SIG worked closely with operators and manufacturers to play an integral role in the inception of Carrier ID (CID), and in its adoption as a DVB standard by lobbying the FCC.

CID is an embedded code containing contact information, which enables the satellite operators to quickly and easily identify the source of an interfering transmission. The latest version, DVB-CID, adds a low power spread spectrum carrier on top of the carrier, meaning that the correct transmission doesn’t need to be interrupted to identify the interfering carrier, this minimising impact.

The major operators have detection systems in place and most have completed their own internal work on adding CID to all transmissions. 95% of all Modulators and an ever increasing number of DSNG Encoders (in excess of 50% of total market) now have DVB-CID available.

It is now a requirement that:

  • CID should be included in all SCPC and MCPC video and data transmissions.
  • All satellite operators should use CID on all customer uplink transmission services.

Below are links to further resources relating to the new DVB CID Standard:

Eutelsat has also setup a dedicated email for any CID related enquiries concerning its satellites or tools.

CID Ready Products* This list is not necessarily exhaustive!

Company Product NIT CID? DVB CID?
Adtec Digital EN-80 Yes No
Adtec Digital EN-81 Yes No
Adtec Digital EN-100 Yes Yes
Adtec Digital EN-200 Yes Yes
Adtec Digital EN-30 Yes Yes
Adtec Digital EN-31 Yes Yes
ATEME Kyrion CM5000 Yes Yes
Comtech EF Data CDM-425 No Yes
Comtech EF Data CDM-570A/L, CDM-570A/L-IP & CDM-570A/L-IPEN No Yes
Comtech EF Data CDM-625 & CDM-625-EN No Yes
Comtech EF Data CDM-625A, CDM-625A-EN & CDMER-625A No Yes
Comtech EF Data CDM-760 No Yes
Comtech EF Data DM240XR No Yes
Comtech EF Data MCDD-100 No Yes
DTV Innovations Titan Video Encoder Yes Yes
DTV Innovations Gryphon PVE-2 encoder Yes Yes
DTV Innovations Gryphon PVE-3 encoder Yes Yes
DTV Innovations Vyper 7 satellite modulator Yes Yes
DTV Innovations Chimera RM
DTV Innovations Chimera CP Satellite Video Encoder
DTV Innovations Vyper 1000 Satellite Modulator
MediaKind M6100 Satellite Modulator
MediaKind AVP 3000 DSNG Encoder
Harmonic Ellipse 1000 Contribution Encoder Yes No
Harmonic Ellipse 2000 Contribution Encoder Yes No
Harmonic Ellipse 3100 Contribution Encoder Yes No
Harmonic Ellipse 3200 Contribution Encoder Yes No
Harmonic Ellipse 3102 Contribution Encoder Yes No
Harmonic Ellipse 3202 Contribution Encoder Yes Yes
Newtec M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator Yes Yes
Newtec MDM6000 Satellite Modem No Yes
Newtec MDM6100 Broadcast Satellite Modem Yes Yes
Newtec MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway Yes Yes
Newtec MDM9000 Satellite Modem No Yes
Newtec all future SCPC products No Yes
NovelSat NS1000 Modulator Yes Yes
NovelSat NS3000 Modem Yes Yes
NTT Electronics HE5100S   Encoder  (v4.0 and above) Yes No
NTT Electronics HVE9100S Encoder  (v7.0 and above) Yes No
NTT Electronics HVE9200   Encoder  (v2.0 and above) Yes No
NTT Electronics HVE9110   Encoder Yes No
NTT Electronics HVE9210   Encoder Yes No
NTT Electronics HVE9230   Encoder Yes No
NTT Electronics XVE9310   Encoder Yes No
Sencore SMD 989 Future Roadmap Q3 2013
Teamcast Jupiter Yes
Teamcast Vyper Yes Yes
Upcom Series 250 modulators Yes
Upcom Series 350 modulators Yes
Work Microwave DVB S2 Modulator Yes
Work Microwave DVB S2 Modem Yes

*Some of these products are yet to be verified by IRG members. The list will be updated shortly.