iDirect’s team has been in Singapore this week attending one of the world’s largest satellite shows, CommunicAsia 2011. Traffic at the show has been fantastic; our VIP customer reception hosted over 80 customers and we’ve seen a lot of interest and excitement from regional and global operators around our newly release iDX 3.0 and SatManage Standard editions.
The iDX3.0 demo garnered quite a lot of interest- the SCPC Return feature resonated with many as a way to cost effectively manage their customer’s varying bandwidth requirements and heavy traffic, without having to invest in a dedicated SCPC platform. SatManage Standard edition really attracted some of our more regional service provider as they quickly deploy SatManage Standard to improve their operations, grow their business and increase customer loyalty. Join us for a special webinar on July 20 at 10 a.m. EST as we present SatManage Standard.
Simplified software offering targeted at mid-tier operators looking to optimize network operations and enhance customer management
Herndon, Va., June 20, 2011 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced it has released a new software edition for its award-winning SatManage system. SatManage Standard is a simplified, out-of-the-box software offering designed for satellite operators with small to mid-tier network deployments that want to improve their operations, grow their business and increase customer loyalty. Like the Enterprise edition, SatManage Standard includes a powerful suite of Web-based software tools that integrate, monitor and automate satellite networks and Network Operations Center (NOC)-based applications. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
SatManage Standard is specifically designed for mid-tier operators that have networks with up to 1,000 VSATs and less complex requirements for mobile remotes and extended reporting. SatManage Standard provides all the key functionality in the Enterprise edition, but without the extra mobility and traffic analysis features that are not relevant for smaller, fixed deployments. If an operators’ network size or complexity becomes large enough, they can easily upgrade from the Standard edition to the Enterprise edition.
The wait is over – iDirect’s iDX 3.0 Software has launched!
Learn about our latest iDX 3.0 software that provides you with the ability to succeed in any industry, with any networking configuration.
- TDMA and SCPC on the same platform for the first time
- Improved hub scalability with multi-channel demod
- Support for growing multicast services
- Optimize your iDirect networks while enabling new service revenues
There has never been a better time to upgrade! Please contact your iDirect sales representative for more information and visit the iDX 3.0 Software section on our website.
Register now for the iDX 3.0 Launch Webinar
When: Tuesday, Jun 21, 10-11am EST
Host: Tom Howell, Director Product Management
From Via Satellite Magazine
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iDirect has just released the findings of a major research project focused on VSAT communications in the maritime market. The survey was conducted by a third party consulting firm Stark Moore MacMillan whose background and knowledge of the maritime industry allowed them to undertake this project and provide detailed insights about the current market for satellite communications.
The research involved interviews with over 60 different maritime shipping companies from all regions of the world. The goal of the research was to understand the potential for VSAT, the knowledge and understanding of the technology, and the drivers and barriers to fitting VSAT. The companies interviewed comprise over 13% of the world’s commercial trading fleet over 1,000GT with a pretty even distribution between those companies that had adopted VSAT and those companies that had not yet fitted the technology.