The installation of the DVB-S2X Satellite Broadcast Modulator will enable Kiwisat to improve service uptime for its new DTH service in the Caribbean, said Work Microwave
Kiwisat, a French broadcast satellite service provider, has employed Work Microwave’s DVB Satellite Broadcast Modulator for its new direct-to-home (DTH) offering in the Caribbean. Compatible with all DVB standards, including the DVB-S2X specification, Work Microwave’s modulator will provide Kiwisat with “increased reliability and service uptime” for the distribution of its DTH service.
Andrew Wang, CEO at Kiwisat, said: “We are excited to be the first DTH platform in North America to rely on DVB-S2X. Featuring an innovative feature set, robust design and full DVB support, Work Microwave’s modulator is the perfect solution to support our new service.”
Work Microwave’s DVB-S2X Satellite Broadcast Modulator features broadcast pre-distortion and extended pre-distortion that operates in the background during regular transmission. Using this capability, Kiwisat will be able to mitigate the negative effects in satellite filters and amplifiers while reducing power and increasing beam coverage, throughput and availability.
By supporting DVB-S2X extension, Work Microwave’s DVB-S2X modulator provides Kiwisat with a future-proof platform that offers smaller roll-offs, advanced filtering, and higher modulation schemes for increased efficiency gains, Work Microwave added.
Joerg Rockstroh, director, digital products at Work Microwave, concluded: “TV choices in the Caribbean can be limited. Relying on a DVB-S2X platform, Kiwisat can boost its bandwidth efficiency and open up space for additional channels.”