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Newtec and Vizada Networks Cooperate on Next-Generation JanUX IP Satellite Service Platform

OSLO, Norway and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium Nov. 16, 2010 — Newtec today announced that it is extending its partnership with global satellite communications and telecommunications specialist Vizada Networks to introduce further developments on delivering IP trunking via satellite. The system will be based on the state-of-the-art Newtec Elevation product family of professional equipment, specifically designed to optimise the efficiency and performance of IP applications over satellite.

Vizada Networks currently provides satellite IP services to remote sites around the globe with its JanUX platform. JanUX is currently deployed in Version 5 to hundreds of active remote sites. Vizada Networks has been delivering its services to telecom carriers and ISPs, multinational companies, government, military and humanitarian aid organizations.

Under the partnership agreement, Newtec and Vizada Networks will collaborate on the development of the next generation of JanUX, which will incorporate Newtec’s Elevation EL940 IP satellite receiver and EL170 IP Modulator along with other technologies developed by Newtec and Vizada Networks. This highly integrated system will allow greater efficiency and availability, as well as offer centralized management, monitoring and surveillance. It will also provide a flexible platform for further integration of value-added services to support customer requirements.

The Elevation EL940 is a high-performance receiver designed for the reception of IP traffic transmitted over satellite in compliance with the DVB-S2 standards. The EL940 connects directly to terrestrial IP network infrastructures via a single auto-switching Gigabit Ethernet interface. The receiver demodulates, restores and filters the data received from the satellite at rates of up to 154 Mbit/s optimised for applications that require a low initial investment without compromising on performance to ensure the highest service availability.

“This agreement marks the continuation of collaboration between two leading independent players in the satellite industry,” says Stefano Vittor, CEO of Vizada Networks. “With the combination of expertise in our two organisations we expect to deliver significant advances to our customers and the global communications marketplace.”

“Vizada Networks has a high-quality worldwide business with a comprehensive range of services,” says Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec. “By working together to develop the next generation of IP trunking solutions, Newtec and Vizada will establish new benchmarks for value and performance in this application.”

More information on Newtec products is available at www.newtec.eu or by phone at +32.3.780.6500.

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About Vizada Networks
Vizada Networks (www.vizadanetworks.com) is an independent, global satellite communications and telecommunications specialist. As a comprehensive systems integrator, one-stop-shop and single point of contact, Vizada Networks controls the entire value chain and serves diverse markets with complete turnkey networks solutions, ranging from broadband access and voice gateways to custom-built communication systems.

The company has been delivering its services to telecom carriers and ISPs, multinational companies, government and military bodies, humanitarian and aid organizations and SMEs and SOHOs for more than 35 years making it an established player in key markets where high network performance and local support, including the Vizada Networks Global Field Support Program, are key requirements.

With in-house expertise in satellite and data networking, Vizada Networks enables customers to utilise high-quality, fully managed network services and communicate reliably from virtually anywhere in the world.

About Newtec
Newtec (www.newtec.eu) is a global industry leader, shaping the future of satellite communications. Offering state-of-the-art products and scalable, integrated solutions for broadcast, broadband access and backbone and trunking applications, Newtec helps customers achieve greater efficiency, increase performance and expand market reach.

With its passionate commitment to R&D, Newtec remains at the forefront of technological development, continuing the pioneering contributions that have led to industry standards including DVB, DVB-S2, DVB RCS and iSatTV Cenelec pr EN50478.

Newtec’s worldwide customer base includes the industry’s most prestigious broadcasters, satellite operators, telcos, systems houses and broadcasting unions. Established in 1985 and headquartered in Belgium, Newtec has regional offices as well as additional R&D centres located in Stamford, Conn. (U.S.), Singapore (Singapore), Beijing (China), Dubai (UAE), São Paulo (Brazil), Berlin (Germany) and France.

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