Globecast Chooses NovelSat NS3 for International Satellite Video Distribution of High-Profile Events

NovelSat spectral efficiency software to be used for satellite transmission of major news and sporting events covered by Globecast

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Raanana, Israel, October 20, 2015 – Following the successful satellite distribution of a string of high-profile news and sporting events using NovelSat NS3, Globecast has decided to use NovelSat spectral efficiency software for global satellite video distribution of some of the major events that it covers. Globecast has built a reputation for quality of service and has a global presence. They distribute SD, HD and 4K video from the most watched live news and sporting events and will now be adding NovelSat satellite transmission solutions to its existing capabilities.

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Globecast is the leading global provider of media management, distribution, monetisation and contribution solutions for broadcasters. Using NovelSat NS3-based NS1000 and NS2000 Satellite Modulators and Demodulators, Globecast can consistently deliver more video services using less satellite bandwidth, creating greater efficiency.

NovelSat NS3 technology has been proven to utilize satellite spectrum far more efficiently than DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards. NovelSat NS3 increases data rates by more than 30% compared with many existing modulators, demodulators and modems. The advantage of this next generation technology goes far beyond capacity savings. In extreme conditions, NovelSat NS3 boosts network reliability and availability more effectively and efficiently handles channel impairments including phase noise, non-linearity, jamming and interference.

“As a key partner for our broadcast customers, we’ve built a reputation for delivering a high quality service, which allows broadcasters to ensure the best possible viewer experience,” said Liz McParland, Contribution Sales Manager of Globecast. “Using NovelSat NS3 technology for our high-profile broadcasts, Globecast can deliver consistently high quality content from start to finish with limited satellite bandwidth.”

As display quality continues to improve, with growing demand for 4K and UHDTV, viewers of premiere sporting events are increasingly expecting exponentially higher definition content. This new demand could quadruple current bandwidth requirements, further increasing the necessity of technologies such as NovelSat NS3 to help control costs by optimizing the efficiency of costly satellite bandwidth.

“Globecast has been particularly successful in showcasing how NovelSat NS3 can help to streamline broadcast distribution operation,” said Dan Peleg, CTO of NovelSat. “Our NovelSat NS3 technology raises the standard of spectral efficiency and performance in the satellite broadcast industry, putting our customers at the forefront of broadcast technology and viewer satisfaction.”

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About Globecast

Globecast increases broadcaster’s profitability by providing highly efficient media management, distribution, monetisation and contribution solutions. We enable our customers to reach any audience on any platform globally, including OTT, satellite and cable, while only delivering content to Globecast once. Globecast provides a seamless global service with expertise and operational facilities on the ground in London, Paris, Singapore, Los Angeles, Rome, and Johannesburg, with Media Centers – featuring full media management and playout services – in London, Singapore and Los Angeles. Our global approach allows customers to contract once for a turnkey end to end global solution tailored to support their business objectives.  www.globecast.com

 

NovelSat Adds TSoIP Support to its Full Line of Satellite Transmission Products

NovelSat now combines the world’s most spectrum-efficient satellite transmission with TSoIP support for the broadcast industry

Ra’anana, Israel, June 30, 2015 – As broadcast industry demand for IP-based satellite transmission continues to grow, NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, has announced immediate availability of Transport Stream over IP (TSoIP) support in their entire line of satellite transmission products.

In satellite transmission, TSoIP makes is possible to send and receive compressed high definition video transport streams over long distances on any IP network. When the TSoIP option is installed, NovelSat satellite transmission equipment – including satellite modulators, demodulators and a line of modems – can perform UDP and RTP encapsulation/de-encapsulation, remove or reduce IP jitter and implement forward error correction (FEC) according to the SMPTE 2022 standard.

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NovelSat NS3000 Satellite Modem, NS2000 Satellite Demodulator & NS1000 Satellite Modulator

“NovelSat equipment is designed for optimal interconnectivity and forward compatibility with existing and future standards and protocols,” explained Dan Peleg, NovelSat CTO. “Together with standard ASI video transmission and IP support, NovelSat has now expanded its compatibility with support for all IRDs and encoders that use TSoIP.”

