At the CommunicAsia show, which opens next week, Newtec and MEASAT Satellite Systems are to deliver satellite transmission of 4K UHDTV video, distributed using the new DVB-S2X transmission standard. The companies claim this will be a world first.
The demonstration will be displayed in 4K UHDTV at the event in Singapore at MEASAT’s booth. The feed will be uplinked via the company’s teleport in Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur, and delivered live via MEASAT-3 satellite in C-Band, using Newtec’s new DVB-S2X modulation equipment.
Newtec’s M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulators will be used for the demonstration as well as Newtec’s demodulators. Video processing capabilities at both ends of the link are provided by Ericsson through its AVP 2000 Contribution Encoders and RX8200 Advanced Modular Receivers.
“Last year MEASAT demonstrated its capability to deliver 4K UHDTV over satellite,” said Raj Malik, SVP, sales and marketing, MEASAT. “This year we continue our efforts to pioneer the early adoption of cutting edge technologies with a live demonstration of UHDTV over satellite using the new DVB-S2X standard. With DVB-S2X, MEASAT can support our broadcast customers with a more efficient and cost-effective use of our satellite capacity.”
The extensions to the DVB-S2 standard, a new specification developed by DVB including Newtec, called DVB-S2X, will be instrumental for the satellite industry to keep pace with demands for new features and increased efficiency. Published in February this year, DVB-S2X reaches efficiency gains over DVB-S2 of up to 51 per cent for professional applications and up to 20 per cent for DTH.