Satnews Daily
December 31st, -0001

iDirect... Success With Security (MILSATCOM)

[SatNews] The Company's government and defense feature set has been expanded...

VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), has released iDX 2.3 that expands the Company’s TRANSEC security capabilities, adds new FIPS 140-2 Level 2-compliant remote and line cards capable of supporting multiple return channels, and introduces a new feature that extends the battery life of portable satellite terminals. iDX 2.3 brings together two significant iDirect platform capabilities: TRANSEC and DVB-S2 with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM). iDirect’s TRANSEC-compliant software and hardware brings the highest level of security to a shared bandwidth system. ACM automatically optimizes link performance, balancing efficiency and availability as link conditions change due to adverse weather and satellite spectrum conditions. With iDX 2.3, iDirect has enabled TRANSEC over DVB-S2/ACM networks. Each remote deployed in a TRANSEC-secure network will be able to achieve optimal data throughput by utilizing the most efficient coding and modulation scheme at any moment in time. Networks that run DVB-S2/ACM typically experience bandwidth efficiency gains of 50 percent over non-DVB-S2 systems.

Through iDX 2.3, iDirect is adding a new capability to its e850mp satellite router board that significantly increases the amount of time an e850mp-powered terminal is able to operate on battery power for ultra-lightweight, man-portable applications. Called Transmit Key Line, the feature conserves power by turning off the BUC’s Power Amplifier (PA) when not in use. This innovation adds greater portability to Communications-on-the-Move (COTM) units, as well as emergency response and command-and-control field applications. iDX 2.3 also introduces the Evolution eM0DM, a military-grade, multi-channel, demod-capable line card, as well as a full lineup of FIPS 140-2 Level 2-compliant line cards and remotes. The eM0DM line card will be available in two versions — non-FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and FIPS 140-2 Level 2-compliant. The line card can be activated to support up to 4 or 8 return channels through a future software upgrade, enabling service providers and end users to maximize hub chassis space and lower hardware costs. In addition, the eM1D1 line card, e8350, iConnex e800 and e850mp remotes are available in FIPS 140-2 Level 2-compliant versions.