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January 8th, 2013

iDirect... A Narrowband Win (Award)

[SatNews] VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect) has announced that TMC (a global media company) has named the...

...Evolution X1 satellite remote as a recipient of the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. iDirect introduced the Evolution X1 satellite remote in 2012 as a key element of its iDX 3.1 platform upgrade, enabling service providers to extend their market reach by supporting large-scale narrowband networks.

Large-scale narrowband networks represent a segment of the IP satellite communications market that is growing in size worldwide. With the X1 and iDX 3.1, iDirect partners can grow their revenues with new service offerings for energy and utilities, distance education, pipeline monitoring, business continuity, and point-of-sale customers. These markets require a bandwidth-efficient and energy-efficient satellite solution that is cost-effective to deploy, and is able to prioritize a mix of critical and non-critical applications over what is typically a very small return channel, as well as difficult outdoor environments.

The X1 combines a low power, compact satellite remote router with a highly efficient BUC and LNB, reducing the average power required for a given satellite terminal by as much as 50 percent. The X1 features a DVB-S2/ACM demodulator, TDMA modulator, VLAN functionality and Group QoS. iDirect also released an outdoor version of the X1, which features an IP67 weatherproof housing to withstand extreme temperatures and multiple power options, including AC, DC, or rechargeable batteries powered by solar or an alternative power source. The X1 is designed to extend satellite connectivity to a growing range of field applications such as substation automation, smart meter data collection and pipeline monitoring.