Advantech Wireless Accomplishes Demonstration of DVB-S2X over Intelsat Epic HTS Spot Beams

Montreal, CANADA – October 18, 2017 – Advantech Wireless, a global leader for satellite broadband communications solutions, announced today the successful implementation of DVB-S2X, with its ASAT-II™ System, over the Intelsat 29e EpicNG High Throughput Satellite’s (HTS) southern hemisphere spot beams.

During a live installation and demonstration in Santiago, Chile, the national TV broadcaster TVN and the system integrator Pascom were able to demonstrate the highest bandwidth efficiency over Intelsat 29e spot beams that TVN and Pascom had ever demonstrated. Utilizing the high MODCOD (32APSK, rate 3/4 with a 5% Roll-off) of the latest DVB-S2X standard, which is unmatched and significantly outstanding compared to a 20% Roll-off previously seen. Video, data and VoIP with high quality, encouragingly exhibited by an extremely high compression ratio applied on typical traffic, managed to achieve the highest seen efficiency after compression and acceleration.

All in attendance were impressed and particularly satisfied with the Advantech Wireless ASAT-II™ platform, including both the ASAT-II™ HUB and the E7000 DVB-S2X Terminal’s performance. As well as witnessing the unique ability of on-the-fly switching between SCPC and MF-TDMA modes, enabling dynamic waveform usage as best suited for ever changing applications.

For the local distributor & integrator of Advantech Wireless in Chile and Peru, PASCOM, “It has been impressive to check the easy  start-up process and the great spectral efficiency,” as mentioned by René Cortez, Vice President of Innovation and Development in charge of the deployment project.

On the other hand, the TVN CTO Mario Sepulveda said, “We are anxious for the launching of the services to the market, we hope that the characteristics that we have seen in the start-up tests, are manifested in competitive advantages for our future customers.”

When asked about his thoughts, President & CEO of Advantech Wireless, David Gelerman said, “We are quite pleased with how everyone present was impressed and delighted to see what our advanced technology is able to achieve.” He continued to say, “Once again leading the pace of innovation in our field, keeping in tradition with our continued strengths as a best-in-class industry leader across all of our product lines. We welcome this opportunity to show that the Advantech Wireless brand is in reality the best and most advanced VSAT satellite network platform out there today.”