NovelSat Unveils First End-to-End Video Delivery Solution for 4G/5G Mobile Networks

Satellite broadcast/multicast overlay solution incorporates all core-to-edge video processing and management to enable efficient delivery of live TV and OTT services

Ra’anana, Israel, April 30, 2019 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today unveiled a comprehensive satellite broadcast/multicast solution for the delivery of live TV and OTT video services. The innovative satellite-to-mobile video solution now enables mobile service providers to roll out TV and video services on a large scale while optimizing network investment.

As mobile video dominates mobile data traffic, a mobile service provider using a hybrid satellite-terrestrial network can now keep pace with traffic growth while introducing new video services such as live TV channel bundles. Complementing existing backhaul links with a satellite broadcast overlay enables service providers to leverage 4G infrastructure while evolving to 5G networks and services. The broadcast overlay network delivers new levels of video quality and volume for OTT distribution to remote cache storage and for live TV streaming, thus offloading broadband backhaul connections.

The NovelSat satellite-to-mobile video solution incorporates all core-to-edge video delivery functionalities including high-efficiency multi-stream, multi-profile video encoding/decoding, multi-channel video transcoding, multi-profile video packaging, high-efficiency satellite modulation/demodulation, the highest level of content security and protection, content entitlement and scheduling tools, resource management and optimization and more.

The comprehensive solution comprises a Video Core, a Video Edge Gateway, a Video Manager and a Network Management System. Utilizing software-based modules, the solution is highly scalable and enables large-scale deployment of ample bandwidth to numerous cell sites and locations.

“Users now want to consume video when they want it, where they need it, in the device of their preference, and they expect live TV and video with the consistency and quality they experience at home. As general viewing habits continue to favor linear video consumption, live streaming will be the fastest growing component in IP traffic,” said Lluc Palerm, senior analyst at NSR – Northern Sky Research. “Satellite has a unique set of attributes that make it ideal for many use cases and NSR expects demand for hybrid satellite-terrestrial video delivery networks to take off circa 2020.”

“NovelSat is excited to be at the forefront with a comprehensive and innovative solution that resolves mobile operators’ capacity challenges on the road to 5G,” said Gary Drutin, NovelSat CEO. “Our video delivery network solution brings together the worlds of satellite and mobile for a truly immersive user experience.”

NovelSat is showcasing the mobile video delivery network solution and other satellite transmission solutions at the Satellite 2019 show, May 6‑9, in Washington DC, USA, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Booth # 2119.

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New NovelSat DRM Integration Simplifies Point-to-Point Satellite Broadcast Link Operation

Solution enables powerful, easy-to-implement content protection for ad-hoc broadcast contribution links with virtually unbreakable 256-bit AES encryption keys.

Ra’anana, Israel, April 4, 2019 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today announced a new solution that streamlines DRM operations for broadcast contribution links. Now, only a single key insertion at the modulator is needed for all transmitted media streams. This DRM solution enables fast and easy provisioning of point-to-point satellite links required for ad-hoc contribution applications such as SNGs, flyaways and more.

Based on virtually unbreakable AES 256-bit encryption, NovelSat’s comprehensive DRM solution delivers the highest level of data security available for satellite broadcasting and transmission for both network-level and link-level connections. The DRM solution is available as an integrated option in the entire NovelSat product line and includes per-service Entitlement (PID), Program Scheduling and Booking as well as Network Management.

“NovelSat once again demonstrates an innovative approach to resolving satellite broadcast challenges for its customers,” said Aviv Ronai, NovelSat VP Marketing & Products. “Our powerful DRM solution addresses operation ease and cost for every satellite broadcast scenario, making content protection easier than ever to implement.”

NovelSat is showcasing the DRM and other satellite broadcast solutions at the NAB show, April 6‑11, in the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Upper Level, Booth #SU9505.

