NovelSat is the developer of Third Generation satellite (“3G-Sat”) modulation: NS3™ and the manufacturer of the world’s most innovative, high end, ground equipment for satellite transmission. The Company’s Modulator, Demodulator, Modem and ASIC combine its groundbreaking NS3™ modulation algorithm, which is dramatically expanding satellite capacity with the world’s most powerful supporting mechanism. For the first time, this robust mechanism enables the handling of full wide transponders, such as 72MHz as a single carrier, thereby dramatically expanding satellite capacity whilst increasing its endurance by at least 3dB over two x 36MHz carriers. 3G-Sat modulation NS3™ meets the critical need across multiple market segments for expanded broadband capacity in satellite transmissions. This need has expanded significantly with the widespread adoption of HDTV, 3DTV and Digital Cinema. NS3™ meets the highest demands of data rate transmission for Oil & Gas, Trunking and Cellular Backhaul, as well as the maritime and airborne communication, government and defence industries. NS3™ provides the fastest Return On Investment in the market. Its ability to maximise satellite capacity will prove particularly significant for the major global events taking place in 2012 such as the London Olympics, the European Football Championship (Euro Cup), and the US presidential elections, all of which attract a huge global audience and utilises extensive satellite bandwidth. NovelSat’s aim is to position NS3™ as the new 3rd generation DVB standard, thus offering the industry a leap forward over the current DVB-S2 standard.
Independent tests by tier 1 broadcasters and teleports show improvements over leading edge DVB-S2 implementations:
28%-37% capacity increases with 36 MHz transponders
Up to 71% capacity increase with 54 MHz transponders
56%-78% typical capacity increases with 72 MHz transponders
Maximum throughput of 358Mbps over a 72 MHz transponder – the highest data rate in the industry
1Gbps over 200 MHz transponders to be delivered in 2012
55%-110% capacity increase over DVB-S
Increased satellite footprint by providing same data rate under lower Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)
Full backward compatibility with both DVB-S and DVB-S2.
NS3™ is based on cutting-edge signal processing techniques, which are also implemented in NovelSat’s superior DVB-S2 implementation. In both cases, this powerful and robust supporting mechanism allows NovelSat’s equipment to handle phase noise and other signal difficulties to significantly improve the throughput efficiency.
NS3™ runs on the industry’s most sophisticated FPGAs/ASICs which provide virtually unlimited computational power required by the complex algorithms.