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Newtec: DVB-S2X software upgrade

The new DVB-S2X transmission standard reaches efficiency gains over DVB-S2 of up to 51% for high speed professional applications and up to 20% for Direct-To-Home (DTH) applications, according to Newtec, and now it has announced that its professional 6000 series of broadcast satellite modulators, modems, OEM boards and hubs are software upgradeable to the new standard.

Newtec believes that DVB-S2X is much needed as the growing consumption of video and data, and the ever growing consumer demand for higher quality video such as HD and 4K UHDTV, continue to squeeze bandwidth. Satellite operators and broadcasters using Newtec’s equipment can cut costs or deliver more and higher quality content within the same capacity.

“Next to continuous innovation, we understand that open standards are fundamental to our satellite industry,” said Serge Van Herck, CEO, Newtec. “That’s why we have been actively paving the way for the brand new DVB-S2X standard.”