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NovelSat Introduces NovelSat FUSION For Satellite Broadcasters to Address UHD Adoption and Spectrum Challenges

All-in-one high-efficiency satellite modulation, encoding and multi-channel transcoding solution delivers unparalleled broadcast transmission efficiency.

Ra’anana, Israel, April 3, 2019 – Broadcasters face increased demand for higher resolution video standards that require an order of magnitude more satellite capacity. Meanwhile, spectrum is being challenged by 5G roll-outs. With that in mind, NovelSat has teamed up with igolgi to introduce NovelSat FUSION, an all-in-one solution offering new levels of satellite transmission efficiency so that broadcasters can drive down operational costs.

NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology and igolgi, a leading provider of video processing, delivery and analytics software and solutions, have developed the FUSION solution, which integrates high-efficiency multi-stream video encoding and satellite modulation in a single transmit unit and satellite demodulation and multi-channel video transcoding in a single receive unit. The all-in-one NovelSat FUSION solution offers broadcasters significant savings in satellite bandwidth or enables transmission of up to three times more video content without increasing link budgets.

NovelSat FUSION NS5000 Series Satellite Broadcast Modulation/Transcoding Solution

NovelSat FUSION NS5000 Series Satellite Broadcast Modulation/Transcoding Solution

The FUSION encoder/modulator receives multiple simultaneous video streams in any video format or delivery standard and encodes them into a high-efficiency HEVC (H.265) video stream. The compressed video is modulated and securely uplinked using virtually unbreakable (optional) 256-bit AES encryption. On the receive side, the FUSION transcoding IRD decrypts and demodulates the satellite signals and transcodes to any video format including MPEG‑2, MPEG‑4 (H.264‑AVC) and HEVC to support OTT, ABR and linear TV streams. Optional packaging to HLS or DASH is also available in the receive unit. In addition, the unit can be a decoder only or can pass through content for direct packaging.

 

NovelSat FUSION supports all satellite transmission standards, including DVB-S2/S2X, in addition to NovelSat NS4, the world’s most bandwidth-efficient satellite transmission waveform. With the most current, advanced HEVC encoding from igolgi, the efficiency benefits of NovelSat NS4, and tight integration, FUSION outperforms all other broadcast solutions.

“Changes in the satellite broadcasting market necessitate a new look at how broadcasters use satellite bandwidth,” said Gary Drutin, NovelSat CEO. “NovelSat FUSION is an efficient and economical solution to help broadcasters resolve their spectrum challenges.”

“By leveraging satellite bandwidth efficiency technologies from NovelSat along with powerful video compression solutions from igolgi, NovelSat FUSION brings to market a formidable offer for spectrum efficiency and video flexibility,“  said Dr. Kumar Ramaswamy, President, igolgi Inc.

NovelSat is showcasing a live demo of the NovelSat FUSION solution at the NAB show, April 6-11, in the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Upper Level, Booth #SU9505.

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NovelSat Introduces a Compact Multi-Receiver for Satellite IP Data Hubs Offering Up to 2Gbps Per Unit

New NovelSat NS-HUB4000 optimizes data hub rack space with up to 32 high-efficiency satellite receivers in a Single 1U unit.

Ra’anana, Israel, February 11, 2019 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today announced availability of their new Multi-Rx Satellite IP Demodulator, the NovelSat NS‑HUB4000. The NS‑HUB4000 is a multi-receiver satellite transmission IP unit designed for mobile backhauling and enterprise satellite data transmission network operators, who want to optimize their hub CAPEX and achieve high transfer rates for inbound data traffic.


NovelSat NS-HUB4000 Multi Rx Satellite Demodulator

The NS-HUB4000 houses four internal Rx cards, each with 8 satellite receivers, packing up to 32 high-efficiency receivers into a single 1U rack-mounted unit. The compact NovelSat NS-HUB44000 is the ideal choice for Point-to-Multipoint satellite network data applications in which a single NS-HUB4000 hub unit can receive data at an aggregate inbound rate of up to 2Gbps. Each of the 32 NS-HUB4000 carriers can simultaneously receive at up to 120Msps per carrier, saving rack space and reducing equipment and operating expenses.

