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The Pentatranspack Solution

The current investment in VSAT networks is based on the DVB-S transmission standard that is now facing obsolescence. The new-generation DVB-S2 technology delivers significantly enhanced network efficiency, with about a 30% savings from improved satellite space segment utilization.   Rather than replacing the VSAT itself, a simple and cost-effective upgrade can solve the DVB-S2 compliance requirement.  The new pentatranspack trans-modulation solution from PentaStream enables a smooth, quick, economical migration path to improve existing VSAT assets.

Minimal logistic efforts are required to implement the PENTATRANSPACK upgrade, and the quick ROI payback is estimated at 5-7 months.  

The PentaStream PENTATRANSPACK is a unique trans-modulation device designed as a practical and trouble-free way to migrate existing VSAT networks to DVB-S2.  The PENTATRANSPACK is an indoor unit simply installed by the end user between the LNB and the VSAT. 

The PENTATRANSPACK operates as a transparent and integral upgrade to the network. The PENTATRANSPACK makes it simple and cost effective to migrate to the more efficient DVB-S2 standard, thus leveraging the current investment in the VSAT network.

Why DVB-S2 ?

DVB-S2 is the second-generation standard for satellite broadcasting, which is now widely adopted. The new specification benefits from recent developments in channel coding (LDPC codes) combined with a variety of modulation formats (QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK and 32APSK). This more efficient technology yields  increased transmission capacity along with an approximately 30% improvement in space segment utilization.

Pentatranspack Specifications


Receiver DVB-S2 mode

Modulation           QPSK, 8PSK

Channel Rate        up to 90Mbps

Roll-off factors     0.2, 0.25, 0.35           

Coding                 LDPC and BCH decoder as for DVB-S2 requirements

Code Rates          ½, 3/5, 2/3, ¾, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10

Framing                DVB-S2 framing


IF Freq                  1GHz

Symbol rate          27Msps

Code Rate            7/8

Signal level           -55 dBm +/- 5 dB

Standard              DVB-S

Connector            Type F, 75 Ohms.

Receiver DVB-S mode

Modulation           QPSK

Channel Rate        up to 72.7 Mbps

Roll-off factors     0.35

Coding                 Convolution with Reed Solomon

Code Rates          ½, 2/3, ¾, 5/6, 6/7, 7/8

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions          3 cm x 8 cm x 14 cm (HxWxD)

Power                   12VDC, 5W

Weight                 0.5 Kg


Receiver RF

Input Freq            950-2150MHz

Signal Level          -35 to -65 dBm

Symbol Rates       1 to 45 Msps

Input connector    Type F, 75 Ohms.

Standard Compliance:

Safety                   TUV/cTUVus; CE

EMI/EMC               FCC part 15, Class B

                             EN 55022, EN 55024, EN61000

                             AS/NZS CISPR 22

Control & Monitor:

Connector            Dsub9 Female

Protocol               CLI

Physical                RS232, 8,n,1, 9600

LED                      Power on/signal detect/TX state

Environmental Conditions

Operating Temp.  0 to 50 C.

Storage Temp.      -25 to +85 C

Humidity:              5% to 95% non-condensing

Altitude                 Up to 10,000 Feet