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Newtec Launches New MDM6100 Broadcast Satellite Modem At NAB 2013


New professional broadcast satellite modem and demodulator gives the best transmission performance, lowers operational costs, delivers the highest uptime for vital links and seamlessly evolves towards tomorrow’s standards and technology

LAS VEGAS, NV, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 5 April 2013 Satellite equipment specialist Newtec is launching its latest MDM6100 Broadcast Satellite Modem at NAB 2013, a next generation DVB-S, DVB-S2 and S2 Extensions modem specifically designed for broadcast applications.

Newtec MDM6100 Broadcast Satellite Modem
Newtec MDM6100 Broadcast Satellite Modem

A New Broadcast Modem Increasing Satellite Efficiency by up to 60%
The new modem is capable of increasing broadcast efficiency by up to 60% compared to DVB-S2, equipping broadcasters and satellite service providers with all of the latest modulation, multistream transmission and wideband transponder support.

The MDM6100 can act as a modem, modulator or demodulator, and can be used in conjunction with set-top boxes, professional Integrated Receiver Decoders (IRD) and satellite demodulators.

Seamless Migration to S2 Extensions Enabling UHDTV Contribution and Distribution
The MDM6100 is designed to migrate existing networks towards a more efficient S2 modulation in a smooth manner. The gained space segment can be used to transmit more content, including UHDTV services which demand a lot of bandwidth.

Migration of standard distribution links towards S2 Extensions can be achieved simply by inserting an MDM6100 modem in the receiving head-ends while keeping the installed base of IRDs. In those network topologies, the MDM6100 receives content using the efficient S2 Extensions, and provides this content to multiplie IRDs over ASI, GbE or trans-modulated DVB-S/S2 carrier.

DVB Standardization Projects
Priority DVB projects such as S2 Extensions will become available on the platform as soon as the standardization efforts are complete. These will give up to 37% more efficiency compared to DVB-S2, and when combined with wideband (72 Mbaud) these savings will leap to almost two thirds. DVB-Sx modulation schemes will become available as a software only upgrade on the MDM6100 as soon as the DVB standard has settled. The new DVB-CID carrier identifier standard is already available as a software option on the MDM6100.

Steven Soenens, Product Strategy and Product Management Director of Newtec said: “Our new broadcast modem enables systems to easily migrate to Multistream and S2 Extensions paving the way to the distribution of more broadcast content. In one simple move it prepares a business for S2 extensions, HEVC and UHDTV. It allows the re-use of existing infrastructure and reduces satellite interference through DVB-CID.”

Last month Newtec’s related product, the M6100 Satellite Modulator that launched in 2012, won the WTA Teleport Technology of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony in Washington to celebrate the best of the industry.

For more information about Newtec’s MDM6100 Satellite Modem and all of its latest products and news around NAB show, visit

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About the Newtec MDM6100 Satellite Modem
The Newtec MDM6100 Broadcast Satellite Modem is the next generation DVB-S2 and DVB-S modem specifically designed for broadcast applications. The modem supports the S2 Extensions to achieve barrier-breaking efficiency. The unit can act as a modulator, demodulator or modem. As a modulator, it is the best fit for broadcast direct-to-home, primary distribution to head-ends and contribution of television and radio content. As a modem or demodulator, it is typically installed in head-ends or at both sides of a contribution link. The MDM6100 can be used in conjunction with set-top boxes, professional IRD’s or professional satellite demodulators such as the Newtec AZ910.

Free NAB Session and Panel Discussion
Monday, April 8th
3.30 PM - 6 PM
Session Room S224

Are You Ready for a New DVB Standard?

SESSION: S2 Extensions Demystified & Roll-out Scenario’s
by Steven Soenens, Director Product Strategy and Product Management

PANEL DISCUSSION: How Broadcasters Look at Future Network Technologies
Moderated by Thomas Van den Driessche, VP Market Strategies

We have invited some leading industry players for a panel discussion about future technologies and how our industry can move to this new DVB standard. Don't miss this opportunity to peek inside the broadcasters' mind.

About Newtec
Newtec ( is a global industry leader, shaping the future of satellite communications. Offering state-of-the-art products and scalable, integrated solutions for broadcast, broadband access and backbone and trunking applications, Newtec helps customers achieve greater efficiency, increase performance and expand market reach.

With its passionate commitment to R&D and its strong relationship with the European Space Agency (ESA), Newtec remains in the forefront of technological development, continuing the pioneering contributions that have led to industry standards including DVB, DVB-S2, DVB-RCS and iSatTV Cenelec pr EN50478.

Newtec’s worldwide customer base includes the industry’s most prestigious broadcasters, satellite operators, telcos, systems houses and broadcasting unions. Established in 1985 and headquartered in Belgium, Newtec has regional offices as well as additional R&D centres located in Stamford, Conn. (U.S.), Singapore (Singapore), Beijing (China), Dubai (UAE), São Paulo (Brazil), Berlin (Germany) and France.

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