NovelSat FreeBand Nominated for CSI Award

Chosen as one of 2014’s best satellite contribution, distribution or transmission solutions

Raanana, Israel, August 12, 2014NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today announced that its new NovelSat FreeBand solution has been selected as a finalist for a 2014 CSI Award. NovelSat FreeBand is competing in the ‘Best satellite contribution/distribution/transmission solution’ category. Winners will be announced at a September 12th ceremony hosted by BBC World News presenter, Babita Sharma during IBC 2014 in Amsterdam.

Established in 2003 the CSI Awards are among the most prestigious and competitive technology awards in the industry, designed to recognize and reward innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, broadband/OTT video, mobile TV and associated sectors.

The awards are open to any company or organization supplying relevant products, software or services and embrace the entire ecosystem, from production and playout through to transmission and in-home distribution and end-user devices.

NovelSat FreeBand

With NovelSat FreeBand, broadcasters no longer have to pay for satellite bandwidth every time they deploy a remote contribution unit within the footprint of their satellite distribution network. This translates into huge savings in operational costs. NovelSat FreeBand lets broadcasters reuse the existing satellite bandwidth in their distribution network, to get a free return transmission channel for video and data from their remote news gathering units (DSNGs). As satellite bandwidth becomes scarcer and more expensive, this solution becomes very attractive to broadcasters who also deploy remote contribution units.

 NovelSat FreeBand

NovelSat FreeBand is powered by NovelSat DUET CeC (channel-echo-cancellation) band-reuse technology running on the NovelSat NS3000 Professional High-Data Rate Satellite Modem at the distribution hub. A single NS3000 modem can transmit from 100Kbps up to 425Mbps in each direction (850Mbps in full duplexed transmission). The NS3000 Modem receiver channel is highly sensitive, utilizing the size differences between the hub antenna and the news gathering units’ remote antennas. This enables the NS3000 modem at the hub to clearly receive transmissions of contribution video and data below the noise floor of the distribution hub, without interfering with outbound satellite transmission or being detected by other stations.

NovelSat NS3000 Satellite Modem

NovelSat NS3000 Professional High-Data Rate Satellite Modem

NovelSat FreeBand works with satellite industry standards including DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-S2 with 5% ROF and with NovelSat NS3 transmission technology for a boost in spectral efficiency of typically 40% to 60%.

NovelSat first announced the NovelSat FreeBand solution in March 2014. It is currently in field trials with a number of large global broadcasters.


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™ satellite transmission technology 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 100Kbps to 850Mbps on a single modem. 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 at

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