The Series 11000 Tactical Hub has now been released by iDirect Government (iDirectGov), who provide MILSATCOM products and services to military and government concerns—this new hub brings flexibility, agility and efficiency to warfighters, first responders, disaster recovery personnel and field operators.
The iDirect Series Tactical Hub is a ruggedized, compact, durable and deployable solution that is easy to set up due to its reduced size, weight and power (SWaP). Weighing approximately 20 pounds in a 2RU chassis, the Tactical Hub comes embedded with the nexgen of defense line cards—the DLC-T and DLC-R. The DLC-T supports as much as 45 mega-symbols per second (Msps) downstream and is capable of providing one-way transmission security (TRANSEC) to secure broadcast traffic. The DLC-R supports upstream traffic as much as 15 Msps in single time division multiple access (TDMA) carrier mode and as much as 29 Msps composite in multi-channel mode—nearly four times the increase in aggregate throughput compared to previous line cards.
The new Tactical Hub is powered by Evolution software and works with the Evolution Series remotes. The Tactical Hub comes bundled with a small form factor network management system (NMS), protocol processor and layer-3 switch. The complete bundle occupies 5RU of network rack space with a depth of 20 inches. The bundle includes a four-channel TDMA license to enable operators to take advantage of the DLC-R’s multi-channel capabilities.
The Tactical Hub features:
- Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 (certification pending), with TRANSEC
- Embedded RCM-PPS module
- Variable temperature-controlled fans
- Field-replaceable power supply
According to John Ratigan, the President of iDirect Government, the Series 11000 Tactical Hub features added power, speed, flexibility and communications-on-the-pause. The hub is secure and can work anytime and anywhere—from remote locations to urban dwellings.