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July 6th, 2010

iDirect... New Transport Treats For Teleports

SatNews —Bentley Walker, a major satellite operator headquartered in the UK, has purchased two iDirect 5IF Hubs to expand services via Eutelsat SkyLogic’s teleports in Turin and Cagliari, Italy. Bentley Walker will leverage iDirect’s latest software release, iDX 2.1, to deliver a variety of network services across EMEA and South America.

Bentley Walker will use its upgraded network infrastructure to expand its satellite coverage and offer new services to its growing customer base. The providers’ EMEA network currently delivers satellite broadband to small and home office customers for core business applications including Internet, VoIP and video conferencing. The additional iDirect hubs enable Bentley Walker to utilize increased bandwidth capacity on Eutelsat’s Premier W Series Satellites W2, W6, and W7, to provide extensive coverage over the EMEA region. With this added capacity, Bentley Walker will broaden its reach across Africa and introduce coverage in South America for military and high-end enterprise customers. Additionally, the company will offer leased capacity to Virtual Network Operator (VNO) providers who do not own any telecommunications infrastructure.

Bentley Walker’s infrastructure upgrade is built on iDirect’s latest software release, iDX 2.1, as part of the provider’s continued investment in next generation technology. The release further enhances the DVB-S2 efficiency gains of Evolution and iDX 2.0 to allow Bentley Walker to deliver more bandwidth at a lower cost to its customers. iDX 2.1 features several new capabilities including software optimizations designed to yield up to a 15 percent improvement in packet-per-second (PPS) performance, a new bandwidth allocation algorithm for iDirect’s powerful and versatile Group QoS technology, and scalability enhancements that enable service providers to support up to 5,000 remotes on a single network. Further, Evolution’s built-in Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) technology continually adjusts link performance during bad weather to ensure that Bentley Walker can maintain link availability even during rain fade.