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March 12th, 2019

iDirect Government’s 9-Series Product Family Gains WGS Certification

iDirect Government (iDirectGov) has received Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) certification for the company’s 9-Series Defense portfolio of satellite routers and line cards operating on Evolution 3.4 software.

The new U.S. Army certification (18-004), along with certification 18-001, confirms that all Evolution 3.4 hardware and software will operate on the WGS constellation with no performance certification restrictions, enabling enhanced military communications. The certification includes the 900 Satellite Router board, 9350 Satellite Router, the 950mp, 9050 OM, Tactical Hub and DLC-T and DLC-R line cards.

The 9-Series Defense products underwent stringent evaluation and testing as part of the U.S. Army’s certification process. The WGS certification ensures that iDirectGov’s 9-Series Defense products work effectively with WGS to support military missions.

The new WGS certification builds upon iDirectGov’s existing high-quality certifications that include TL 9000 and ISO 9001:2008 quality certifications. These recognitions validate its demonstrated ability to provide the highest quality levels of design, development, production, delivery, installation, and maintenance of information and communications technology products including hardware, software and services.

The WGS supports the Department of Defense (DoD) by providing MILSATCOM worldwide at no additional cost to the services and provides Beyond-Line-Of-Sight (BLOS) reach-back and in-theater communications capabilities to the military’s operations worldwide.

Executive Comment

John Ratigan, President of iDirect Government, said the new WGS certification validates the company's 9-Series Defense line and Evolution 3.4 as the ‘go to’ communications solutions for military communications requirements worldwide, and the company is committed to play a part in keeping the military connected as they defend the nation. The WGS certification confirms what customers know — that iDirect Government is dedicated to delivering high-quality military satellite communications solutions to ensure that those deployed in the field have critical clear lines of communication needed for mission success and system reliability. This newest certification highlights the effort of our engineers who have worked to bring the latest technology to the market, earning this recognition.