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Panasonic’s new Newtec modem to double bandwidth

(l-r) Paul Margis of Panasonic, with Newtec’s Serge Van Herck (l-r) Paul Margis of Panasonic, with Newtec’s Serge Van Herck

Panasonic Global Communications and Newtec have unveiled a new high bandwidth satellite modem which will be offered to Panasonic customers with the promise of being able to provide twenty times the bandwidth of Panasonic’s current system.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Versions of this new modem will be available across Panasonic’s mobility markets in maritime, cruise ships, mega yachts and river cruises, as well as in its air transport and business aviation business.

Developed in partnership by the two companies, the new modem is capable of exceeding 400 Mbps, and is designed to facilitate the increasing bandwidth coming on stream over the next two years as High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) services are rolled out and the Extreme-Throughput Satellite (XTS) system that Panasonic is currently designing is layered over Panasonic’s existing global network.

The company says that this should expand network capacity from 2,300 MHz today to 15,000+ MHz by 2017.

The modem includes automated beam switching and simultaneous data and video reception, and is also part of the Newtec Dialog multiservice platform, which supports verticals including aviation and maritime.

The unit uses the dynamic bandwidth allocation system Mx-DMA, which Panasonic says marries SCPC-style connectivity with the dynamic bandwidth allocation capabilities of TDMA to deliver up to 300 per cent more data than legacy Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) systems.

“As we continue to optimise our second generation global communications network, we are constantly looking for new pieces of critical technology that will enable our customers to take full advantage of HTS and XTS technology,” said Paul Margis, chief executive officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation.

“Newtec’s broadband modem, which is based on the innovative DVB-S2X standard and customised to our requirements, allows us to access much larger blocks of frequency and better support high bandwidth platforms across all of our vertical markets.”{/mprestriction}

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