The NS-HUB4000 supports automated hot-standby redundancy plans that eliminate any single point of failure without any external equipment. In addition to multiple receivers, the NS-HUB4000 is equipped with dual power units and dual external interfaces.

The cost-effective NS-HUB4000 includes built-in IP processing features to improve data transmission efficiency. NS‑HUB4000 interfaces include Ethernet 1G/10G, dual power supply ports, and M&C interfaces such as USB ports and an SD card slot for data import/export, software upgrade and many other uses.

The NS-HUB4000 is a member of the NovelSat Professional Satellite Demodulator family. It is a major element in the NovelSat line of Point-to-Multipoint network solutions. Combined with the NovelSat NS300X or NS3000 modem series, the NovelNet NMS (Network Management System), and NovelSat LIBRA (Dynamic Resource Allocation Solution), the NS-HUB4000 contributes to an optimized and highly efficient Point-to-Multipoint network.

According to Ronen Sadan, NovelSat AVP Marketing, “The one thing we hear most from our customers is, ‘How can we optimize satellite hub costs?’. “Between superior bandwidth efficiency and the many signal optimization features offered by NovelSat, and now up to 32 receivers in a single box, the NS‑HUB4000 is a perfect space saving, cost saving satellite transmission solution for enterprise satellite IP data service providers.”

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Gary Drutin Appointed New CEO of NovelSat

NovelSat founder and outgoing CEO Itzik Wulkan to retain position as President.

 Gary Drutin, CEO, NovelSat

Gary Drutin
CEO, NovelSat

Ra’anana, Israel, December 5, 2018 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today announced that Gary Drutin has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of NovelSat and as a member of the Board of Directors of the company. The Board has accepted the request by Itzik Wulkan to be released from his position as CEO, a role he has held since co-founding NovelSat 11 years ago. Mr. Wulkan will continue to serve the company as its President, focusing on strategic Business Development and as an observer of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Drutin joined NovelSat earlier this year as Chief Business Officer. He has served as CEO of FST Biometrics, Chief Customer Officer for Allot, and Bizdev Director for Broadcom’s Microwave business following the acquisition of Provigent, where he was SVP Worldwide Sales. Mr. Drutin also held GM, VP and other positions for AudioCodes, Cisco and Digital. Mr. Drutin was appointed to the top management position by the NovelSat Board of Directors with the full support of the company’s lead Investors.

David Rubner, Chairman of the NovelSat Board of Directors endorsed the move, saying, “Gary’s experience and talents are well suited for the challenges facing NovelSat. I am confident that, as CEO, he will be an asset in building the company’s future success.”

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VRT, Belgium National Broadcaster Implements NovelSat Satellite Broadcast Solutions

New Solution from NovelSat Helps Flemish Broadcaster Improve Spectral Efficiency and Enhanced Features

Ra’anana, Israel, September 13, 2018 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today announced that VRT (Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie), the Belgium  national public-service broadcaster for the Flemish Region and Community, has implemented NovelSat satellite broadcasting solutions including NovelSat modems and software.

VRT broadcast services include contribution, DTH channels, and radio, all via satellite and a fiber network, across Belgium and parts of The Netherlands and Luxembourg. They approached NovelSat with a request to replace their ground station links and contribution SNG transmission equipment. VRT had been transmitting using the outdated DVB-S2 satellite transmission standard with 20-35% RoF (Roll-off Factor). In addition to the efficiency issues, one of the primary catalysts for the request was the new regulation from the Belgium government requiring CID insertion in satellite signals as of 2018.

CID (Carrier ID) refers to a unique ID that is injected into video or data transmissions by a satellite modulator or modem so that an interfering carrier can be easily identified to enable quick resolution of interference situations.

