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Broadcast Satellite Modulator

SMD 9300

A future-proof platform for high-bandwidth, high-efficiency video distribution via satellite

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The Harmonic SMD 9300 broadcast satellite modulator is a new-generation DVB-S/S2 and DVB-DSNG modulator specifically designed for broadcast direct-to-home, primary distribution to headends, and contribution of television and radio content. The modulator supports S2 extensions to achieve barrier-breaking efficiency, and can be used in conjunction with Harmonic ViBE contribution encoders and ProView™ IRDs, set-top boxes, or professional satellite demodulators, such as the Newtec MDM6100 and AZ910.

The SMD 9300 offers unmatched bandwidth efficiency optimization to lower TCO. Fully automated operation of the field-proven Equalink® pre-distortion technology provides up to 10% bandwidth gains for single-carrier-per-transponder constellations. Clean Channel Technology™, in combination with DVB-S2 extensions, improves satellite efficiency by up to 15%, thereby enabling much smaller carrier spacing.

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Highlights

  • Highest system reliability and service up-time
  • Low TCO through very high-bandwidth efficiency technology options, and ease of monitoring and control
  • Optional built-in support for opportunistic data insertion up to 20 Mbps, interoperable with IRDs that support MPE
  • Support for SFN networks using transparent TS pass-through
  • RFI reduction using optional DVB-CID or default NIT table CID

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SMD 9300

Learn more about the future-proof platform for high-bandwidth, high-efficiency video distribution via satellite.

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SMD 9300 Features

Reliability

The SMD 9300 features input source redundancy and the shortest switch-over times for modulators — operating both in 1+1 and N+1 topologies, setting a new standard for the satellite industry.

High Efficiency

The SMD 9300 offers unmatched efficiency bandwidth to lower TCO. Equalink® pre-distortion technology provides up to 10 % bandwidth gains for single-carrier-per-transponder constellations, while Clean Channel Technology and DVB-S2 extensions improve satellite efficiency by up to 15%.

Scalability

Built upon flexible, programmable technology, the SMD 9300 lets any satellite network easily evolve to the next level of capabilities. Its scalable, pay-as-you-grow, licensing and software upgrade mechanism facilitates the launch of new services, or last-minute network design changes, without rebuilding the entire network infrastructure.

Ease-of-Use

The modulator can be monitored and controlled via a comprehensive front panel menu or advanced web GUI, as well as via the Harmonic NMX Digital Service Manager video network management system.

RFI Reduction

The SMD 9300 reduces RFI using DVB-CID or default NIT table CID.

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