NEWTEC is a Belgian company that has emerged as a leading manufacturer of satellite telecommunication equipment and solution provider worldwide.
The expertise of NEWTEC relies on 20 years of experience in designing, manufacturing and supplying equipment, earth stations, communication networks and related services for satellite applications such as digital television exchange and broadcast, interactive television, Internet broadband access, corporate networks, telecom operator infrastructure and scientific programs.
NEWTEC is an active contributor to standardization bodies such as DVB, ATSC and SabLabs and offers a wide range of products and solutions compatible with the DVB-S, DVB-DSNG, DVB-RCS and DVB-S2 standards.
NEWTEC, in collaboration with ESA, develops a new line of products that respond to the evolution of modern satellite modulation techniques (DVB-S2), to the progress in video and audio compression technologies (MPEG-4, WM9) and to the ever-increasing use of IP as a transport protocol, even for television applications.
The resulting product is called Multimedia Satellite Router (MSR) and integrates a PC platform to support video and audio streaming, IP routing, security and encoding above the new DVB-S2 modulation/demodulation interfaces.
Special care must be provided to reliability, performance, user-friendliness, and uninterrupted 24/7 operation in any business-critical environment.
The main driver behind the project was to be the first on the market with a new professional DVB-S2 product line that will outperform any existing DVB-S equipment on the market and offer a range of new features that will improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of existing applications and also allow the development of new applications.
The definition of an architecture for such a sensitive product was a complex task involving mechanical, hardware and software issues. It could only be solved by developing a perfect system view, considering these 3 aspects simultaneously all along the development lifecycle.
Thanks to its great video and system expertise, DELTATEC designed the central embedded PC platform, the software drivers and an API for the demodulators and the decapsulators. DELTATEC also integrated the A/V encoding and temporary storage in the product.
All the software blocks were provided with an API and comprehensive documentation. This insured a smooth integration with the very rich base of existing software applications developed by NEWTEC and its project partners.