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NovelSat and ATEME Collaborate to Roll Out a New Integrated Satellite Broadcast Solution

Technology partnership results in integrated UHD video encoding and satellite modulation unit to reduce broadcasters’ operating costs.

Ra’anana, Israel, April 5, 2018 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today announced that the company has extended its technology cooperation with ATEME, a global leader in video delivery. The new collaboration between the long-time partners includes the integration of NovelSat’s state of the art PCIe-based NS10C Satellite Modulator cards and NS20C Satellite Demodulator cards into the ATEME’s TITAN software converged headend solution. The new integration was rolled out to offer broadcasters enhanced solution for HD and Ultra HD transmission by including high-efficiency satellite signal modulation within single unit video encoding/decoding, compression and acceleration.

TITAN© Live from ATEME is a high-quality, HD video software compression solution, designed for Cable, DTH and OTT live delivery of mobile, SD, HD and 4K Ultra HD content. TITAN Live is a True virtualized software-based solution, based on the ATEME 5th Generation STREAM© compression engine. It delivers the highest video quality at minimum bitrates with accelerated parallel processing.

ATEME TITAN Architecture

ATEME TITAN Architecture

OEM Cards

NovelSat NS10C & NS20C PCIe-based Satellite Modulator and Demodulator Cards

The PCIe-based NS10C and NS20C satellite modulator and demodulator cards from NovelSat are designed for easy integration into any PC-based satellite broadcast platform. They are ideal for both terrestrial and space-side OEM satellite broadcast applications including mobile flyaways and SNGs. Designed to meet the demands of any broadcast application, the new NovelSat cards 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. The PCIe form factor reduces space and equipment demands, power consumption and maintenance.

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 past collaboration efforts with NovelSat have led to successful technology solutions that provide significant advantages and savings for satellite broadcasters,” said Remi Beaudouin, ATEME VP Marketing. “Integrating NovelSat modulators and demodulators into our TITAN platform is another great example of how complementary technologies are even more powerful together.”

“NovelSat engineers and our colleagues at ATEME continue to single-mindedly design solutions that are easy to integrate so that the unique benefits of both systems can be combined into unified, cost-saving ‘super-solutions’,” said Efi Levinzon, NovelSat CPO. “Our PCIe-based satellite modulator and demodulator cards offer unmatched bandwidth efficiency. Together with ATEME’s high-quality, low-bitrate encoding and decoding, the TITAN platform is an easy choice for satellite broadcasters.”

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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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