Newtec Unveils MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway at NAB Show

(PresseBox) ( Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, )
Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, has today unveiled its latest multi-carrier satellite gateway.

The Newtec MCX7000 - which will be displayed for the first time at the Las Vegas NAB Show this month - offers a multitude of benefits, including increased bandwidth efficiency of up to 51% for distribution to TV and radio towers and head-ends, increased service availability as well as OPEX and CAPEX savings.

Compatible with the Newtec Dialog® multiservice broadcast platform, the Newtec MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway also features multistream, Newtec's efficiency-boosting Clean Channel Technology® and Equalink® 3, a new linear and non-linear pre-distortion technology designed to compensate for the effects of distortions caused by the satellite's filters and amplifiers. The additional throughput this provides equates to up to 15 percent more TV channels in a DTH carrier.

Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec, said: "The Newtec MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway represents another milestone in the extension of our modem capabilities beyond single carrier support. The easily upgradeable nature of this DVB-S2X platform means we can guarantee increased functionality and higher density. This makes the MCX7000 future-proof and the preferred solution for the reception of channel-bonded UHDTV programming on towers and cable head-ends in the future."

Both the Newtec MCX7000 and Equalink 3 will be officially launched at this year's NAB Show, in Las Vegas, which takes place from Saturday, April 11 to Thursday, April 16, with the exhibition beginning on Monday, April 13.

In addition to Equalink 3, Newtec representatives will be able to demonstrate other innovative broadcast solutions, all compatible with Newtec's multiservice broadcast platform Newtec Dialog.

"For broadcasters looking to save on OPEX and CAPEX, Equalink 3 is a must-have technology," said Hans Massart, Market Director Broadcast at Newtec. "Live satellite tests have proven Equalink 3's ability to improve the link margin, which can be used either to improve coverage, service availability or to increase the symbol rate, which results in up to 15 percent more TV channels in a DTH carrier."

For more information see www.newtec.eu or schedule a meeting at Newtec's NAB booth SU2424 via www.newtec.eu/event/nab.

About the Newtec MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway

The Newtec MCX7000 is a new dense DVB-S2X multi-carrier satellite gateway for efficient distribution to towers and head-ends, resulting in OPEX and CAPEX savings. It brings increased bandwidth efficiency of up to 51% and features multistream, as well as Newtec's Clean Channel Technology® and its linear and non-linear pre-distortion technology Equalink® 3. The Newtec MCX7000 is compatible with the Newtec Dialog® multiservice broadcast platform.

About Equalink® 3: ADD 15% MORE CHANNELS IN A DTH CARRIER

Equalink® 3 is Newtec's linear and non-linear pre-distortion technology. The newest version, available on Newtec's broadcast modulator/modem MDM6100 R2.6 and MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway, provides breakthrough performance gains on DTH satellite links. Operators can increase the link margin of all set-top boxes in the field by simply enabling Equalink 3 at the modulator side. Live satellite tests have demonstrated 0.4 dB gain for QPSK 5/6 (10% throughput gain) and more than 0.6 dB gain for 8PSK 5/6 (15% throughput gain). This extra link margin can be used to improve the coverage/availability or it can be used to increase the symbol rate in combination with a lower roll-off factor. In this way, it inserts up to 15% more TV channels in a DTH carrier.
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