Broadcasters face increased demand for higher resolution video standards that require an order of magnitude more satellite capacity. Meanwhile, spectrum is being challenged by 5G roll-outs. With that in mind, NovelSat has teamed up with igolgi to introduce NovelSat FUSION, an all-in-one solution offering new levels of satellite transmission efficiency so that broadcasters can drive down operational costs.
NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology and igolgi, a leading provider of video processing, delivery and analytics software and solutions, have developed the FUSION solution, which integrates high-efficiency multi-stream video encoding and satellite modulation in a single transmit unit and satellite demodulation and multi-channel video transcoding in a single receive unit. The all-in-one NovelSat FUSION solution offers broadcasters significant savings in satellite bandwidth or enables transmission of up to three times more video content without increasing link budgets.
The FUSION encoder/modulator receives multiple simultaneous video streams in any video format or delivery standard and encodes them into a high-efficiency HEVC (H.265) video stream. The compressed video is modulated and securely uplinked using virtually unbreakable (optional) 256-bit AES encryption. On the receive side, the FUSION transcoding IRD decrypts and demodulates the satellite signals and transcodes to any video format including MPEG 2, MPEG 4 (H.264 AVC) and HEVC to support OTT, ABR and linear TV streams. Optional packaging to HLS or DASH is also available in the receive unit. In addition, the unit can be a decoder only or can pass through content for direct packaging.
NovelSat FUSION supports all satellite transmission standards, including DVB-S2/S2X, in addition to NovelSat NS4, the world’s most bandwidth-efficient satellite transmission waveform. With the most current, advanced HEVC encoding from igolgi, the efficiency benefits of NovelSat NS4, and tight integration, FUSION outperforms all other broadcast solutions.
“Changes in the satellite broadcasting market necessitate a new look at how broadcasters use satellite bandwidth,” said Gary Drutin, NovelSat CEO. “NovelSat FUSION is an efficient and economical solution to help broadcasters resolve their spectrum challenges.”
“By leveraging satellite bandwidth efficiency technologies from NovelSat along with powerful video compression solutions from igolgi, NovelSat FUSION brings to market a formidable offer for spectrum efficiency and video flexibility,“ said Dr. Kumar Ramaswamy, President, igolgi Inc.