IBC Expo: Forsway’s next generation Odin F-60 hybrid satellite terminal now available with Symphony 4 integrated solution from Montage LZ

IBC Expo, Amsterdam, September 7th, 2023: In a new cooperation, Forsway, a provider of innovative, cost-efficient solutions for enabling broadband connectivity in underserved regions, today announced its collaboration with Montage LZ Technologies and Zinwell, for the Forsway Odin F-60 series of hybrid satellite terminals. The next generation Forsway satellite terminal, manufactured by strategic partner, Zinwell, is now available with fully integrated Symphony 4 IC product from industry leading fabless semiconductor IC provider, Montage LZ Technologies.

Product preview available at IBC Expo, Amsterdam, at the Montage LZ Suite

  • A preview of the Forsway Odin F-60 hybrid connectivity satellite terminal and product details featuring Montage LZ hardware will be available during IBC Expo, Sept. 15-18, Amsterdam, on the Montage LZ Suite in Hall 1
  • Representatives from Forsway, Montage LZ and Zinwell will be available during IBC.

-“Montage LZ bring extensive expertise in front line chip development for hybrid terminals,” says Edvin Lindqvist, CTO at Forsway. “Their latest chipset includes functionality for high bandwidth IP data reception from satellite using the latest DVB standards (DVB-S2X and GSE) – a perfect fit for Forsway’s hybrid terminal. Combining state of the art design from Zinwell, we see the joint collaboration with Forsway as a strong product offering for global volume customers, and the potential for additional new product lines.”

“Forsway’s innovative hybrid satcom hardware and technology offering enables service operators to provide broadband services to users in underserved markets,” says Hugh Napier, Senior Business Development Director (EMEA) at Montage LZ. “We are pleased to partner with Zinwell and Forsway, leveraging the latest benchmark IC technologies from Montage LZ to deliver a high-quality and innovative terminal product to the European market and markets in need of volume deployment to connect vast regions that still lack reliable internet access – with aims of expanding deployment globally in the future.”

Connecting the underserved
Forsway products provide improved broadband access in regions that experience fragmented or insufficient connectivity. The company’s unique hybrid solutions enable operators and service providers to offer reliable connectivity offerings in both emerging markets and rural areas in industrialized nations.

About Forsway’s Odin F-60
Forsway Odin F-60 is a low-cost, high-performance satellite router developed for hybrid IP services by tapping a combination of satellite and terrestrial data. The benchmark technology and equipment harness DVB-S2/Xand ACM with the ability to combine a wide range of terrestrial return channels.


 Key Features

  • Higher throughput; up to 200 Mbit/s (satellite to LAN)
  • Internal expandable storage for content delivery use cases
  • Internal LTE module (in F-60 Pro edition)
  • Supports DVB-S2X and GSE for improved satellite   bandwidth efficiency
  • Integrated high performance Wi-Fi 5 access point
  • Support for running edge workloads

Integrated technology highlights on Symphony 4 product from Montage LZ

  • 4500+1000 DMIPs CPU performance
  • DVB-S/S2/S2X/GSE demodulator embedded
  • VP8/VP9/HEVC/H.264 & 1080P60 decoder
  • HDR10/HLG/SL-HDR1 supported
  • 10/100M ethernet MAC&PHY, and USB/SDIO interface for WIFI/Bluetooth
  • Web Browser, Widevine L1 and Playready SL3000 secure harden DRM support


About Forsway Scandinavia AB

Forsway’s unique, innovative products and technology solutions combine satellite with existing telecom networks enabling broadband services for large demographics of users in underserved markets lacking reliable internet access. Forsway’s unique solutions eliminate the need to deploy additional network infrastructure, creating significant time and cost savings for operators and service providers. The Forsway Xtend ecosystem is a complete toolkit and cost-effective hybrid satellite extension challenging the traditionally high cost of connecting hard-to-reach, underserved markets – rural areas in both emerging and established markets. Xtend is designed to remove the complexity of rolling-out satellite broadband to regions with limited infrastructure and monetize unused operator bandwidth. Learn more at www.forsway.com and follow us on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and YouTube.

About Montage LZ Technologies

Montage LZ Technologies is an industry leading fabless semiconductor IC provider focusing on intelligent home entertainment market. The company offers highly integrated and flexibly customized STB solutions for DVB/IPTV/OTT applications. Based on its cutting-edge technology platform and solid background in STB industry, Montage LZ is able to deliver optimized total solutions for evolving demand in home entertainment through continuous innovation, efficient operation, and outstanding product quality. Learn more at http://www.montage-lz.com.

About Zinwell
Zinwell was founded in Taiwan in 1981 and went public in 1999. Zinwell has grown to be a leading provider of Digital Cable / Satellite / Terrestrial receiving equipment, Broadcast and Broadband Communication equipment, IPTV receiving equipment, Wireless equipment, 5G and IoT products in Taiwan. Based on extensive experience and expertise in a global market, Zinwell has laid the groundwork for long-term development and future-oriented innovation. Our highly skilled team works continuously to foster technical know-how, products, and a partnership that creates future value for our customers, prioritising creativity, and a focus on the newest latest technological trends. Zinwell makes your life well. 

Media Contacts

Leslie Johnsen
Communications Director
Mob: +47 41 45 80 43
Email: leslie.johnsen@forsway.com

Angela Lu

Chester Wu 吳建承
VP, Sales Division II
Mob: +886-933-129-019