When it comes to planning and ensuring your long-term growth, iDirect’s innovations are forging the most intelligent path forward today.
For starters, a whole new wave of more than a dozen iDirect technologies and products dedicated to maximizing performance and efficiency are coming your way. See them all now up close in our Digital Preview Feature “Dial it Up”.
This new feature includes video interviews, product overviews and interactive charts that provide real-time insight into the development that’s ensuring iDirect customers are ready to dial up their DVB-S2 performance and prepare for the next level of throughput with DVB-S2X.
Here’s just a sample of what you’ll see and learn in the new Preview Feature:
Details on our two-step strategy for finding your path toward migrating to DVB-S2X at the right time for your organization, enabling you to maximize current hub investments and minimize the need for expensive dual-illumination.
A first look at our next-generation, high-powered line cards ─ with higher performance, higher MODCODs and DVB-S2X ready.
What the new 9-Series high-performance remotes, the fastest TDMA remote in iDirect history, will mean for you and your business.
The many benefits of a new family of Embedded Computing (EC) remotes. See how iDirect technology is joining with best-in-class third-party solutions from partners including Cisco®, XipLink™, Sevis® and others to open doors to delivering new, specialized services and more.
MSC Cruises has worked together with Marlink to launch a next-generation connectivity solution for its fleet with multi-band VSAT services. Working with Marlink, MSC Cruises will provide dynamic bandwidth to its 12 existing ships as well as the next-generation ships currently under construction, including MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside.
Marlink is installing a multi-band satellite communications solution that combines capacity on new Ku-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) and traditional Ku-band widebeam satellites. The upgrade builds on MSC Cruises existing VSAT network with new high throughput modems and a network configuration designed to handle larger amounts of capacity from different satellite operators.
The new satellite solution will be able to accommodate seasonal fluctuations in order to optimize MSC Cruises’ global dedicated “cloud of bandwidth.” This latest service upgrade also includes Marlink’s satellite back-up services for MSC Cruises offices on shore, and integration of terrestrial services for improved redundancy. Continue >
Posted onJune 14, 2016byiDirect.
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Satellite service providers must bring sophisticated networking capabilities to the customer end site to meet rising customer expectations. Enterprise requirements might include running multi-tenant networks, terminating Layer 2 services, routing for disaster recovery, and providing sophisticated data and network management.
iDirect’s X7-EC embedded computing remote allows service providers to achieve all these activities through the ability to deploy Cisco IOS® software at the network edge.
The Cisco 5921 Embedded Services Router (ESR) supports enterprise routing protocols for advanced end point management across an iDirect Evolution® Layer 2 over Satellite (L2oS) network. It’s equivalent to placing a Cisco routing box at the customer premise to create a natural demarcation for managed services.
The service provider is able to reinforce their VSAT networks with the same global-standards, exceptional reliability and security they find in terrestrial networks. And as satellite plays an increasingly important role in enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) across the globe, the introduction of the Cisco 5921 ESR to the VSAT market brings an effective solution for managing all end points across the VSAT network.
“iDirect is offering the Cisco 5921 ESR as one of the first deliverables of our partnership as a Cisco Solution Technology Integrator (STI). As the satellite industry continues to adopt industry networking standards and support seamless services end-to-end, this combination of our iDirect X7 Remote with a Cisco Router in a single box satisfies demand for more capabilities at customer sites in a cost-effective, highly efficient manner,” says Eric Watko Vice President, Integrated Solutions and Space Systems, iDirect. Read More
Posted onJune 9, 2016byiDirect.
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By Kevin Steen, VP of Global Sales and Chief Operating Officer, iDirect
When it comes to planning and ensuring your long-term growth, iDirect’s powerful next-generation technology and innovations are forging the most intelligent path forward today.
I’d like you to join us on the journey at IntelligentPathForward.com. Our goal is to share unprecedented visibility and context with iDirect partners into the full lineup of releases coming this year and next so you can capitalize on your next phase of growth.
We’ll show you both the broader perspective of where we’re headed as a technology industry leader … as well as the ground-level product detail you need to make the best choices for your business along the way. Most importantly, we’ll connect the dots between the innovations we’re delivering and how they will enable you to access more markets, better manage operational and capital costs, and create unique value for your customers. It all boils down to staying on the right path to growing your business for the long term.
The iDirect Intelligent Path Forward is your iDirect base camp for all the insights, background and intelligence you need in order to effectively execute on your business plans. Over the coming months we’ll be adding new pieces to the story, mile markers along the way, that demonstrate how the iDirect roadmap is aligned with your growth plans. For instance, today we’ll zero in on the re-engineering of our remote portfolio, and what this means for delivering specialized applications. Read More
Watch it now: XipLink CEO Jack Waters stopped by iDirect’s booth during Satellite 2016 and discussed the XipLink application on the X7-EC with Terry Neumann.
Satellite service providers have long valued XipLink’s suite of tools to resolve problems related to acceleration, compression and optimization to better utilize bandwidth and provide more efficient operation. Plus, the end-user experience is boosted through faster response times.
Normally, deploying XipLink technology requires installing separate hardware at the remote location – but this isn’t always possible and it adds complexity.
So iDirect worked with XipLink to offer its Virtual (XV) Optimization as an application that can be directly loaded into iDirect’s X7-EC embedded computing remote.
The X7-EC makes it far easier for service providers to utilize XipLink as part of an integrated, consolidated solution. The flexibility of installing one physical remote that can run additional third-party software to deliver specialized services is compelling.
XipLink capabilities such as TCP acceleration, data compression, link bonding and balancing, packet coalescing, and byte caching allow service providers to build a stronger business case for using satellite to support many different enterprise needs.
To learn more about the EC series, attend our upcoming webinar, “Bringing Powerful Applications to the Service Edge,” on June 14. Register here.