The initial solution provided by NovelSat, together with VP Media Solutions, a major Belgium reseller of broadcast solutions and services, includes NS3000 Professional Satellite Modems, with configurations supporting Carrier in Carrier (Carrier Eco Cancellation) and Dual Channel (ASI+IP) capability, all with built-in TCP Acceleration. The NovelSat modem offers 5% RoF with the DVB-S2 and S2X standard, and as low as 2% RoF with the NovelSat NS4 satellite waveform. These and other features make the NovelSat NS3000 the most bandwidth-efficient modem in the satellite industry.

 

NovelSat NS3000 Professional High-Data Rate Satellite Modem

 

The primary features of the NovelSat satellite broadcast solution for VRT include:

Dual channel ASI+IP – Dual channel ASI+IP support enables simultaneous bi-directional transmission of video and IP data. With this capability, VRTs SNG trucks can more efficiently cover major live events more efficiently, at lower cost, and using less satellite bandwidth.

NovelSat DUET CeC – NovelSat DUET CEC (carrier-echo-cancellation) software-based Band Reuse Technology doubles the effective data rate over the same transponder segment by enabling simultaneous full duplex video, data, and voice communication using the same bandwidth for both uplink and downlink.

NovelSat NS4 – NovelSat solutions support all satellite transmission standards, including DVB-S/S2/S2X. In addition, NovelSat provides NS4, the world’s most bandwidth-efficient satellite transmission waveform, which supports 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 up to 32% vs. DVB-S2X.

Seamless Integration – While other vendors need to customize solutions to enable features such as Channel-in-Channel support and dual channel IP+ASI transmission to work together, all of the software-based efficiency-enhancing features of the NovelSat NS3000 modem work together seamlessly out of the box. The simplicity and feature set of the solution was a major reason that VRT choose the NovelSat solution.

“At NovelSat we strive not only to provide the most efficient satellite transmission products and solutions. We also take pleasure when our customers find it easy to get the features they want without a complicated integration process,” said Gary Drutin, NovelSat CBO. “The NovelSat broadcast solution for VRT meets the customer’s needs for greater efficiency, bi-directional video and data transmission, CID insertion and more. We look forward to providing additional capacity and capabilities to VRT in the future.“

“The new NovelSat modems have improved our contribution efficiency with Carrier-in-Carrier transmission, dual channel IP and ASI for video contribution feeds, and a return IP stream for data sharing with our SNGs,” said Tom Grenson, VRT System Engineer ICT Networking & Telecom. “This has provided benefits to our fleet for large scale events where bandwidth demand is high, and cellular coverage or WIFI are often not sufficient.“

“VP Media Solutions was happy to introduce this flexible NovelSat solution to VRT to meet their growing satellite requirements. We supported the project from POC through installation and the first successful implementation for a large-scale live international sporting event covered by VRT,” said Emmanuel Charlet, Partner, Head of Sales and Pre-sales, VP Media Solutions. “Improved spectral efficiency and better control of both the forward and return channels under the same frequency has proven to be highly economical for VRT in a variety of scenarios.”

Visitors at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, September 13-18 can learn more about the world’s most bandwidth-efficient satellite broadcast solutions in the NovelSat booth, A51 in Hall 5.

Enhancements To NovelSat NS4 Set the Satellite Transmission Efficiency Bar Even Higher

Independent Field Tests At Large UK Teleport Show Updated Version of NovelSat NS4 Increases Efficiency Advantage Over DVB-S2X By Up To 32%.

Ra’anana, Israel, September 12, 2018 – Recent independent testing, confirmed by NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, indicate that new enhancements to the NovelSat NS4 satellite transmission waveform have further increased its efficiency edge over the DVB-S2X standard. Head-to-head comparison tests performed by a large teleport in the UK show that NovelSat NS4 performs up to 32% more efficiently compared with DVB-S2X. That translates into more data and video transfer per MHz of bandwidth for satellite communications providers, especially in saturated environments.