NovelSat satellite modems, modulators and demodulators can now run in Dual Channel mode with ASI and TSoIP inputs/outputs operating in parallel. TSoIP transmission on NovelSat devices operates at bitrates up to 216Mbps.

TSoIP is a standard option on all new NovelSat equipment, which will soon (Q3 2015) also include the world’s most spectrum-efficient satellite transmission waveform – NovelSat NS4 – which boosts capacity by up to 25% compared with DVB-S2X. NovelSat is encouraging its existing customers to contact their NovelSat support office for information on TSoIP option upgrades.

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About NovelSat

NovelSat is a technology company dedicated to providing the next-generation modulation standard for satellite communications. NovelSat supports DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards and also offers the superior spectral efficiency of its NovelSat NS3™ high-end efficiency satellite transmission software package which is available in all NovelSat satellite modulators, demodulators and modems. NovelSat technologies deliver the fastest data rates, the satellite industry’s most compelling ROI and the most scalable transmission solutions from 64Kbps to 850Mbps on a single modem.

NovelSat technology is built around NovelSat SMOS (Satellite Modem Operating System), a unified satellite communications platform that ensures optimal interoperability, throughput and scalability of capacity, software-defined high-end features and waveforms. Learn more at www.novelsat.com

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Seth Greenberg
Fresh Pie Marketing
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NovelSat Donates Satellite Communication Equipment to Aid in Nepal Earthquake Relief

NovelSat lends NS3000 Professional Satellite Modems to Asian communications integrator deployed in Nepal to facilitate satellite communications in the wake of the devastating Nepal earthquake.

Raanana, Israel, May 5, 2015 In response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th, NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, has joined in the relief effort. NovelSat donated a number of NovelSat NS3000 Professional Satellite Modems to an Asian-based satellite teleport and solutions integrator who is providing communications infrastructure at the scene of the quake relief effort.

NovelSat NS300 Satellite Modem

NovelSat NS3000 Professional High-Data Rate Satellite Modem

NovelSat delivered the satellite modems to their Asian partner with all efficiency and resiliency features enabled to ensure mission critical voice and data communication under difficult circumstances. They were deployed as part of mobile communications centers at the quake scene to help replace destroyed and damaged terrestrial communications infrastructure and to aid in the immediate task of coordination of the rescue and aid effort.

“The devastation in Nepal is heartbreaking,” said NovelSat CEO Itzik Wulkan. “We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to donate needed tools like NS3000 satellite modems that are helping save lives by improving communication at the scene of the quake.”

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About NovelSat

NovelSat is a technology company dedicated to providing the next-generation modulation standard for satellite communications. NovelSat supports DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards and also offers the superior spectral efficiency of its NovelSat NS3™ high-end efficiency satellite transmission software package which is available in all NovelSat satellite modulators, demodulators and modems. NovelSat technologies deliver the fastest data rates, the satellite industry’s most compelling ROI and the most scalable transmission solutions from 64Kbps to 850Mbps on a single modem.

NovelSat technology is built around NovelSat SMOS (Satellite Modem Operating System), a unified satellite communications platform that ensures optimal interoperability, throughput and scalability of capacity, software-defined high-end features and waveforms. Learn more at www.novelsat.com

 

NovelSat to Showcase New Satellite Service Automation and Bandwidth Optimization Network Orchestrator

NovelSat Satellite Network Orchestrator automates network workflows for satellite services SLA assurance and BoD (Bandwidth-On-Demand) applications.

Raanana, Israel, April 9, 2015 NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, will showcase the new NovelSat Satellite Network Orchestrator (SNO) at the NAB 2015 Show in Las Vegas. At the show, NovelSat will focus on contention based bandwidth saving and fully automated SNG deployment.

NovelSat SNO, a major enhancement to the NovelSat offering, is a scalable platform that can be used to dynamically provision, manage and maintain services in satellite and mixed satellite-terrestrial communication networks. NovelSat SNO simultaneously optimizes bandwidth, enables fast and simple network segment and element reconfiguration, provides link assurance and essential NMS functionality for a wide range of satellite services.

