Newtec unveils MCX7000 multi-carrier satellite gateway

by Clayton Vallabhan | April 2nd, 2015

newtecNewtec, 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, and 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.”

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