The scope of the ACCESS 2 project is the enhancement of the system management tools as well as the functional and hardware integration of the DVB-RCS terminal and POP-router, both activities focusing on the cost reduction objective. The enhanced system management tools has lowered the installation and operational costs and the terminal integration has substantially reduce the cost of the terminal for the end-user within the BtoB market. Optimized operational and capital costs for DVB-RCS services has allowed Newtec to further develop its market shares.
The following strategic partners were part of the ACCESS 2 development project led by Newtec:
Alcatel Alenia Space Antwerp (former Alcatel Bell Space) (Belgium) developed fault, resource and monitoring management on the existing AASA building blocks (RLP drive, ATM mux and FLE) and ported the RLP operating system from Sun OS to Linux .
Andrew, Skyware (Germany) with experience in volume manufacturing of transceivers, ODU and LNbs and developed a Ku-band transceiver (L-band interface between indoor and outdoor units).
Tellitec (Germany) with experience in acceleration of IP over satellite, used in this project for security and encryption features for the VPN Manager and for the integration of the VPN client into the new terminal.
The developments have been validated with the assistance of the existing installed base of 2Way-Sat operators.