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NovelSat Satellite Network Orchestrator (SNO) Dashboard

NovelSat Satellite Network Orchestrator provides basic network management functions such as technology agnostic resource allocation, network/element monitoring, configuration and reporting. Furthermore, its intelligent network optimization functionality enables:

  • Satellite 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

These and other features make NovelSat SNO a smart choice for applications including terrestrial link restoration, cellular backhaul and on-demand occasional satellite users such as DSNGs, flyaways and disaster recovery/first responders. Satellite service providers can benefit from the features of NovelSat SNO in a number of applications, including:

Dynamic Terrestrial Link Restoration – When NovelSat SNO is used to monitor and manage a mixed terrestrial and satellite network, an alert can instruct the system to dynamically allocate satellite bandwidth to backup terrestrial links that fail for whatever reason, be it power failure, equipment breakdown or cable cuts. The restoration bandwidth is managed as part of a pool for backup protection links.

Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) – Designed for occasional satellite users and other contention based fully automated remote satellite service applications, where satellite bandwidth is allocated in real-time. NovelSat SNO can receive a request from a remote unit and automatically allocate available bandwidth that is returned to the bandwidth pool once the transmission requirement has ended.

Bandwidth Optimization and Prioritization – Rather than allocating precious satellite bandwidth for full-time access, the platform can dynamically allocate satellite bandwidth to specific applications and customers so that service providers can meet their SLA requirements with the lowest possible bandwidth costs.

“NovelSat offers the most dynamic bandwidth-efficient satellite communication services available,” according to Oscar Glottmann, CMO for NovelSat. “The new NovelSat Satellite Network Orchestrator enhances this already impressive offering by helping satellite service providers to comply with customer SLAs, and to deliver bandwidth and resource optimization while saving money.”

More information about NovelSat SNO and scheduling a meeting with NovelSat management at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 13-16 can be found on the NovelSat website.

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About NovelSat

NovelSat is a technology company dedicated to providing the next-generation modulation standard for satellite communications. NovelSat supports DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards and also offers the superior spectral efficiency of its NovelSat NS3™ high-end efficiency satellite transmission software package which is available in all NovelSat satellite modulators, demodulators and modems. NovelSat technologies deliver the fastest data rates, the satellite industry’s most compelling ROI and the most scalable transmission solutions from 64Kbps to 850Mbps on a single modem.

NovelSat technology is built around NovelSat SMOS (Satellite Modem Operating System), a unified satellite communications platform that ensures optimal interoperability, throughput and scalability of capacity, software-defined high-end features and waveforms. Learn more at www.novelsat.com

NovelSat Offers DTH Satellite Providers a New Solution for More Channels Without additional DVB S Bandwidth

NovelSat will demonstrate DVB-S satellite modulation with 5% Roll-off at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas – A new twist on old technology to save DTH providers money while they offer customers more content.

Ra’anana, Israel, April 7, 2015 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, will be at theNAB show In Las Vegas to demonstrate satellite modulation technology that enables 5% Roll-off Factor with DVB-S waveforms. This new twist on an old technology can be a big advantage to DTH (Direct to Home) satellite service providers who can achieve up to 28% higher spectral efficiency with their existing satellite bandwidth and Customer Premises Equipment (CPE).

When a satellite signal is filtered, or masked, the ‘edges’ of the signal drop off and are not used for transmission. This drop off is known as Roll-off Factor (ROF). A lower ROF means that more of the signal can be used for transmission.

The DVB-S standard, still common in DTH set top boxes in customer premises, specifies ROF at 35%. By dropping the ROF down to 5%, NovelSat can give DTH providers the capacity to deliver more content channels or increase their HD content offering without increasing their satellite bandwidth budget. This can be an important customer retention advantage that does not increase the provider’s operating expenses.

An increase in delivery capacity would normally require replacing or upgrading the tens or hundreds of thousands of Set Top Boxes that the provider operates. With the NovelSat DVB-S 5% ROF solution, using the NovelSat NS1000 Satellite Modulator, most existing CPEs running DVB-S can still be used to receive the expanded content package. This presents the potential for substantial savings on the cost of new equipment, support and marketing affiliated with end user upgrades.

