iDirect and NovelSat to jointly test NS3 waveform technology

NovelSat, developers of the 3G-Sat modulation technology,
NS3, and VT iDirect, (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, announced joint R&D
testing to evaluate efficiency gains of NS3 waveform technology on iDirect’s
VSAT Platform.



NS3 is a 3rd generation satellite transmission technology
designed to achieve bandwidth gains over today’s DVB-S2 standard. Test results
showed capacity boosts of up to 37 percent. iDirect plans to embed NS3 in its
next-generation VSAT Platform, pending continued positive results.



“Through extensive testing of NS3, we have realized
significant efficiency gains. Since space segment costs represent a significant
percentage of the VSAT system TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), our hope is that
combining NS3 with iDirect’s platform may dramatically reduce TCO and enable a
larger market segment to take advantage of VSAT,” said David Furstenberg,
co-chairman of the board at NovelSat.



“We at iDirect strive to continuously innovate our
platform to help network operators grow their business,” said Dave
Bettinger, chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering at


NovelSat recently announcedthat its NS3 satellite transmission modulation technology is now available


NS3 increases satellite bandwidth by 20 to 55 percent
over current DVB-S2 and DVB-S standards respectively for 36 MHz transponders,
and up to 78 percent for 72Mhz transponders with the highest data rate of up to



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