Castor Networks, a leading provider of teleport, VSAT and broadcasting services, has launched trunking services to the Middle East and Central Asia from its base in the Netherlands, using Newtec’s award-winning FlexACM technology. FlexACM guarantees the highest level of availability and maximum end-to-end efficiency to the satellite link.
The performance and market-leading functions of Newtec’s EL860 were a deciding factor in Castor’s choice of Newtec as supplier of the technology for the new service. The EL860 Shaper and Encapsulator combines a number of advanced multilevel IP traffic policing and real-time shaping functionalities with the industry-leading DVB-S2 IP encapsulator and DVB-S2 modulation parameter controller.
Edwin Cras, Managing Director, Castor Networks, says: "Castor Networks is now able to deliver Internet trunking services at very high availability and optimal cost. We were looking for technology delivering the most reliable solution with highest throughput. With this state-of-the-art Newtec FlexACM technology with included satellite bandwidth management, we are able to differentiate the used modulation and coding for each remote site depending on the reception capability of the station, in order to avoid a design that is dictated by the weakest station. FlexACM also allows us to deliver a network that is resilient to the effects of severe weather that affects parts of the region we are serving.”