NovelSat Introduces Two New PCIe-based Satellite Broadcast Cards for OEM Integration

New NovelSat NS10C Satellite Modulator Card and NS20C Satellite Demodulator Card support DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-S2X and NovelSat NS4 for easy integration into any OEM PC-based broadcast applications.

 

Ra’anana, Israel, September 13, 2017 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today announced availability of the new PCIe-based NovelSat NS10C Satellite Modulator Card and NS20C Satellite Demodulator Card. Designed to meet the demands of any broadcast application, the new cards from NovelSat support all satellite transmission standards, including DVB-S/S2/S2X, DVB-CID and NovelSat NS4, as well as the NovelSat DRM (Digital Rights Management) license.

NovelSat NS10C Satellite Modulator Card     NovelSat NS20C Satellite Demodulator Card

NovelSat NS10C & NS20C Satellite Modulator and Demodulator Cards

The NS10C and NS20C PCIe OEM cards are designed for easy integration into any PC-based satellite broadcast platform for Cable, DTH and OTT live delivery of SD, HD and Ultra HD content. They are ideal for both terrestrial and space-side OEM satellite broadcast applications including mobile flyaways and SNGs.

The space saving PCIe form factor helps to reduce power consumption and maintenance – important when going mobile with SNGs and flyaways. The NS10C and NS20C enable broadcasters to build all-in-one distribution solutions by integrating a modulator into an encoder, convert a decoder into an IRD by adding a demodulator, enhance transcoders, multiplexers, statmuxes, packagers and origin servers.

In addition, the NS10C and NS20C add versatility to every mobile satellite operator (SNG, Flyaway etc.) who can now support, on-the-fly, any satellite transmission standard (DVB-S/S2/S2X and NS4) used by varied broadcasters.

When equipped with the optional NovelSat NS4 waveform, the NS10C/NS20C cards support high data rates of up to 425Mbps using 80Msps, enabling transmission of a single carrier over an entire 84MHz transponder. NovelSat NS4 delivers satellite bandwidth savings of up to 45% compared with DVB-S2 and 21% vs. DVB-S2X. The NS20C also packs groundbreaking signal processing methods such as an adaptive equalizer and error correction techniques that enable the receiver to be more resilient to impairments.

“Our new PCIe-based satellite modulator and demodulator cards give NovelSat and other satellite broadcast solution providers extensive flexibility to develop new multi-function platforms that take advantage of NovelSat’s unmatched bandwidth efficiency,” said Itzik Wulkan, NovelSat CEO. “In fact, we are already creating in-house products and have already started working industry partners to develop new high-performance broadcast applications with multiple built-in satellite modulators and demodulators.”

NovelSat will be showing the NS10C and NS20C satellite modulator and demodulator cards for the first time at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam, September 15-19 in Hall 3, booth A27.

Large European Broadcaster Upgrades with NovelSat Satellite Technologies

European broadcast content distributor implements NovelSat NS4 waveform and new NovelSat ProtCASTER, the first solution for satellite broadcasting offering DRM with AES 256-bit encryption plus entitlement and scheduling.

Ra’anana, Israel, September 11, 2017 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today announced that its distribution and content protection technologies play a significant role in the full upgrade recently performed by a Europe-based broadcaster in their global satellite content distribution network. The NovelSat customer has already successfully used NovelSat NS4 and NovelSat ProtCASTER for highly efficient and secure satellite transmission of major broadcasting events. They plan to secure and protect all of their future broadcasting events using ProtCASTER.

NovelSat NS4 satellite transmission technology was selected for the network upgrade as it outperformed all other transmission standards and enabled an additional gain of 15% compared with the previously deployed NovelSat NS3-based systems. Further, the broadcaster chose ProtCASTER, the new DRM platform from NovelSat. ProtCASTER is the only satellite broadcast DRM platform that is based on AES 256-bit encryption, delivering the highest level of satellite content security with easy-to-use tools for scheduling and content entitlement. These and other features are requirements for managing a huge global network of thousands of satellite receivers.