Live field tests were performed over a 36MHz transponder on both linear (non-saturated) and non-linear (saturated) links. While NovelSat NS4 showed a 22% boost in efficiency, compared with DB-S2X, over linear links, the results over non-linear links far outstripped previous results, at up to 32% better than DVB-S2X. The enhancements that NovelSat has made to its NovelSat NS4 waveform set the stage for the company to break the satellite transmission bandwidth efficiency record that it had set with the previous version of NovelSat NS4 (which performed up to 22% better than DVB-S2X).

The field tests also included linear bi-directional links supported by NovelSat DUET CeC (carrier-echo-cancellation) software-based Band Reuse Technology. NovelSat DUET CeC doubles the effective data rate over the same transponder segment by enabling simultaneous full duplex video, data, and voice communication using the same bandwidth for both uplink and downlink. The results of these bi-directional tests rendered an impressive 37% advantage over DVB-S2X on the same links.

The NovelSat NS4 satellite transmission waveform can be implemented on any NovelSat satellite modem, modulator or demodulator – which also support DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-S2X and DVB-CID standards. Existing NovelSat customers can benefit from the new NovelSat NS4 enhancements through easy OTA (Over-the-Air) software upgrades.

“Our engineers are on a constant quest to break the satellite transmission efficiency records that we have consistently set over the last 7 years,” said Itzik Wulkan, NovelSat CEO. “Our broadcast and data transmission customers are constantly increasing the load on their satellite links. With these new enhancements to NovelSat NS4, they will transmit even more data and video without increasing their budget of expensive satellite bandwidth.”

NovelSat will showcase its enhanced NovelSat NS4 solutions at the IBC 2018 show at the Amsterdam RAI, September 12-18, 2018 in booth A51 in Hall 5.

NovelSat Announces Official Launch of PCIe-based Satellite Broadcast Cards for OEM Integration

The New NS10C and NS20C from NovelSat Are the Only Satellite Modulator and Demodulator Cards That Support DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-S2X and NovelSat NS4.

Ra’anana, Israel, September 5, 2018 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today announced global availability of the new PCIe-based NovelSat NS10C Satellite Modulator Card and NS20C Satellite Demodulator Card. The new cards from NovelSat are designed for plug and play 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 space-side and terrestrial OEM satellite broadcast applications including mobile flyaways and SNGs. They are the only satellite transmission cards that 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 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 NovelSat NS4) used by various 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 32% 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.

“The broadcast industry transition to IP is gaining momentum. With the new NovelSat PCIe-based satellite transmission cards, we can meet its changing demands, plus give broadcasters a product with the flexibility to seamlessly support all satellite broadcast standards,” said Itzik Wulkan, NovelSat CEO. “Our new cards are already integrated into a number of solutions from selected partners, with successful reports from the field.”

Visitors at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, September 13-18 will be able to see the new NS10C and NS20C satellite modulator and demodulator cards in the NovelSat booth, A51 in Hall 5.

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MEASAT to Display Next Generation Compression for UHD Channels Distribution

Collaboration with NovelSat and V-Nova provides up to 3x bandwidth savings

Kuala Lumpur, 25 June 2018 – MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) announced today a showcase in collaboration with NovelSat and V-Nova to demonstrate cutting-edge compression for Ultra High Definition (UHD) primary distribution over satellite. The new technology provides up to three (3) times bandwidth savings and will be demonstrated live at MEASAT’s booth in CommunicAsia 2018 from 26 – 28 June.

MEASAT has also partnered with some of Asia’s leading UHD content creators for this must-see showcase. Fashion One 4K, Fun Box UHD, Insight UHD, Love Nature 4K and TravelXP 4K will display their UHD content on a stunning 86 inch 4K UHD TV sponsored by LG.
The content will be encoded using V-Nova’s PERSEUS Plus codec at 50 fps, 4:2:0 8- bit colour depth and broadcast with DVB-S2 at 8 Mbps. The NovelSat NS4 based solution can deliver more information bit rates per MHz and raises the total transmission capacity. The feed will then be delivered via MEASAT-3 satellite at the 91.5°E orbital slot to CommunicAsia. This solution makes distribution of UHD channels more cost effective without compromising video quality.