NovelSat NS1000 Satellite Modulator

NovelSat NS1000 Professional Satellite Modulator

In addition to the new DVB-S solution, NovelSat offers 5% ROF and other spectral efficiency features for a wide range of waveforms including DVB-S2, NovelSat NS3 and the recently demonstrated NovelSat NS4waveform (available Q3 2015) which currently tests at up to 25% more efficient than DVB-S2X.

“The massive undertaking and cost of replacing CPEs can discourage DTH providers from upgrading satellite capacity that they could use to offer their customers expanded HD content,” said Dan Peleg, NovelSat VP R&D. “The combination of a low cost 28% capacity bump and no interruption to the customer experience makes the NovelSat DVB-S 5% ROF solution very attractive to DTH satellite service providers.”

The NovelSat DVB-S 5% ROF solution is already available now with the NovelSat NS1000 Satellite Modulator. NovelSat will be demonstrating this new technology as well as the new NovelSat NS4 waveform by appointment at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 13-16.

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About NovelSat

NovelSat is a technology company dedicated to providing the next-generation modulation standard for satellite communications. NovelSat supports DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards and also offers the superior spectral efficiency of its NovelSat NS3™ high-end efficiency satellite transmission software package which is available in all NovelSat satellite modulators, demodulators and modems. NovelSat technologies deliver the fastest data rates, the satellite industry’s most compelling ROI and the most scalable transmission solutions from 64Kbps to 850Mbps on a single modem.

NovelSat technology is built around NovelSat SMOS (Satellite Modem Operating System), a unified satellite communications platform that ensures optimal interoperability, throughput and scalability of capacity, software-defined high-end features and waveforms. Learn more at www.novelsat.com

Media Contacts

NovelSat

Seth Greenberg
Fresh Pie Marketing
Tel: +972 (0)54 922 2294
Email: Seth@FreshPieMarketing.com

NovelSat Releases Major Satellite Communications Software Version with Improved Ka Band Support

NovelSat SMOS (Satellite Modem Operating System) platform enhances Ka-band support with cutting edge ACM and AUPC algorithms. Additional features include DVB-S with 5% ROF, multipoint band reuse and advanced QoS.

Ra’anana, Israel, March 9, 2015 NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, has announced the availability of a new version of its SMOS (Satellite Modem Operating System) platform, offering Ka-band support, weather proofing enhancements and features upgrade.

Ka band popularity has intensified for satellite operators due to its increased capacity availability. The high bandwidth availability in the Ka spectrum and frequency re-use capabilities across multiple beams enable the delivery of more capacity at faster speeds to smaller dishes. This opens the door to upgraded services at lower cost for additional users.

However, at higher frequencies, such as Ka band, transmission is more sensitive to weather fluctuations, potentially degrading signal efficiency. This challenge is mitigated with the new version of NovelSat SMOS, including the industry’s fastest ACM and advanced AUPC TX power control, both synchronized for maximal link throughput and availability.

NovelSat SMOS is a unified satellite communications platform that ensures optimal interoperability, throughput, scalability and software-defined features and waveforms. The NovelSat SMOS platform ensures that upgrades can be implemented as software updates over the air (OTA) and without adding hardware. The new version of NovelSat SMOS is available for NovelSat NS3000 and NS300 satellite modems.

NovelSat NS3000 Professional High-Data Rate Satellite Modem

NovelSat NS300 Satellite Modem

NovelSat NS300 Professional Satellite Modem

The new version of NovelSat SMOS includes features such as:

Enhanced ACM: Upgraded ACM (Adaptive Coding & Modulation) for minimal link margin, maximum throughput and link availability in fast attenuating channels (i.e., Ka band), making NovelSat ACM the fastest available.

Advanced AUPC (Automatic Uplink Power Control): Increased dynamic range of AUPC TX power (-4 to +15dB), fully synchronized with ACM for maximum link throughput and availability.