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The NovelSat NS4 software upgrade package enabled the customer to improve network efficiency by 15% compared with the NovelSat NS3 waveform which had been deployed previously in their NovelSat satellite transmission equipment. NovelSat NS4 is 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, with ROF as low as 2% and a wide variety of modulation codes, can boost capacity by up to 45% compared with DVB-S2, the current industry standard, without increasing bandwidth demand. The NovelSat NS4 waveform, like all NovelSat features, is a software-upgradable option that can be installed remotely on all NovelSat satellite devices.

“Our broadcast customers know that they need to embrace the most advanced satellite network technologies to stay competitive. As a major global broadcaster, our customer wanted to be sure that they were using the strongest tools to secure their content,” said Ronen Sadan, NovelSat AVP Marketing. “We developed NovelSat ProtCASTER with the needs of even the largest broadcast networks in mind and with an eye toward scaling it for broadcasters of all sizes.”

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NovelSat Introduces ProtCASTER – World’s Most Secure Solution for Satellite Broadcast

NovelSat releases ProtCASTER, the first satellite broadcasting content protection, entitlement and scheduling solution with DRM based on virtually unbreakable AES 256-bit encryption.

Ra’anana, Israel, September 7, 2017 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today announced availability of NovelSat ProtCASTER; a new broadcast content protection, entitlement and scheduling solution for satellite-based content distribution.

ProtCASTER is the only satellite broadcast DRM (Digital Rights Management) platform based on virtually unbreakable AES 256-bit encryption, delivering the highest level of satellite content security available today. Satellite broadcasters spend fortunes of money to license live and recorded content that they deliver to their customers and affiliates. Unfortunately, major satellite broadcasters who use industry-standard BISS and BISS-E-based DRM have suffered hacks, with decryption keys regularly posted to social networks, compromising the security of high-value broadcasts. This highlights the market need for more aggressive solutions.

ProtCASTER Scheduler

NovelSat ProtCASTER Scheduler

The ProtCASTER platform is a two-layer solution that provides both 256-bit encryption to secure valuable content, and access protection based on each receiver’s viewing entitlement rights, defined per video channel (PID). With easy-to-use browser-based tools for event scheduling and content entitlement, ProtCASTER operators in any satellite broadcast network, even the largest global networks with thousands of satellite receivers, can easily schedule and confidently secure their content.

ProtCASTER works with all NovelSat satellite modems, modulators and demodulators. It uses a secured OTA channel for exchanging AES keys and is integrated with NovelNet, a full-featured NMS (Network Management System) for end-to-end network orchestration that includes DRM.

A NovelSat customer has already successfully implemented ProtCASTER in one of the world’s leading broadcast content distribution networks. They plan to use ProtCASTER to secure and protect all of their future broadcasting events.

“With ProtCASTER, NovelSat adds the highest level of content security to its industry leading satellite bandwidth efficiency,” said Ronen Sadan, NovelSat AVP Marketing. “These, and other new innovations make the NovelSat offering an ideal solution for broadcasters who rely on satellite transmission for content delivery.”

NovelSat ProtCASTER has been shortlisted for the CSI Award for Best Content Protection Technology 2017. The CSI Awards 2017 ceremony will be held on Friday, September 15th at the IBC 2017 show in Amsterdam.

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NovelSat Announced as a CSI Awards Finalist

NovelSat ProtCASTER DRM solution for satellite broadcast being considered for Best Content Protection Technology 2017.
CSI Awards Shortlist 2017

Ra’anana, Israel, August 7, 2017 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, was shortlisted for the 2017 CSI Awards. The new NovelSat satellite broadcast Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution, ProtCASTER, is being considered for the award for Best Content Protection Technology 2017.  NovelSat ProtCASTER is the world’s first DRM system for satellite transmission based on AES 256-bit encryption. Using the most secure encryption technology available, ProtCASTER provides a virtually unbreakable level of protection for the delivery of satellite broadcast content.

“Properly securing broadcast content has become a major concern for the world’s largest broadcasters,” said Ronen Sadan, NovelSat VP Marketing & Products. “NovelSat ProtCASTER is a quantum leap forward in satellite content protection and we are pleased to see that the industry experts at the CSI Awards also recognize the importance of improving security technologies that protect broadcasters’ assets.”

