Broadcast Satellite Modulator
A future-proof platform for high-bandwidth, high-efficiency video distribution via satellite
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.
- 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
Learn more about the future-proof platform for high-bandwidth, high-efficiency video distribution via satellite.
SMD 9300 Features
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.
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%.
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.
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.
The SMD 9300 reduces RFI using DVB-CID or default NIT table CID.