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October 10th, 2017

New Service Deployed in the Middle East by Bentley Walker Using iDirect DVB-S2X Tech

Bentley Walker has launched a live DVB-S2X satellite service that leverages iDirect’s iQ Desktop and iDX 4.0 software.

Artistic rendition of the HYLAS Avanti-2 satellite.

The company will deploy the new service in the Middle East with capacity from Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite. The DVB-S2X-based service will target a range of end users including consumer markets, small-to-medium enterprises, large corporate companies, Wi-Fi hotspots and military organizations.

The iQ Desktop features dual Gigabit Ethernet VLAN-aware networking ports and a very small form factor ideal for prosumer, broadband access, and enterprise networks. A board and a rackmount version will also be available as part of the iQ Series.

iDirect’s DVB-S2X technology allows Bentley Walker to leverage the benefits of Avanti’s HTS Ka-band capacity, supporting MODCODs up to 256APSK, to significantly increase network efficiency and performance. The iQ remote supports a high number of traffic sessions and delivers over 100 Mbps for a high-quality, cost-effective solution. Furthermore, with the software-defined iQ remote, Bentley Walker can adapt its service to future customer requirements by licensing additional throughput and networking capabilities.
Anthony Walker, CEO of Bentley Walker, said that the iQ Desktop is a game changer for the firm's business, unlocking a new era of satellite connectivity and opens new opportunities. The company believes that iDirect has the best DVB-S2X product in the market and gives the firm a true leadership edge. As iDirect expands the iQ series product line, Bentley Walker will continue to deepen investment to bring continuous value to customers, staying ahead of demand in this dynamic market.

Dave Harrower, Sr. Vice President, Global Sales, iDirect, said this has been a tremendous opportunity to work with a pioneering service provider to test and now deploy the company's next-generation DVB-S2X technology.
The Bentley Walker team will be attending the Gitex Technology Week exhibition, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on October 8 and looks forward to talking to customers about the success of the new service.