AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 10 September 2014. Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, is the first to ship a full portfolio of DVB-S2X modulators, modems, demodulators, hubs and OEM boards.

 DVB-S2X is only a software upgrade away

 Newtec, which has initiated the creation of a new satellite transmission standard in DVB, has already demonstrated live transmissions using DVB-S2X since February 2014. Today, existing products can be DVB-S2X enabled through a simple software upgrade: No hardware changes are required.

During IBC Newtec together with other DVB members will be showing the capabilities of DVB-S2X products in a demonstration on the DVB booth (Hall 1 D81). The DVB-S2X demonstration will highlight the new standard that offers spectral efficiency gains of up to 50% for professional applications. DVB-S2X will be used in the demo, together with other new technologies such as HEVC, to deliver four 4K Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) signals at a data rate of 100 Mbit/s.