waveform from NovelSat can be added as an optional software upgrade on the NS300X. With NovelSat NS4, the NS300X can boost spectral efficiency by up to 22% compared with DVB-S2X equipment and as much as 45% over DVB-S2.

The NovelSat NS300X supports cost-effective low-data rate applications including cellular backhaul, IP trunking, oil and gas, offshore and remote communications and other data services. Equipped with   optional NovelSat DUET CeC (Carrier-Echo-Cancellation) software, the NS300X will enable up to 50% in bandwidth saving for the same amount of traffic.

The NS300X supports point-to-point and point-to-multipoint links and incorporates the NovelSat advanced high-efficiency NSPE2 encapsulation scheme. The integrated IP processing unit supports a wide range of features including advanced QoS, transparent bridging (Layer 2), VLAN switching (Layer 2), routing mode (Layer 3) and TCP header and payload acceleration.

“We kept most of the advanced NovelSat technologies in the new NS300X, including software upgradable options like NovelSat NS4 and NovelSat DUET CeC,” said Dan Peleg CTO. “But we’ve scaled down the NS300X to fit smaller budgets.”

Next week, NovelSat is inviting satellite communications providers, users and integrators to learn more about the NovelSat NS300X IP Satellite Modem and see live NovelSat NS4 and Interference mitigation technics demos at the Satellite 2016 show, March 8-10 at National Harbor, MD.

NovelSat Releases NovelSat NS4 Software, Boosting Satellite Communication to Highest Ever Throughput

Now available in all NovelSat satellite transmission gear, NovelSat NS4 adds up to 22% more satellite video and data capacity compared with DVB-S2X.

Ra’anana, Israel, February 18, 2016 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, has released NovelSat NS4, its 4th generation satellite transmission waveform, for general availability. In head-to-head demonstrations, NovelSat has shown that NovelSat NS4 delivers up to 22% higher spectral efficiency compared with DVB-S2X, the industry’s current satellite transmission standard.

NovelSat NS4 is now available as an optional software package in all NovelSat satellite modems, modulators and demodulators, which also support and are backward compatible with all industry standards, including DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-S2X*. For the satellite communications industry, that extra boost of spectral efficiency with NovelSat NS4 means more HD and 4K UHDTV channels and more data without increasing their costly satellite bandwidth budgets.

For those with steady satellite bandwidth needs, as much as 22% better efficiency means they can transmit the same content using far less bandwidth. In networks using the DVB-S2 standard, switching to NovelSat NS4 can boost capacity by up to 45% without increasing bandwidth.

The new NovelSat NS4 waveform, like all NovelSat features, is a software upgradable option that can be installed over the air (OTA) on all NovelSat satellite devices. This software-only model has proven very popular with NovelSat customers who want to optimize bandwidth utilization without the hassle or cost of replacing equipment.

“Since we released NovelSat NS3 in 2011, NovelSat has consistently offered our customers the most bandwidth efficient satellite technologies available,” said Itzik Wulkan, NovelSat CEO. “NovelSat NS4 is a technological breakthrough which is the culmination of years of experience and hard work that started the day after NovelSat NS3 was released.”

Along with NovelSat NS4, NovelSat released the NovelSat NS4 Calculator. This is a tool that can be used, upon request, to show details about how NovelSat NS4 optimizes bandwidth usage with varying operating parameters. NovelSat also recently announced a new streamlined customer support program which, among its other advantages, offers Gold-level customers eligibility for free upgrade paths to NovelSat NS4.

NovelSat first demonstrated the competitive advantages of NovelSat NS4 at the Satellite 2015 Exhibition. Next week, NovelSat is inviting broadcasters, satellite communications providers, users and integrators to see NovelSat NS4 demos at the Satellite 2016 show, March 8-10 at National Harbor, MD.

*DVB-S2X support available Q2-2016.

NovelSat Announces Streamlined 3-Tiered Support Program for Its Satellite Transmission Solutions

NovelSat simplifies its global customer support program, offering 24/7 service and other premium options.

Ra’anana, Israel, February 09, 2016 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, has announced the availability of a new, streamlined customer support program. The program offers NovelSat customers a 3-tiered set of support packages – Standard, Silver and Gold – which include options such as 24/7 support, immediate response, free software updates, upgraded RMA plans and annual system-wide auditing.

In addition, Gold customers are now eligible for free upgrade paths to NovelSat NS4, the new satellite waveform that NovelSat will be releasing shortly. NovelSat NS4 comes with a list of advanced transmission features that boost bandwidth efficiency by up to 45% compared with DVB-S2.

The new NovelSat support program was designed to help speed up acquisition decisions and response times on support calls for global customers. Customers subscribed at all levels will continue to receive the same high level of support. Now, same day support is also available 24/7 for Gold customers on 6 continents to ensure optimal uptime for their critical satellite communication systems.

“In the satellite communications industry, selecting NovelSat technology solutions is already an easy decision,” said Benny Glazer, NovelSat VP Corporate Sales. “By simplifying the customer support plan, we’ve made it even easier for our customers.”

In addition to live demonstrations of NovelSat solutions, NovelSat management will offer details about the new customer support program at their booth (#100) at Satellite 2016 in March.