Point-to-Multipoint Band Reuse: NovelSat DUET CeC (Carrier Echo Cancelation) is now the first embedded satellite band reuse technology available in point-to-multipoint configurations. Up to 32 inbound channels using the same bandwidth as the outbound channel. This translates into huge bandwidth savings for bi-directional point-to-multipoint satellite networks. Ideal for wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) where outbound traffic is much higher than inbound.

DVB-S with 5% ROF (Roll-Off Factor): Fully compatible with legacy equipment using the DVB-S modulation standard, providing up to 28% higher spectral efficiency without replacing equipment.

Advanced QoS: Enhanced automated and user-managed Quality of Service features for IP routing and VLAN applications.

These and other features are available now in new NovelSat satellite modems and as software updates for existing installations.

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About NovelSat

NovelSat is a technology company dedicated to providing the next-generation modulation standard for satellite communications. NovelSat supports DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards and also offers the superior spectral efficiency of its NovelSat NS3™ high-end efficiency satellite transmission software package which is available in all NovelSat satellite modulators, demodulators and modems. NovelSat technologies deliver the fastest data rates, the satellite industry’s most compelling ROI and the most scalable transmission solutions from 64Kbps to 850Mbps on a single modem.

NovelSat technology is built around NovelSat SMOS (Satellite Modem Operating System), a unified satellite communications platform that ensures optimal interoperability, throughput and scalability of capacity, software-defined high-end features and waveforms. Learn more at www.novelsat.com

NovelSat to Demo NovelSat NS4 – Up to 45% Higher Efficiency vs DVB-S2 Without Additional Hardware

Ra’anana, Israel, March 2, 2015 Today, leading satellite transmission technology provider NovelSat announced that they will start demonstrating NovelSat NS4, the next generation successor to the industry’s spectral efficiency waveform leader, NovelSat NS3.

NovelSat has invited satellite industry leaders to witness demonstrations of NovelSat NS4, promising up to 45% higher spectral efficiency compared with DVB-S2, the industry leading satellite transmission standard. What’s more, as opposed to some extensions to the standard, such as DVB-S2X, NovelSat can deliver the efficiency of NovelSat NS4 without deploying any new hardware.

The new NovelSat NS4 waveform, like all NovelSat features and options, is a software upgradable option that will be able to be implemented over the air (OTA) on all NovelSat satellite devices.

“NovelSat NS4 Is the culmination of efforts on the part of some of the most talented engineers I have ever had the privilege of working with,” said Itzik Wulkan, NovelSat CEO. “As testing and fine tuning move forward, we expect even better efficiency from NovelSat NS4 when we release it later this year.”

In 2011, when NovelSat announced that NovelSat NS3 would provide 25% higher spectral efficiency compared with DVB-S2, industry experts and competitors doubted that it was possible. With NovelSat NS4, NovelSat again surpasses all industry efficiency expectations with a 45% hardware-free efficiency boost.

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NovelSat NS4 vs. DVB-S2 Efficiency

NovelSat has invited broadcasters, satellite communications providers, users and integrators to schedule demonstrations of NovelSat NS4 at the Satellite 2015 Show, March 16-19 in Washington DC and at the NAB Show, April 13-16 in Las Vegas.

NovelSat NS300 Satellite Modem

NovelSat NS3000 Professional High-Data Rate Satellite Modem

NovelSat plans to release NovelSat NS4 for commercial use during the third quarter of 2015. NovelSat NS4 will be available as a software upgrade option with all NovelSat modems, modulators and demodulators.

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About NovelSat

NovelSat is a technology company dedicated to providing the next-generation modulation standard for satellite communications. NovelSat supports DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards and also offers the superior spectral efficiency of its NovelSat NS3™ high-end efficiency satellite transmission software package which is available in all NovelSat satellite modulators, demodulators and modems. NovelSat technologies deliver the fastest data rates, the satellite industry’s most compelling ROI and the most scalable transmission solutions from 64Kbps to 850Mbps on a single modem.

