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
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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.
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.
On Tuesday, May 24, iDirect held a webinar, “iDirect’s New Optimization Solutions from XipLink,” with XipLink’s CEO Jack Waters and a few special guests. In case you missed it, you can watch it here.
- XipLink Hub Optimization (XHO) solution – provides compressed http traffic that enables operators to reduce bandwidth by up to 30 percent
- XipLink Real-Time (XRT) UDP optimization software – optimize your network through dramatic data packet efficiency improvement with an up to four times reduction in small UDP packets
- Reducing expenses and increasing your competitiveness in the marketplace
We also had an informative Q&A session, so tune in!
Thanks to all who participated!