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April 30th, 2018

Kiwisat Works With WORK for Win-Win With the DVB-S2X Satellite Broadcast Modulator

With limited TV choices in the Caribbean, Kiwisat can increase its bandwidth efficiency opening up more space for additional channels using WORK Microwave's DVB-S2X platform and a more profitable business for Kiwisat resulting a win-win situation for all parties concerned.  

WORK Microwave's products travel to many places to solve issues, or enhance already existing technology such as Kiwisat enlisting WORK's new DVB Satellite Broadcast Modulator for DTH TV in the Caribbean. Fully compliant with all DVB standards, including the latest and most efficient DVB-S2X specification, WORK Microwave's modulator will provide Kiwisat with increased reliability and service uptime for the distribution of its next-generation DTH service.  

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Andrew Wang, CEO of Kiwisat, said they are excited to be the first DTH platform in North America to rely on DVB-S2X. Featuring an innovative feature set, robust design, and full DVB support, WORK Microwave's modulator is the perfect solution to support their new service. 

According to WORK Microwave their DVB-S2X Satellite Broadcast Modulator is one of the industry's only solutions that comes predistortion-ready for automatic group delay and nonlinearity compensation. Using this capability, Kiwisat can mitigate the negative effects in satellite filters and amplifiers, while reducing power and increasing beam coverage, throughput, and availability. By supporting DVB-S2X extensions, WORK Microwave's DVB-S2X modulator provides Kiwisat with a future-proof platform that offers smaller roll-offs, advanced filtering, and higher modulation schemes for increased efficiency gains. 

Joerg Rockstroh, director, digital products at WORK Microwave stated that television choices in the Caribbean can be limited, and that relying on a DVB-S2X platform, Kiwisat can boost its bandwidth efficiency and open up space for additional channels. This is a win-win situation, as it will enable subscribers to enjoy more high-quality content and increase profitability for Kiwisat.