NovelSat technology is built around NovelSat SMOS (Satellite Modem Operating System), a unified satellite communications platform that ensures optimal interoperability, throughput and scalability of capacity, software-defined high-end features and waveforms. Learn more at www.novelsat.com

Media Contacts

NovelSat

Seth Greenberg

Fresh Pie Marketing

Tel: +972 (0)54 922 2294

Email: Seth@FreshPieMarketing.com

SatLink Communications Acquires NovelSat Satellite Modems for Maritime Services

Ra’anana, Israel, February 23, 2015NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, has announced that satellite services provider SatLink Communications has acquired a sizable quantity of NovelSat NS300 satellite modems to enhance the satellite communications solution offering for their maritime customers. SatLink Communications, a global teleport, content management and HD Playout services provider, offers their maritime customers triple play solutions, broadcast and VNO services.

NovelSat, a long-time SatLink partner, has delivered their NovelSat NS300 Professional Satellite Modems to replace existing KU band-based systems and for implementations with new customers. The NS300 Modem is the industry’s most flexible, scalable satellite modem, offering a wide range of modulation options and superior link reliability, which make it a good match for any communication application or budget.

Maritime installations are constrained in a number of ways that affect satellite communications. Constant motion and smaller mobile antennas can limit available throughput. Their mobile energy sources require superior energy efficiency. Plus, fluctuating weather conditions can impede signal quality, leading to poor spectral efficiency, reduced throughput and higher bandwidth costs.

The NovelSat NS300 Modem can deliver superior reception quality and higher throughput at significantly lower SNR than similar modems, which makes it possible to use smaller, lighter, lower gain antennas and to increase the satellite coverage footprint, even when reception is impeded by 2 to 5dB more than other systems.

The SatLink solution takes advantage of NovelSat DUET CeC (Channel Echo Cancellation), the industry’s only software based band reuse technology. This technology effectively doubles channel capacity in bi-directional satellite links with no need for additional hardware. The NovelSat NS300 also overcomes the challenge of weather fluctuations through the implementation of smart ACM (Automatic Coding and Modulation) which automatically adjusts fade margin to ensure that bandwidth usage is optimized without sacrificing link quality during bad weather.

 NovelSat NS300 Satellite Modem

NovelSat NS300 Professional Satellite Modem

David Hochner, CEO of SatLink, Communications commented, “SatLink is always on the lookout for the most advanced technology to offer our customers a creative, high end, flexible and efficient solutions. NovelSat modems are a part of that vision.”

NovelSat NS300 Professional Satellite Modems are compatible with all satellite industry standards including DVB-S and DVB-S2 and offer NovelSat NS3. NovelSat NS3 is an optional software package that typically delivers more than 30% improvement in spectral efficiency compared with DVB-S2.

“Mobility, weather fluctuations and power limitations make maritime satellite communications particularly challenging,” said Dan Peleg, NovelSat VP R&D. “By selecting the NovelSat NS300 Satellite Modem, SatLink will easily overcome these challenges to offer their maritime customers the most secure, reliable and efficient communications available.”

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About NovelSat

NovelSat is a technology company dedicated to providing the next-generation modulation standard for satellite communications. NovelSat supports DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards and also offers the superior spectral efficiency of its NovelSat NS3™ high-end efficiency satellite transmission software package which is available in all NovelSat satellite modulators, demodulators and modems. NovelSat technologies deliver the fastest data rates, the satellite industry’s most compelling ROI and the most scalable transmission solutions from 64Kbps to 850Mbps on a single modem.

NovelSat technology is built around NovelSat SMOS (Satellite Modem Operating System), a unified satellite communications platform that ensures optimal interoperability, throughput and scalability of capacity, software-defined high-end features and waveforms. Learn more at www.novelsat.com

About SatLink Communications

SatLink is a leading independent teleport and key player in the satellite transmission and content management arena, offering innovative, cutting-edge satellite delivery, content management services and OTT solutions. Satlink’s expertise enables you to maximize your global reach, and deliver-high quality, reliable broadcasting on any screen or device. For more information, please visit: www.Satlink.tv

Media Contacts

NovelSat

Seth Greenberg

Fresh Pie Marketing

Tel: +972 (0)54 922 2294

Email: Seth@FreshPieMarketing.com