By David Bettinger
iDirect CTO and Senior VP, Engineering
As 2010 winds down, we take stock of several notable moments and opportunities. The satellite industry saw robust growth in key industries; a positive sign for our partners. At iDirect, we made a concerted effort to continue to enhance the capabilities of existing technologies allowing our partners to deliver more bandwidth at a lower cost, ensure higher availability and reliability, offer a broader mix of services, and, most important, grow and differentiate their business.
In 2010, iDirect released the fourth major software upgrade to Evolution. With iDX 2.1, we have expanded the power of DVB-S2, delivering several new capabilities, such as faster data processing speeds for enhanced efficiency gains and network scalability improvements.
Each year, the World Teleport Association (WTA) ranks our industry operators in their Top Teleport Operators lists. These are the cream of the crop, recognized for offering excellent service and for growing their business. In 2010, eleven iDirect operators made the WTAs Fast Twenty list—congratulations!
By Michel Zimet
iDirect Director, Vertical Marketing, Energy and Utilities
Utility companies worldwide are investing in smart grid strategies to make their current electrical grid infrastructure more intelligent, reliable and efficient. The smart grid offers many advantages, such as lowering costs by automating monitoring and management functions, gathering data in real time to help prevent outages as well as to tackle them more quickly, and improving effectiveness via monitoring and optimizing energy usage.
Group Quality of Service (GQoS), iDirect’s award-winning bandwidth allocation algorithm, offers many opportunities to greatly improve performance. With GQoS, network operators will realize a significant increase in bandwidth management capabilities when prioritizing traffic for customers in a shared network environment.