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Newtec Product Wins Satellite Markets And Research Vision Award

Newtec’s MDM6000 Satellite Modem wins the ‘Most Innovative Product’ Award at SATCON 2012

NEW YORK CITY, 15 November 2012 The Newtec MDM6000 Satellite Modem, a versatile new generation satellite platform developed by Newtec, has won the Satellite Markets and Research Most Innovative Product Award. Through the combination of new high speed and high efficiency technologies based on the upcoming S2 Extensions, the modem achieved the world speed record earlier this year[1].

Newtec team receiving Satellite Markets and Research Vision Award
Newtec team receiving Satellite Markets and Research Vision Award

Slava Frayter, VP Americas, accepted the award on behalf of Newtec at the Satellite Markets and Research Vision Awards reception yesterday evening during SATCON2012 in the Javits Convention Center, New York City (see picture).

The Newtec MDM6000 Satellite Modem was launched in September 2012 and completes Newtec’s modem portfolio to cover all IP applications and any speeds. This particular modem handles data rates up to 380Mbps in each direction.

The high-speed MDM6000 modem is in full compliance with the DVB-S2 standard and already supports the upcoming S2 Extensions. Newtec has taken the lead and teamed up with other DVB-members in order to define and develop the update on the DVB-S2 standard. Newtec’s contribution to the standard has resulted in new satellite transmission technologies that are already implemented in the MDM6000 Satellite Modem. Those technologies include smaller roll-offs, advanced filtering, more and better MODCODs, FEC upgrades and wideband support (72Mbaud).

Standards are crucial for a healthy and profitable growth of our satellite industry. By improving satellite transmission technologies and by sharing the basics of those technologies through standardization, the industry as a whole will be able to grow in a profitable way. The efficiency technologies contributed by Newtec to the new DVB standard boost the satellite link up to 20% in Direct-To-Home networks and 64% in other professional applications compared to DVB-S2. These gains already exceed the results by proprietary systems in the market today. For more information on S2 Extensions please refer to the white paper ‘S2 Extensions Demystified’ online through

“For our technology to be recognized as the most innovative product launched this year in such a competitive market, is a great achievement,” said Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec. “This award highlights that we are shaping the future of our industry by leading the way in developing and making strides in our battle to further improve transmission efficiency. Our dedicated team across the world is consistently working on new products and ideas that enable us to deliver the best solutions possible that are aimed at improving the business of our customers.”

[1] Earlier this year the Newtec MDM6000 technology broke the throughput barrier achieving 506Mbps on a 72MHz transponder. The test combined the MDM6000’s Bandwidth Canceller, Clean Channel Technology® and new modulation and Forward Error Correction codes to achieve the record.  

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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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