Category Archives: Product

iDirect Launches New Standard Edition of SatManage

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.
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iDX 3.0 Software – Now Available!

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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

Optimize your Network with XipLink and iDirect

iDirect recently introduced XipLink XA appliances to its product portfolio to provide IP optimization. This was led by the introduction of XipLink Hub Optimizations (XHO) for single-sided compression for web traffic, but there are more benefits from two-way solutions that bracket both sides of the iDirect network. One benefit is optimizing your VoIP and other UDP, using Xiplink Real Time or XRT, to save up to 50% bandwidth and increase the scale of your iDirect network.  These bandwidth savings are achieved without compromising voice quality, which is critical in ensuring user satisfaction. 

XipLink Real Time (“XRT”) is an optimization capability that compresses headers, and coalesces and prioritizes VOIP and UDP for significantly more bandwidth and packet efficiency. XRT optimizes any small IP packets, in particular VoIP, and Skype or other UDP/TCP applications.  Benefits are not just bandwidth reduction, but a dramatic drop in the PPS through the network for increased scalability; plus, it works in coordination with the iDirect GQoS solution.

XRT first uses Robust Header Compression (ROHC), the most modern technique for header compression.  It has the ability to compress IP, UDP and RTP headers.  A typical VOIP call will be reduced from 40 bytes (IP/UDP/RTP) of header to six or less with ROHC. 
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iDirect Expands Product Portfolio With New Optimization Solutions From Xiplink

New capabilities help network operators improve bandwidth utilization and enhance end-user experience

Herndon, Va., May17, 2011 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that it will offer new Web and UDP optimization solutions through a reseller agreement with XipLink, Inc., a technology leader in wireless bandwidth optimization. The new optimization solutions work with iDirect’s line of satellite hubs and remote routers to enhance the end-user’s Web browsing experience, enable increased voice call volume, as well as provide overall bandwidth savings for network operators. The optimization software is an option for iDirect’s recently expanded range of XipLink acceleration appliances. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

Through the new XipLink Hub Optimizations (XHO) solution, iDirect is able to provide advanced compression of http traffic that enables network operators to improve performance, reducing bandwidth requirements by up to 30 percent. Bundled with the XA-30K and XA-10K products, XHO software can be installed as a single-sided solution. Used alongside an iDirect hub to complement iDirect’s built-in Quality of Service and acceleration features, it delivers an exceptional end-user browsing experience. The XHO software was recently awarded the 2011 Teleport Technology of the Year award by the World Teleport Association.
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iDirect Product Developments and Roadmap Plans

At the 2011 iDirect Global Partner Summit we were excited to present our newest product developments and future roadmap plans to our customers.

Here are a few highlights:

iDX 2.3 was launched on April 1, 2011. Not an April Fools’ joke, iDX 2.3 is the latest Evolution software release including TRANSEC with ACM, FIPS 140-2 Level 1 compliant software and FIPS 140-2 Level 2 compliant hardware.

This release is focused on features essential for our Defence customers.

iDX 3.0 is a much anticipated release for our enterprise, maritime and energy customers and cellular providers. This release brings multi-channel demodulation and SCPC Return for lower total cost of ownership, as well as new service offerings and efficiency gains. iDX 3.0 is an extremely compelling release for all Evolution customers and iNFINITI customers looking to upgrade. Find out more details by watching the video.

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iDX 2.3 is now live!

We told you about iDX 2.3 and we’re excited to announce the wait is over! Specifically designed for our defense and government customers, iDX 2.3 is our latest software release that offers DVB-S2 TRANSEC over Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), Transmit Keyline and FIPS 140-2 compliancy.

With our latest innovations in TRANSEC and FIPS compliance, this software release is ideal for communications-on-the-move, emergency response, and command and control applications in the field. 

Contact us today to learn how iDX 2.3 can help your business achieve greater security standards.

iDX 2.3 will be here in just a few days!

We told you about iDX 2.3 and we’re excited to announce the wait is nearly over! Specifically designed for our defense and government customers, iDX 2.3 is our latest software release that offers DVB-S2 TRANSEC over Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), Transmit Keyline and FIPS 140-2 compliancy.

With our latest innovations in TRANSEC and FIPS compliance, this software release  is ideal for communications-on-the-move, emergency response, and command and control applications in the field.

Contact us today to learn how iDX 2.3 can help your business achieve greater security standards.

iDirect Introduces New Features For Defense And Government Customers

iDX 2.3 software upgrade offers improved security and advancements in mobility and hardware capabilities

Herndon, Va., March 29, 2011 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that it has expanded its government and defense feature set. The iDX 2.3 release expands iDirect’s TRANSEC security capabilities, adds new FIPS 140-2 Level 2-compliant remote and line cards capable of supporting multiple return channels, and introduces a new feature that extends the battery life of portable satellite terminals. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

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iDX 3.0 Overview Presentation

Satellite 2011’s Quality of Service (QoS) Program

The Satellite 2011 pre-conference program featured a session on “Quality of Service.” Panel members included three iDirect customers ( CapRock, Globecomm and RigNet ), an independent consultant, and VP of networking from Hughes. Three key points came out of the panel discussion:

First was a reminder that not all elements of a network apply QoS in the same way and operators need to be knowledgeable of all elements in their network. Often they will need to work closely with equipment vendors, particularly their satellite equipment vendors, to ensure proper end-to-end operation of QoS in their network.

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