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May 22nd, 2017

CommunicAsia2017 — iDirect Has a High iQ ... Provides Smart Boost with iQ Desktop 

VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), has initiated live testing of their new iQ Desktop remote, Intelligent Gateway and DVB-S2X software (iDX 4.0) in large-scale fixed networks.

This launch phase follows the recently conducted Over-the-Air (OTA) tests of the iQ Desktop with Inmarsat, Intelsat and SES, consistently achieving efficiency gains of 5.7 bps/Hz. Note: iDirect will showcase its DVB-S2X product suite at CommunicAsia2017 in Singapore from May 23 - 25. Please visit the firm at stand IP3-01.
The iQ Desktop supports a full range of DVB-S2X MODCODS up to 256APSK 3/4 and aggregate throughput up to 200 Mb/s. The initial release of the iQ Desktop is targeted for large-scale fixed networks for broadband, education and enterprise applications. Through a software upgradeable design, the iQ Desktop enables service providers to license additional throughput and mobility capabilities to meet growing end-user needs, while extending the deployment life of the remote.
With the Intelligent Gateway, iDirect introduces a more cost-effective way to scale teleport and hub-side infrastructure through virtualization. Now supporting DVB-S2X outbound carrier throughput greater than 500 Mb/s, the Intelligent Gateway provides a 10x improvement in Protocol Processor (PP) density and performance while future proofing the gateway infrastructure for large-scale network growth.
David Harrower, VP of International Sales and Business Development of VT iDirect, relayed that the firm's partners need a DVB-S2X solution to enables them to cost-effectively scale very large networks and to give them the flexibility to meet expanding end-user requirements without swapping in new hardware. Together, the iQ Desktop and Intelligent Gateway represent a game-changing growth strategy for the firm's partners. Now that live testing has begun, iDirect will be able to build on the record-breaking efficiency achievements realized by the technology in over-the-air testing.