“One reason MEASAT is Asia’s preferred UHD partner is because of our commitment and belief in working with leading technology partners to provide innovative solutions to the market,” said Raj Malik, Senior Vice President – Sales. “With NovelSat and V-Nova, MEASAT continues to be on the cutting edge of broadcast technology and provide significant cost savings for UHD distribution across the Asia Pacific.”

“Driven by more channels and more high resolution content, MEASAT is constantly on the lookout for solutions that help them manage increasing demand for satellite capacity,” said Ronen Sadan, AVP Marketing, NovelSat. “NovelSat NS4 offers the world’s most efficient satellite transmission technology, which makes it easier for MEASAT to expand their offering using much less bandwidth compared with other solutions.”

“We are delighted to partner with MEASAT and NovelSat to deliver this monumental step forward in UHD primary distribution,” commented Guido Meardi, Founder and CEO of V-Nova. “Delivering live UHD at the quality consumers demand at just 8 Mbps is simply impossible with any other video codec and is another great showcase of how PERSEUS Plus can transform the economics of video delivery throughout the industry.”

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About Novelsat
NovelSat is a technology company dedicated to providing next-generation modulation solutions for satellite communications. NovelSat offers superior spectral efficiency with its NovelSat NS4™ satellite transmission software package, which is available in all NovelSat satellite modems, modulators and demodulators. All NovelSat equipment also supports DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-S2X transmission standards. In addition to unmatched spectral efficiency, NovelSat offers a broad range of satellite communications solutions including NovelNet – a full-featured NMS for satellite/terrestrial networks, ProtCASTER – a DRM solution for satellite broadcast based on virtually unbreakable 256-bit encryption, unmatched resilience algorithms that mitigate the effects of various types interference and PCIe-based mod/demod cards for OEM applications. NovelSat solutions deliver the satellite industry’s most compelling ROI and the most scalable transmission solutions from 64Kbps to 850Mbps on a single modem. Learn more at www.novelsat.com

Contact: Ronen Sadan / +972 77-8994269 / ronen.s@novelsat.com

About V-Nova
V-Nova Ltd. is a London-headquartered technology company providing next-generation compression solutions that address the ever-growing media processing and delivery challenges. V-Nova provides solutions spanning the entire media delivery chain, including content production, contribution, storage and distribution to end users. V-Nova’s award-winning PERSEUS™ is the only cross-media codec format and delivers on the promises of next-generation image and video compression, today. Using PERSEUS technology, media and entertainment companies can now monetise unmet consumer demand for higher definition video everywhere, on existing devices and infrastructure, by a simple software upgrade.

The PERSEUS technology works in 2 ways: PERSEUS Pro is an Intra codec for mathematically lossless and visually lossless professional production, contribution and imaging workflows. PERSEUS Plus is a temporal codec designed to enhance a base codec such as H.264 or HEVC, adding additional layers of detail and upscaling for unbeatable distribution efficiency to consumers. For more information please visit www.v-nova.com

Contact: Becky Taylor / becky@pagemelia.com

About MEASAT
MEASAT is a premium supplier of communication and video services to leading broadcasters, Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms and telecom operators. With capacity across six (6) communication satellites, MEASAT provides services to over 150 countries representing 80% of the world’s population across Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Australia.
Working with a select group of world-class partners, MEASAT also provides a complete range of broadcast and telecommunications solutions. Services include UHD, HD and SD video play-out, video turnaround, co-location, uplinking, broadband and IP connectivity services. For more information, please visit www.measat.com.

Contact: Ilham Bakti Adnan / +60 (3) 8213 2154 / ilham@measat.com

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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About ATEME (PARIS: ATEME)

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