A team from iDirect descended on Oslo, Norway this week to attend the Nor-Shipping exhibition. Nor-Shipping is one of the largest maritime shipping exhibitions in the world as over 30,000 people attend this 4 day event that takes place every two years. VSAT plays a major role in the maritime industry providing the necessary connectivity to improve the life of mariners at sea while increasing the productivity and business processes on board a vessel. Numerous iDirect partners exhibit at this event and it provided a great opportunity for the iDirect maritime team to catch up with those partners. It also provided a chance to check out some of the latest in technology and services being offered for maritime communications.
Wednesday evening, May 25th we hosted a dinner event for our service provider partners to thank them for their continued support in this growing market. We value the effort our partners make to promote iDirect and to build their maritime services on our platform. The feedback we receive at a show like this is very important as it gives us greater insight into the market requirements for our technology and a closer link with our partners and the ultimate end user of the iDirect equipment. Maritime will continue to be an important market for VSAT communications and we will continue to develop unique solutions to serve the increasing demand for broadband services.
We’ve posted pictures of the event and VIP dinner here.
CommunicAsia 2011 is right around the corner! With close to 40,000 trade attendees expected to participate, it is Asia’s largest Information and Communications Technology platform. Highly acclaimed as the choice business platform in Asia for many of the world’s biggest satellite companies, CommunicAsia2011 has not only brought back all the big names but has also attracted many more satellite communications companies. Start making your game plan now!
iDirect’s soon-to-be-released iDX 3.0 software brings TDMA and SCPC together for the first time on one platform. At the show you can be the first to see the behind-the-scenes of this exciting software release. Building on the power of the industry-leading Evolution® technology, iDX 3.0 is loaded with all the abilities you need to thrive in any industry, any network configuration. Stop by for a demonstration at stand 1N3-07. And be sure to stick around for our VIP customer reception on Tuesday, June 21, 16.00-18.00. Join us and learn more about iDX 3.0 – direct from the team behind this landmark release.
There’s lots more going on at iDirect stand #1N3-07 …
By Mark Holmes – Via Satellite
With demands for bandwidth set to increase, satellite players are vying to supply the crowded maritime sector with more effective communications solutions, as shipping operators look to satellite to boost their performance.
Maritime is one of the most exciting sectors for satellite companies, as shipping companies look to beef up their communications and entertainment capabilities. Improved connectivity is becoming a vital tool for improving overall efficiency and reducing costs as well as retaining an experienced crew, important considerations for shipping operators during tough economic times.
Based on WTA’s groundbreaking reports, WTA will be delivering Webinars to further explore the topics and results that are pushing the industry to take action.
2011 Satellite Operator Benchmarks Webinars June 8, 9 and 10
WTA’s Satellite Operator Benchmarks report provides satisfaction ratings and feedback from teleport executives around the world on the commercial practices and operational performance of the top four satellite operators. That report now comes to life in WTA’s Webinars, led by report author and WTA Executive Director Robert Bell. Get inside the report and learn more about the dynamic relationship between satellite and teleport operators. Be part of the discussions that will contribute to a stronger industry.
To read more and register, click here.
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.