NovelSat has released their new PCIe-based NovelSat NS10C Satellite Modulator Card and NS20C Satellite Demodulator Card — the company will be showing the NS10C and NS20C satellite modulator and demodulator cards for the first time at IBC2017 at the RAI in Amsterdam, September 15 to 19 in Hall 3, booth A27.
Designed to meet the demands of any broadcast application, the new cards from NovelSat 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 NS10C and NS20C PCIe OEM cards are designed for easy 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 terrestrial and space-side OEM satellite broadcast applications, including mobile flyaways and SNGs.
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 NS4) used by varied 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 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.
Itzik Wulkan, the NovelSat CEO, revealed that the firm's new PCIe-based satellite modulator and demodulator cards give NovelSat and other satellite broadcast solution providers extensive flexibility to develop new multi-function platforms that take advantage of NovelSat’s unmatched bandwidth efficiency. In fact, the company is already creating in-house products and have already started working industry partners to develop new high-performance broadcast applications with multiple built-in satellite modulators and demodulators.