The MCX7000 R2.2 has been launched by Newtec, which claimed it will enable broadcasters to embrace the transitions occurring in the broadcast industry.
The multi-carrier satellite gateway supports DVB-S2X, including channel bonding, and is designed for efficient distribution to towers and headends, or for use in back-up or dense DTH HUB stations. According to Newtec this will result in OpEx and CapEx savings.
It allows transport of a single direct-to-home stream over up to three transponders, treating them as a single logical transponder. Programs are then recomposed by a next-generation set top box, equipped with a DVB-S2X system-on-chip.
Transport efficiency is significantly improved, the company claimed, enabling the delivery of ultra-high definition content. As a result, Newtec believes that customers are provided with the equipment needed for efficient video distribution of UHDTV and can prepare for the next generation of broadcast.
The MCX7000 R2.2 is being shown alongside Newtec’s range of solutions for broadcast, including Newtec Dialog, which allows news-gathering crews to leverage the power of IP and offer a variety of services on a single platform. The company said this provides a solution to the most common challenges faced by broadcast crews, by delivering a reliable bi-directional IP multi-service communication link of sizeable bandwidth.