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WORK Microwave to Showcase New DVB-S2X Wideband Modulator at SES Industry Days

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WORK Microwave to Showcase New DVB-S2X Wideband Modulator at SES Industry Days

HOLZKIRCHEN, Germany — May 1, 2015 — WORK Microwave, a leading European manufacturer of advanced satellite communications and navigation equipment, will demonstrate its new DVB-S2X Wideband Modulator at SES Industry Days, a two-day event that brings together more than 230 attendees and 130 companies from two dozen countries to discuss the future of the satellite broadcast ecosystem, including the latest technologies and developments in satellite transmission and reception. In addition to the demo, Dr. Gerhard Mocker, director satcom research at WORK Microwave, will give a presentation on the various features, benefits, and applications of the Wideband Modulator. The presentation is scheduled to take place Thursday, May 7, time TBD.

THE NEWS: Attendees that visit with WORK Microwave will get a live demo of the company’s Wideband Modulator, which supports up to 400 Mbps in a single carrier mode. Flexible usage of a complete wideband transponder for broadcast and broadband applications will be demonstrated. WORK Microwave’s Wideband Modulator supports DVB-S2 multistreams and time slicing according DVB-S2 Annex M, allowing reception of the wideband signal via third-party chipsets. An end-to-end demo of the Wideband Modulator will be shown with STMicroelectronics’ chipsets, and STMicroelectronics will be located directly next to the WORK Microwave booth in order to facilitate the demo. Dr. Mocker’s presentation will expand upon these features in more technical detail.

WHEN: May 6-7, 2015

Luxembourg Congrès
1 rue du fort Thungen
L-1499 Luxembourg

WHY: Today’s broadcasters and satellite operators are looking to gain efficiency and flexibility. By encapsulating Ethernet frames and IP packets directly within DVB-S2 baseband frames, WORK Microwave’s Wideband Modulator provides low encapsulation overhead. For maximum bandwidth efficiency and ease of operation, the device uses Generic Stream Encapsulation according to TS 102 606. Using the Wideband Modulator, operators can achieve an aggregate data throughput of more than 1 Gbps and symbol rates of up to 400 Mbps. The Wideband Modulator includes a variety of sophisticated features and benefits, including OptiACM, predistortion, and high signal integrity, making it perfect for uplinks of high throughput satellites.

About WORK Microwave (www.work-microwave.de)
Headquartered in Holzkirchen (near Munich), Germany, and comprised of four operating divisions — Satellite Technologies, Navigation Simulators, Defence Electronics, and Sensors and Measurement — WORK Microwave leverages more than 28 years of experience to anticipate market needs and apply an innovative and creative approach to the development of frequency converters, DVB-S2 equipment, and other digital signal processing technologies while maintaining the highest standards for quality, reliability, and performance.

WORK Microwave’s Satellite Technologies division develops and manufactures high-performance, advanced satellite communications equipment for telecommunications companies, broadcasters, integrators, and government organizations that are operating satellite earth stations, satellite news gathering vehicles, fly-aways, and other mobile or portable satellite communication solutions.

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