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Newtec Scoops Frost And Sullivan Product Innovation Award For Sat3play®


Satellite broadband access technology recognised for successful integration of key industry standards

Newtec, a world-leading innovator in the satellite and communications industry, today announced that it has won the prestigious Frost and Sullivan European Product Innovation Award, for the company’s Satellite Triple Play System (Sat3Play). The award recognises Newtec’s extensive work in combining industry standards, to ultimately create the most innovative and successful product available on the market.

Sat3Play is a cost effective, two-way satellite multimedia broadband system, made up of an intelligent combination of various standards including DVB-S2, DVB-RCS, SATMODE and TCP/IP. It allows optimised delivery of video and audio services, fast internet access and VoIP telephony, to both businesses and consumers in areas where no terrestrial infrastructure is currently in place.

“This award recognises the success of Sat3Play and positions Newtec as a truly forward looking company, working to shape the future of satellite communications,” said Serge Van Herck CEO at Newtec. “We are incredibly proud of the strong emphasis placed on research and development here at Newtec and these strengths are no more evident than in the development of Sat3Play. We worked hard to integrate the strengths of the SATMODE standard with elements of DVB-RCS in order to create a very robust, efficient and low-cost technology.

“Innovation and development is especially important in the current industry climate where satellite companies are facing strong competition from terrestrial providers, both in terms of performance and cost. Winning this award demonstrates that Newtec’s products are highly competitive in both these areas,” concluded Van Herck.

Sat3Play is part of a broad portfolio of Newtec products, for which it has built up a strong reputation for exceptional customer service and product quality. Its range includes high-speed DVB and DVB S2 modulators, DVB RCS-based IP Broadband Access Networks, digital TV and radio distribution networks and interactive Satmode TV networks.


About Newtec

Newtec is one of the market leaders in Satellite Communications, offering highly reliable products and solutions including DVB modulators, Digital TV & Radio Distribution networks, interactive TV networks and IP Broadband Access Networks to customers worldwide.

With its ambitious policy of re-investment in R&D, Newtec is recognized as a forerunner in several innovative satellite communication technologies, which have been published as industry standards (DVB, DVB-S2, DVB RCS and iSatTV Cenelec pr EN50478). 

Established in 1985, and headquartered in Belgium, the company has regional offices located in Stamford (US), Singapore (Singapore), Beijing (China), Dubai (UAE), São Paulo (Brazil) and Johannesburg (South Africa).

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