The CSI Awards, which are celebrating their 15th year, recognise excellence in the broadcast, video, OTT and IoT sectors and are organized by CSI Magazine (Cable and Satellite International Magazine). The winners will be determined by an independent judging panel and will be announced on Friday 15 September 2017 at IBC in Amsterdam. The full list of finalists and further details about attending the awards ceremony are available at www.csimagazine.com/awards

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About The CSI Awards
Established in 2003 the CSI Awards are among the most prestigious and competitive technology awards in the industry, designed to recognise and reward innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, broadband/OTT video, mobile TV and associated sectors. www.csimagazine.com/awards @CSI_Magazine #CSIAwards

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 Launches the NovelNet NMS Satellite Network Management System

The company is offering a free trial and introductory package with both NovelNet NMS and NovelSat NS4 at a 50% discount

Raanana, September 28, 2016 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today announced the official launch of their all new satellite network management system, NovelNet NMS. The new network management system accelerates deployment of both Point-To-Point and Point-To-Multipoint links. It reduces operating and maintenance costs, delivers complete lifecycle management for satellite communication hubs and remotes, maximizes satellite bandwidth allocation and reduces problem resolution time. Its features include:

  • Bandwidth management and performance analysis
  • Drag and drop network planning and provisioning
  • Automated workflow management
  • Bandwidth and service allocation on demand
  • Service activation and bandwidth allocation scheduling
  • Automated carrier power tracking and control
NovelNet NMS Dashboard

NovelNet NMS Dashboard

Through October 31, 2016, NovelSat is offering an introductory package that includes a free trial of NovelNet NMS plus NovelSat NS4, with both priced at a 50% discount when purchased. NovelSat NS4 is the company’s 4th generation satellite transmission waveform. It delivers high quality satellite signals for broadcasters and data service providers and is available on all NovelSat satellite modems, modulators and demodulators. In head-to-head demonstrations, NovelSat has shown NovelSat NS4 outperforming the spectral efficiency of DVB-S2 by as much as 45%.

“We asked our customers what they thought was most important in a management system for their satellite transmission networks,” said Efi Levinzon, NovelSat’s CPO. “The result is NovelNet NMS, which we built from the ground up to deliver the features and functions that satellite users need.”

To take advantage of NovelSat’s two-in-one offer, satellite users can contact the company directly at info@novelsat.com or ask their local NovelSat representative for a free trial, pricing and details.

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NovelSat Releases New Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation Software Package for Satellite Transmission

Set of advanced tools that work together to improve bandwidth efficiency and signal resilience by significantly reducing the effects of many types of Radio Frequency Interference.

Ra’anana, Israel, September 8, 2016 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today announced the release of the new NovelSat RFI Mitigation Innovation Package, a set of software upgradable tools that combat Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) in satellite transmission. As operators launch more satellites, and more services come online, existing methods of mitigation are no longer meeting the challenge posed by increasing RFI. NovelSat has developed an innovative combination of technologies to enable satellite users to deliver continuously reliable satellite services even while various types of RFI are present. The package handles RFI types including, Adjacent Satellite Interference (ASI), Radar, LTE (C-band), Cellular, VSAT, SNG, X-Pol, jamming and others.

NovelSat RFI Mitigation Package

NovelSat RFI Mitigation Package Elements

The package includes advanced Rx RFI detection mechanisms and mitigation algorithms to handle the most common types of RFI plus advanced satellite waveforms including NovelSat NS3 and NS4 which significantly increase resilience to interference compared with industry standards. One example of the effectiveness of NovelSat NS3 reported by NovelSat is a narrow-band jamming incident in a global video distribution network where NovelSat NS3 restored normal operation with interference 15dB stronger than a DVB-S2 standard receiver was able to handle.

NovelSat NS3 15dB More Resilient

NovelSat RFI Mitigation Package Elements

The RFI Mitigation Innovation Package also includes DVB-CID support, now required in all modulators in mobile satellite stations such as SNGs in the US. To top off the package, NovelSat is offering a set of RFI Analysis tools built into their satellite demodulators and modems. These tools analyze RFI, in real-time, and detect which type is affecting the signal to assist in matching the proper mitigation algorithm.

