Satnews Daily
September 17th, 2019

iDirect Government Acquires Glowlink and Gains Satellite Interference and SATCOM Expertise and Technologies

Glowlink's Jeffrey Chu (left) and iDirect Government's John Ratigan shake hands regarding the acquisition.

iDirect Government, a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering iDirect, has acquired Glowlink Communications Technologies, Inc., a Mountain View, California, leader in innovative solutions for mitigating satellite interference and improving the quality of satellite communications.

As a result, Glowlink will add intellectual property, engineering personnel and proprietary technologies to iDirect Government’s family and product portfolio including Communication Signal Interference Removal (CSIR™) anti-jam technology and associated products that will benefit defense and government SATCOM customers globally.

iDirect Government’s bandwidth-efficient, scalable and highly secure satellite solutions are deployed throughout government and defense agencies worldwide. This enables critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), airborne, maritime and communications on the move (COTM) connectivity to support force protection, logistics, situational awareness, disaster recovery and emergency response.

Glowlink is an industry leader in innovative solutions for fighting satellite interference and improving the quality and integrity of satellite communications. Products span carrier and spectrum monitoring, interference detection and mitigation, geolocation and satellite capacity planning which will directly complement the iDirect Government product line.

John Ratigan, President of iDirect Government, said adversaries have increasingly sophisticated capabilities to jam transmissions over any satellite or a digitally modulated carrier, and the CSIR signal excision anti-jam solution provides immediate benefits to the company's user community. The best-in-breed CSIR anti-jam technology does not require additional bandwidth compared to existing technologies. This saves customers costs while helping the military overcome threats. Additionally, the nation's military and government customers now will have the best engineering teams from both companies to accelerate innovation cycles, resulting in a fast time to market with anti-jam technology to support their critical connectivity needs whenever and wherever they may be located.