NovelSat proposes alternative to DVB-S2X satellite transmission technology
Editor | 24-04-2014
NovelSat has unveiled NovelSat DVB-S2 PLUS, a DVB-S2 backward-compatible alternative to the new DVB-S2X standard approved by the DVB Project consortium in March 2014.

Even though the satellite transmission technologies provider accepts that DVB-S2X provides, on average, 2.2% higher throughput than NovelSat DVB S2 PLUS, its new standard, based on the DVB-S2 standard with 5% roll-off factor (ROF), is fully backward compatible with the DVB-S2 standard. This is a critical factor for those who want to remain standards-based or are looking to use their existing DVB-S2-based IRDs.

NovelSat says that it is commited to supporting all standards including the DVB-S2X standard. However, for standards-minded broadcasters who are considering moving to DVB-S2X, it recommends upgrading to a version of the new standard, such as NovelSat DVB-S2 PLUS which it adds is nearly equal in performance to the new DVB-S2X standard and also offers backward-compatibility and a path for future growth.

The company is perhaps best known for NovelSat NS3, which it says has been the industry's leading satellite transmission technology since 2011, typically improving spectral efficiency by 40% and as much as 62% compared with gear based on industry standard DVB-S2 technology and delivers superior resilience to interference and jamming, weather fluctuations and phase noise. NovelSat recently announced that NovelSat NS3 offers the lowest roll-off factor at only 2%.