Join iDirect at Stand 1P3-01 at CommunicAsia 2016 to learn how we can help you gain the highest performance, achieve the greatest efficiencies, and capture maximum opportunities with your iDirect service.
We are innovating on all fronts, so stop by to see:
New Universal Line Cards (ULCs) with higher MODCODS and 4x return capacity – DVB-S2X ready
Range of high powered flexible remotes for all markets, including a new preview of our next generation DVB-S2X remote
Our highly scalable network management system, iDirect Pulse®, that enables enterprise scalability to support large networks, and enhances mobility management to simplify complex networks
Solutions that enable seamless end-to-end services, optimizations and improved user experience
Visit us at Stand 1P3-01 to see how we are enabling solutions that will allow you to offer advanced VSAT services across all markets with your iDirect platform. Read More
Demo conducted with SpeedCast leverages iDirect’s DVB-S2X technology, enables aggressive data rates for SpeedCast managed service offering designed to extend reach of mobile networks
iDirect announced that lab tests with SpeedCast International Ltd. have demonstrated GTP/LTE traffic being transmitted over a single iDirect SatHaul™ terminal at speeds over 350Mbps on the downstream and 90Mbps on the upstream. This proof-of-concept is critical in helping SpeedCast achieve a leading position in cellular backhaul provisioning and helping mobile operators extend the reach of their services via satellite connectivity. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
As demand for 4G/LTE service continues to escalate around the globe, SpeedCast is helping mobile operators scale their networks efficiently through delivery of a managed service offering, delivering high performance with no capital expenditures for the operator. Core to that strategy is choosing the right solution for mobile backhaul that can extend data connectivity into rural and remote areas, along with specialized environments, such as emergency services and disaster recovery, in a cost-effective manner while ensuring high service reliability.
With test results hitting 350Mbps on the downstream, iDirect’s DVB-S2X technology provides a proof-of-concept that essentially doubles previous levels of speed achieved in the market. Designed to provide a path to the most optimal ongoing network performance, iDirect’s DVB-S2X strategy puts SpeedCast in best position to match network speed and quality of service expectations, both today and going forward. Read More
A review of the applications of HTS services, the impact HTS systems are having on the market, and the financial performance against pre-launch projections.
The first time I saw SES CEO Karim Michel Sabbagh speak was at a CASBAA event in Hong Kong, which was one of the first times he addressed the satellite industry. He is a gifted public speaker — with an air about him very different from his predecessor, Romain Bausch — and spoke constantly of the satellite industry’s “right to play” in the global communications ecosystem. I was delighted this year that, after a highly successful opening general session at the SATELLITE 2016 Conference & Exhibition, I was able to catch up with Sabbagh and talk about his vision for SES. Having now been in the job well over a year, he talks candidly on many topics.
VIA SATELLITE: Could you tell us the significance of becoming the majority owner of O3b Networks?
Sabbagh: The acquisition of a controlling stake in O3b further strengthens our global network and capabilities. We expand our reach and portfolio, augment our capabilities and enhance the foundations for sustainable growth. SES and O3b are highly complementary, and expanding SES’ global GEO network with O3b’s unique MEO fleet is a game changer for us, since it leverages tremendous potential and adds significant value to our assets and our start-up investments. We also significantly augment our capabilities to offer data-centric applications and serve customers with scalable, flexible and very differentiated solutions in the enterprise, mobility and government verticals. Read More
Software Brings Enhanced TRANSEC, Performance and Efficiency to Company’s Next-Generation Satellite Communications Equipment
Herndon, Va., May 23, 2016 – iDirect Government (iDirectGov), a leading provider of satellite communications to the military and government, today unveils its Evolution 3.4.1 software, which powers the company’s next generation 9-Series portfolio of remotes and defense line cards. iDirectGov will showcase the new software release in the company’s booth, No. 1712, during the 2016 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), which runs today through May 26 in Tampa.
Evolution 3.4.1 delivers enhanced features in security, performance and efficiency to the 9-Series product line in support of the company’s defense and government customers whenever and wherever they need effective satellite communications. The software supports the 950mp, 900 and 9350 remotes as well as the DLC-T and DLC-R defense line cards – all from a single platform.
Offering the latest transmission security (TRANSEC) enhancements in the air, on land and at sea, the Evolution platform is Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Level 3 certifiable. The 9-series remotes and DLC line cards support dual-domain TRANSEC. One-Way TRANSEC is a new feature that secures broadcast traffic from the hub to a network of receive only remotes. Read More
Posted onMay 23, 2016byiDirect.
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Around the globe, throughput demands continue to surge. New applications are emerging across every market imaginable. For satellite service providers, being able to keep pace with demand for higher speeds and specialized market demands is paramount to success.
It starts with remote performance at the customer site. At iDirect, we continue to take performance levels to the next level with the introduction of remotes that are designed to deliver the very best in performance and specialized applications.
Take our Embedded Computing (EC) remotes, for example. By combining iDirect technology with “best in class” third-party solutions, we create a “one-box solution” that adds a computing platform to our remotes. This allows service providers to load custom applications that enhance the capabilities and deliver specialized services to meet specific market needs.
The EC series provides a complete solution through:
A reduction in hardware and energy footprint:
Consolidating solutions that would typically require use of a multi-box configuration into a 1U rack-mounted form factor saves valuable rack space and lowers power consumption
Simplified installation and decreased points of failure:
By reducing the hardware footprint, we simplify installation and decrease points of failure.
The delivery of specialized services to meet specific market needs:
This series of solution remotes offer enhanced functionality to iDirect remotes by adding extra processing power and memory to run approved software applications to deliver market specific solutions. Read More
Posted onMay 17, 2016byiDirect.
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