DVB-S2 to S2+: Increasing the best-in-class satellite standard

August 21, 2013 - 9:08am
Next generation satellite feed viewing options like HDTV and IP demand topnotch modulation solutions.

The Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite - Second Generation (DVB-S2) improves upon the digital satellite transmission system utilized by the first generation iteration of the technology. Developed by the DVB Project, its prime role in satellite video broadcast equipment solutions stems from its ability to transmit much higher bitrates of information without using up any more bandwidth. The DVB-S2 uses modulation and coding techniques to offer the "theoretical limit" of performance, according to the DVB Project, which has been standardizing satellite transmission since 1993.

DVB-S2 heightens the standard for satellite broadcast to meet the demand of proliferating viewing options, including HDTV and Internet streaming. Using state-of-the-art coding and video modulation methods, the DVB-S2 system makes transmission efficient, cost-effective and of high quality. The DVB Project sees most residential users upgrading their receivers to DVB-S2 models in the near future. For content providers, the switch allows them to reduce their bandwidth usage while at the same time giving them the opportunity to add channels. Professional and commercial applications have contributed to the steady adoption of DBV-S2 systems - Electric Light & Power wrote that utility companies adopting "smart grid" infrastructure need topnotch transmission solutions in order to communicate with massive, far-flung networks.

Ultimately, this upgrade will necessitate the acquisition of a next-generation modulator solution. Sencore's DVB-S/S2 Satellite Modulator is a single-box multistream solution, as it can modulate up to 6 multistream transport streams. It also offers "S2+" modulating technology, which makes it a future-proof solution for satellite broadcasters. S2+ enables even more efficient video transport, so users gain access to even higher quality streaming while using less bandwidth.

Sencore provides reliable, cost-effective solutions for signal transmission and content delivery. Our range of satellite modulators offer high bitrates for DBS, contribution and SNG operations and leverage the latest modulation technology to provide high-value solutions with unmatched signal quality. Contact us today to learn more.

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