PSSI Global, commercial satellite services provider and Canadian teleport operator Juch Tech teamed with NovelSat to achieve an extraordinary 180Mbps sustained satellite transmission rate.
Amsterdam 12 September, 2013 – Las Vegas Nevada-based PSSI Global, a leading provider of global transmission and satellite services, and Hamilton Teleport operator Juch-Tech (Ontario, CN) teamed with NovelSat in recent live trials to achieve a bidirectional satellite communication transfer rate of 180Mbps. Using NovelSat NS3™ and DUET™ technologies, PSSI was able to far exceed current industry standard performance. By moving broadcast data through satellites more rapidly, NovelSat NS3 helps broadcasters to significantly reduce transmission costs and expand the utilization of available satellite bandwidth.
The trials were conducted over a two day period using the Juch-Tech 9.1m antenna in Hamilton, Ontario and the PSSI Satellite News Gathering (SNG) 3.8m antenna in Las Vegas. Transmissions included HD video and IP data with TCP acceleration/compression. The NovelSat NS3000 modem, which incorporates NovelSat NS3 and Duet technologies, was used during the live trial.
NovelSat NS3 technology optimizes satellite spectrum far more efficiently than competing solutions. NS3 increases data transfer rates by as much as 78% compared with all other existing modulators, demodulators and modems. In extreme weather conditions, NS3 further proves its value, boosting network reliability and availability more effectively, and efficiently handling different channel impairments such as phase noise, non-linearity, jamming and interference.
In addition, the success of the PSSI live-demonstration relied on NovelSat DUET, powerful software-based echo cancellation technology. NovelSat DUET doubles data transmission rates over existing bandwidth by removing signal interference from the transmission. NovelSat DUET also processes signals digitally in both directions, without the need to convert signals back and forth between analog and digital. This simplifies the solution’s complexity, enhances signal efficiency, and contributes to cost reduction. Unlike other solutions, NovelSat DUET achieves all this without the need for additional hardware, which further reduces capital and operating costs.
“NovelSat was very happy to be chosen by PSSI Global Services and Juch-Tech for this side-by-side trial with our competitors,” said Ron Barak, NovelSat VP Sales Americas. “Because we understand the availability limitations of satellite bandwidth, NovelSat takes great pride in knowing that our NS3 and DUET technologies bring new optimism to an industry that has been struggling with the explosion in demand for live content combined with a downturn in the economy.”
PSSI Global provides mobile satellite links for some of the largest news gathering and broadcasting organizations in North America. With commercial satellite bandwidth becoming scarcer, driving up the cost of transmission, they needed to find innovative ways to squeeze more efficiency from existing, finite bandwidth.
“The only way to add commercial satellite bandwidth is by launching additional costly satellites,” said Joe Kittrell, PSSI Vice President International. “Since that is not always feasible, and may take years, to say the least, PSSI needed to find a way to push much more content through the existing limited pipes. We were very impressed by the combined capabilities of the NovelSat NS3 and DUET technologies to achieve this mandatory goal.”
“Juch-Tech has experienced similar success using NovelSat NS3 technology on other projects,” said Warren Hagen, CTO and VP Business Development at Juch-Tech Teleport. “180Mbps over satellite far exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to applying these technology advantages with PSSI to help them to meet their connectivity needs in North America.”
PSSI Global Services / Strategic Television is a full-service transmission and production management company specializing in High Definition transmissions. PSSI-Strategic Television combines 32+ years of operational, project management and engineering know-how with a fleet of 32 state-of-the art C and Ku-Band satellite uplink and production trucks, transportable HD fiber-encoding packages and portable flyaway uplinks, downlink and communication systems at locations throughout the United States and beyond. PSSI/Strategic utilizes these facilities to manage and provide services ranging from straightforward corporate and sporting events to complex, multiplexed and multi-location services throughout the world. Satellite uplink trucks with HD and SD switching capabilities, mobile HD fiber units, uplink and production engineers are strategically based throughout the United States to quickly and effective support jobs in news, sports, entertainment, business, military and government across North America. An industry leader since 1979, PSSI-Strategic Television’s team of project managers design, manage and implement multifaceted live-events domestically and across the globe including network, Pay-per-View and sports and entertainment broadcasts. PSSI-Strategic Television: Providing live production and transmission services from anywhere to anywhere – worldwide.
Juch-Tech is a telecommunications innovator that provides managed connectivity for WAN networks and under-served locations around the world from its Teleport located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Juch-Tech customers include broadcasters, ISPs, large enterprise businesses, and VSAT customers in Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.juch-tech.com
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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