The Newtec Elevation Series EL170 is a state-of-the-art satellite modulator designed for IP applications over satellite in full compliance with the DVB standards.
As a real IP product, this modulator performs IP processing functions such as packet filtering, routing and encapsulation. Depending on the applications and the activated features, the EL170 can be used in conjunction with consumer satellite IP receiving devices, professional IP receivers such as the EL940, or professional satellite IP demodulators such as the EL970.
The EL170 offers an auto-switching Giga-bit Ethernet interface and integrates seamlessly with terrestrial IP networks and equipment. The incoming IP packets can be filtered using VLAN or MAC addresses, transmitted transparently (data piping mode) or routed to several receiving points and destination addresses. Several routing and addressing mechanisms can be used and even combined:
Routing to the MAC address of the IP receivers, using Multi- Protocol (MPE) or Ultra Light (ULE) encapsulation, or with the more efficient Extended Performance (XPE) encapsulation.
Addressing using several PIDs (MPE or ULE only)
Addressing using several stream identifi ers (with the DVB-S2 Multi-stream option)
With the Variable Coding and Modulation (VCM) option, the
modulator allows each stream to be transmitted with its own set
of modulation parameters.
At the output of the modulator, the signal is available on an L-band interface. Extended L-Band, IF-band as well as BUC power supply and reference frequency are available as configuration options, providing a compact and cost effective solution.
For maximum bandwidth efficiency, the EL170 can also be used in Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) mode, modifying the modulation parameters dynamically in function of the link conditions. An embedded FlexACM controller option is available for point-to-point applications, while the optional Base-Band Frame input option allows the EL170 to work with the external ACM controller EL860 in point-to-multipoint configurations.
When activated, the unique linear and non- linear predistortion option Equalink™ provides an additional link margin improvement of up to 2dB, truly unleashing the full efficiency of higher modulation schemes such as 16 and 32 APSK. Combining new innovative features and advanced data encapsulations protocols with DVB-S2 technology, the EL170 ensures the highest bandwidth efficiency available on the market.
EL170 Key Features
DVB-S2 and DVB-DSNG/S compliant
QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK and 32APSK
XPE, ULE, MPE, data piping encapsulation
Data rates up to 133 Mbit/s
L-band monitoring output
Programmable amplitude slope equalizer
Optional extended L-Band
Optional Multi-stream, VCM and ACM operation
Optional 10 MHz reference input/output
Optional Linear and non-linear predistortion (EqualinkTM)
Featured-based pricing and software upgradability
Lower operational costs thanks to highest bandwidth efficiency and lowest IP encapsulation overhead
Integrated hardware and software offering for end-to-end solution
Easy integration with terrestrial IP networks and routers
High versatility and flexibility
IP trunking and backbone
Primary distribution of IPTV
Backhauling for cellular networks
Content distribution for digital signage and digital cinema