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March 6th, 2017

On the D.C. show floor... iDirect Government debuts airborne satellite routers for military missions...

Being unveiled during Satellite 2017 from iDirect Government (iDirectGov) is the company's high-speed 9-Series Airborne Satellite Remotes which will provide enhanced functionality in a variety of form factors to enable government organizations to use the best options for military missions.

Whether coordinating with ground elements, transmitting high-definition intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) video or conducting inflight mission planning, the 9-Series airborne product line is fast, secure and efficient. The 9-Series, which includes the 980 Airborne Satellite Router Board, the 9800 AE (ARINC 600 enclosure) and the 9800 AR (1RU enclosure), delivers as much as 45 Msps downstream and as much as 29 Msps upstream. These products incorporate transmission security (TRANSEC), designed to meet Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 and AES 256-bit link encryption standards.

The Airborne Satellite Routers are compatible beginning with iDirect Evolution and Velocity 1.3. They incorporate the OpenAMIP standard, which gives users the ability to select a variety of airborne antenna systems for their missions. The Airborne Satellite Routers range from 3 pounds to 17 pounds and encompass dimensions ranging from 4.88 inches wide, 15.03 inches deep and 7.62 inches tall to 19 inches wide, 21 inches deep and 1.73 inches tall. Additional features include:

  • Dual demodulators for make-before-break connectivity
  • TRANSEC zeroize capability
  • Built-in automatic uplink power
  • Frequency and timing control
  • Over-the-Air Security X.509 authentication
  • Open antenna modem interface protocol (OpenAMIP)
  • Ultra-high-speed communications on the move

John Ratigan, the President of iDirect Government, related that the 9-Series airborne product line features added security, power, speed and flexibility which enables routers flying at altitudes as high as 55,000 feet to not miss a beat in supporting government airborne operations. Geographically, these products can work anywhere in the world and bring enhanced features to warfighters, wherever they are deployed and for whatever communications missions they are engaged in.