NewTec Releases Point&Play
[Satellite Today – 2-4-08] NewTec has released a new antenna pointing systems intended to eliminate installation costs associated with broadband over satellite systems, the company announced Feb. 4.
Dubbed Point&Play, the systems combines an antenna pointing tool combined with satellite modem software to allow an installer to position the antenna correctly. The systems does not require any computer pointing software and provides correct satellite identification and feedback on signal quality and correct satellite lock.
The system is part of NewTec’s Sat3Play systems and is aimed at increasing value for operators, service providers and installers as well as the end user.
“The installation of satellite broadband products has always been a complex process requiring specially trained professionals using expensive tools,” Tom De Baere, product marketing director at Newtec, said in a statement. Point&Play “simplifies the installation process, meaning it can be performed by multi-skilled professionals and even by the end users themselves. This lowers material and labor costs, opening up many new potential distribution channels. Point&Play allows satellite companies and Internet service providers to rethink their business models and cost structures. With no cost for installation, other avenues of business can be investigated.”