“NovelSat customers have increasingly expressed their concern about interference from new sources that they cannot control,” said Efi Levinzon, NovelSat’s CPO. “Rather than raise their hands and live with the reality of RFI, NovelSat customers can now take advantage of a comprehensive set of tools that protects their satellite signals better than any previous solution.”

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.

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NovelSat and ATEME Join Forces to Offer Top Quality Video Solutions for Satellite Broadcasters

The companies have entered into an agreement to combine encoding/modulating packages to provide outstanding support for all broadcast standards and resolutions up to 4K.

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Ra’anana, Israel, September 6, 2016 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, and ATEME, a global leader in video compression solutions, have announced an agreement to pair the ATEME Kyrion high-quality broadcast video encoder with the NovelSat NS1000 Satellite Modulator. This technology partnership ensures that satellite broadcasting customers deliver the highest quality live and recorded video in the industry.

The innovative NovelSat NS1000 Satellite Modulator is designed for high demand satellite transmission. While supporting all satellite transmission standards, including DVB-S, DBV-S2 and DVB-S2X, it is the only system that also offers the NovelSat NS4 waveform, which delivers up to 45% higher spectral efficiency compared with DVB-S2.

Based on the ATEME fifth Generation STREAM compression engine, the Kyrion encoder provides the best baseband video quality at minimum bitrates. This solution has been designed for contribution over satellite and IP networks, with added value features such as ultra-fast-boot, ultra-low latency, and ABR output. The ATEME Kyrion offers a software upgradable HEVC encoding option to support UHD video streaming as well as legacy MPEG2 to H264 compressions.

“When two great technologies work together smoothly, they tend to strengthen one another,” said Yossi Aloni, CMO of ATEME. “This new partnership will offer a new level of quality for both ATEME and NovelSat customers.”

“Both the NovelSat satellite modulator and the ATEME Kyrion video encoders have a history of field-proven success,” said Efi Levinzon, NovelSat’s CPO. “These new, powerful packages, with both sets of technologies working together, make it easier for broadcasters to choose a complete satellite video solution.”

NovelSat and ATEME 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 and ATEME at stand 1.D71 in Hall 1.

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About ATEME
ATEME (PARIS: ATEME), Transforming Video Delivery. ATEME is a global leader in HEVC, H264, MPEG2 video compression solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT. More information is available at www.ateme.com. Follow us on Twitter: @ateme_tweets and LinkedIn.

Sencore Announces New Partnership with NovelSat

Companies aim to provide industry’s best dense satellite decoding solution

 

SIOUX FALLS, SD, August 29, 2016– Sencore has announced a new partnership with NovelSat, a world leader in satellite communication technology. When combined with NovelSat’s industry-leading, efficient NovelSat NS4 modulation technology, Sencore’s AtlasGear decoding platform provides a dense solution to modulate, demodulate and decode the largest number of channels in the smallest amount of rack space in the industry. Russ VanderWerff, Director of Product Management at Sencore gave praise to the partnership:

“Sencore’s line of proven decoders along with NovelSat’s industry-leading satellite modulation bandwidth savings gives customers an effective way to not only reduce bandwidth, but also save rack space and money.”

With major deployments worldwide at many key customers, NovelSat is a trusted name in the broadcast, satellite and wireless communications industries. Known for their innovations in satellite modulation efficiency, their NovelSat NS4 advanced waveform provides up to 45% bandwidth savings over DVB-S2 modulation. In 2014, NovelSat was chosen to deliver the 4K Ultra HD live satellite broadcast of the FIFA World Cup. Echoing the sentiment of the new partnership with Sencore, Efi Levinzon, Chief Product Officer at NovelSat stated:

“We are excited to team up with a company with such a respected industry reputation. Working with Sencore will be a great pairing, not only for NovelSat, but for our products and customers as well.”

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About Sencore

Sencore is an engineering leader in the development of reliable, cost-effective video distribution and content monitoring solutions for the broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV, CIE markets. Backed by world-class customer service and support, the Sencore| Wellav portfolio includes video contribution and distribution equipment, system monitoring and analysis solutions, and test and measurement products. Designed to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry, whether IP based, multiscreen OTT, virtualized or readying for HEVC and 4k Sencore solutions leverage the latest technology to ensure efficient delivery of high-quality video from the source to the home. More information visit www.sencore.com.