Major US broadcaster selects NovelSat to Upgrade Satellite Communications in Mobile News Fleet

NovelSat NS3000 Modems with NS3 technology to improve DSNG satellite bandwidth efficiency by nearly 50%

16 October, 2013 – Satellite communications equipment vendor NovelSat, developers of NS3™ next-generation technology, announced today that a major US broadcaster has selected NovelSat to upgrade the satellite communication technology in their global DSNG (Digital Satellite News Gathering) fleet. They will deploy NovelSat NS3000 satellite modems in all flyaway portable production facilities for video contribution and IP communication.

This top broadcasting company chose to replace existing equipment with modems from NovelSat, which incorporate NS3 technology, to reduce the cost of satellite communications by dropping bandwidth consumption by 47% compared to their existing system.

Customer testing showed that under identical conditions the NovelSat NS3 protocol achieved a data transmission rate of 14.72 Mb/s compared to industry standard DVB-S2 at 10.05Mb/s and the DVB-S rate of 5.37 Mb/s.

NovelSat NS3000 modems deliver HD video over standard-definition infrastructure, can simultaneous stream video and data over a single carrier and make it possible to use antennas that are 35% smaller. Simultaneous IP data communication together with video transmission makes it possible for broadcasters to operate advanced IP based services, including dial tone, Internet services and connectivity to corporate data networking services. One way broadcasters benefit from this is by being able to operate an overseas DSNG, remotely via satellite, from the home studio without deploying a trained technician in the field.

“Since we launched NovelSat NS3 satellite communications technology in 2011, global broadcasters have been flocking to it,” said Itzik Wulkan, CEO NovelSat. “And who can blame them? In markets where satellite bandwidth is at a premium, NovelSat NS3 saves broadcasters in operations costs, lets them be more flexible and provides the reliability that they need for their high-value HD satellite broadcasts.”

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About NovelSat
NovelSat is a technology company dedicated to providing the next-generation modulation standard for satellite communications. Our NS3™ technology – encompassing ultra-high end modulators, demodulators, modems and ASICs – essentially replaces DVB-S2 as the industry standard. NovelSat delivers the fastest data rates, the widest pipe and the most compelling ROI. That means you get the best performance at the lowest costs, resulting in the highest profits. Learn more about the rapidly-growing list of global broadcasters, communications service providers, defense contractors and systems integrators already maximizing satellite capacity with NovelSat NS3™ at www.novelsat.com

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