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Newtec’s MENOS System Receives Prestigious Awards during IBC 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009  
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Newtec, Arabsat and the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) were awarded the IBC2009 Innovation Award for Content Delivery, as well as the Judge’s prize for most influential project of the year.

MENOS (Multimedia Exchange Network Over Satellite), a revolutionary IP-based networking concept for the exchange of multimedia content over satellite, allows broadcasters to share video and audio material among scattered sites in a fully automated and cost efficient way.  The MENOS system provides to ASBU a compete range of tools to facilitate the coordination of TV and radio exchange as well as providing additional IP services across the network towards all member states.

MENOS is fundamentally different from traditional satellite contribution systems – with IP as the core protocol, all exchanged material transmits through a central hub station, which also provides permanent two-way satellite IP connectivity among all remote stations.  Advanced DVB-S2 modulation technology, combined with the statistical multiplexing of the data, voice, television, and radio signals ensures the optimum efficiency of the satellite bandwidth usage.

The 2008 Olympics saw the first use of MENOS by ASBU.  Members were able to receive live Olympic coverage.  After a year of operation, the system has proven to be highly reliable, including outstanding performance and quality of satellite VoIP.


Newtec is one of the market leaders in satellite communications, offering highly reliable products and solutions including DVB modulators, Digital TV & Radio Distribution networks, interactive TV networks, IP Broadband Access Networks as well as products for optimisation of Internet traffic to customers worldwide.  With its ambitious policy of re-investment in R&D, Newtec is recognized as a forerunner in several innovative satellite communication technologies, which have been published as industry standards (DVB, DVB-S2, DVB RCS and iSatTV Cenelec pr EN50478).  Established in 1985, and headquartered in Belgium, the company has regional offices located in Stamford (US), Singapore (Singapore), Beijing (China), Dubai (UAE) and São Paulo (Brazil). Newtec’s Tellitec IP Software products are engineered in Newtec’s research and development facilities in Berlin (Germany). In Brest (France), Newtec's subsidiary TurboConcept develops Intellectual Property Cores for turbo and LDPC building blocks.

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