Milestones

2017

  • Appoints Kevin Steen as President & CEO
  • New iQ Series remote operates in excess of 350Mbps at nearly 6 bps/Hz in over-the-air testing
  • World’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer with 36% market share, COMSYS reports
  • World leader in IP hub sales – 3,500+ iDirect hubs
  • 350,000+ active iDirect remotes installed worldwide

2016

  • Launches new iQ Series family of remotes, built on a revolutionary new DVB-S2X ASIC chipset
  • Launches the iDirect Intelligent Gateway, a hub-side appliance that leverages blade-based compute and virtualization techniques
  • Forms joint R&D team – i2 – with Inmarsat to support the development of the next-generation satcom technologies
  • Establishes new Engineering and Innovation Centre in Killarney, Ireland
  • iDirect Velocity® and iDirect Pulse® are launched and commercially available with Inmarsat's Global Xpress service
  • iDirect Velocity® 1.2.1, and the first instance of iDirect Pulse® 2.0, are delivered to Intelsat for their IntelsatOne Flex service
  • Introduces new levels of performance and efficiency with launch of new Universal Line Cards and 9-Series defense portfolio of satellite remotes
  • Launches the iDirect EC-Series Satellite Remotes, delivering advanced embedded computing capabilities in a single box solution and enabling partners to couple market-leading iDirect technology with best-in-class software solutions tailored for any given market
  • iDirect's Maritime Leadership campaign is named the 2015 Best Integrated Marketing Campaign of the Year by Via Satellite
  • Launches the multi-part blog series, Satellite and the End-to-End Network, with Verizon, Intelsat, BT Global Services and Northern Sky Research (NSR)
  • Launches the Intelligent Path Forward campaign featuring the highest performance, greatest efficiency and maximum opportunity on both wide beam and high throughput satellites. iDirect's technology innovation strategy focused on four core themes: Performance, Efficiency, Scalability, Extensibility 

2015

  • Intelsat selected iDirect Velocity® platform for IntelsatOne® Flex
  • Successful testing and launch of iDirect Velocity® on Telenor THOR 7 high throughput satellite
  • iDirect Velocity® in full operation on Inmarsat-5 F1& F2 satellites, next round of rigorous testing readies Global Xpress for full commercial service
  • More than 50% of all VSAT remotes deployed on vessels are iDirect and 7 of the top 10 maritime service providers by units rely on iDirect as their platform of choice, COMSYS reports
  • Networks on the iDirect Evolution® platform rises to over 86% or nearly 1,200, with about 200,000 remotes deployed
  • iDirect releases Layer 2 over Satellite (L2oS), a new feature set within the iDirect Evolution® platform
  • iDirect launches a #MySatelliteEvolution campaign on social media to engage with our partners and educate the marketplace on the value of satellite communication

2014

  • World’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer with 32% market share
  • 3,000+ iDirect hubs – 57% market share as reported by COMSYS
  • iDirect Asia achieves ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification

2013

  • 2013 Technology Company of the Year
  • 2013 Social Media Company of the Year
  • Sets new record for customer satisfaction
  • Releases iDX 3.2 Software
  • OmniAccess first customer to go live with iDX 3.2 and X7
  • Opens Ottawa office to strengthen presence in Canada
  • Works with ip.access to complete successful interoperability test Of 3G Small-Cell Infrastructure And IP Satellite Technology
  • 250,000 remotes in operation worldwide 

2012

  • Evolution® X1 satellite remote wins the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award
  • Releases iDX 3.1 software optimized for large-scale narrowband networks
  • Launches compact, low power Evolution® X1 Satellite Routers with optional IP67 weatherproof
  • Introduces a 16-channel narrowband license for the XLC-M line card to improve hub scalability
  • Web-based iSite for ease of remote deployment
  • New idle and dormant states to minimize bandwidth for efficient support of idle remotes in a large network

2011

  • Over 2,100 iDirect hubs deployed, 62.3% hub market share. Ranked #1 by COMSYS
  • Releases iDX 3.0 software, bringing TDMA and SCPC together on one platform for the first time, increasing support for 4 or 8 channels with multi-channel demod line cards to improve hub scalability and enabling Multicast FastPath

2010

  • Over 1,400 iDirect hubs deployed, 47% hub market share. Ranked #1 by COMSYS
  • With over 450 Evolution® networks deployed, second largest enterprise VSAT vendor in the world
  • Appoints Chris Norem as Chief Financial Officer
  • Launches new line of software packages for SatManage Network Management System
  • Releases iDX 2.1 software, increasing DVB-S2/ACM efficiency gains through faster data processing speeds, introduces network scalability improvements and adds new functionality to iDirect’s Group Quality of Service (Group QoS) technology
  • iDirect expands leadership In Maritime VSAT market, according to COMSYS report – 47% of all VSAT routers installed on vessels today are iDirect
  • The CMO Institute names iDirect's Toni Lee Rudnicki one of Top Ten Chief Marketing Officers in the U.S.
  • OpenAMIP® protocol currently being adopted as industry standard to improve integration between stabilized antennas and satellite routers. Three leading manufacturers of stabilized marine VSAT antennas – Sea Tel, Intellian and Jotron – implemented the protocol
  • iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) gains proxy
  • Launches 15100 Universal Satellite Hub
  • Launches series of private-label BUCs and LNBs
  • Launches “Satellite Connection” – iDirect’s corporate blog

2009

  • iDX 2.0 software launches, integrating iNFINITI and Evolution® onto a single powerful platform
  • Expands product line by launching e850mp, Evolution® X5 Satellite RouterEvolution® XLC-11 Line Card and Evolution® XLC-M Line Card 
  • iDirect acquires Parallel Global and its SatManage suite of Web-based software tools for the automation, monitoring and integration of hybrid networks and NOC-based applications
  • Partners with Uplogix, a leading provider of secure remote management (SRM) solutions, to automate routine onsite administration, maintenance and recovery tasks
  • Partners with Ericsson to create the MiniSite system, which includes the GSM base station and the iDirect remote, combined into a single weather proof, outdoor enclosure
  • Continues to dominate the market for satellite IP hubs, accounting for nearly half of all hubs shipped in 2008, according to a new report by COMSYS, the satellite industry’s leading analyst firm
  • Remains the world’s second largest VSAT systems manufacturer by TDMA hardware revenue
  • New corporate website wins The Web Marketing Association’s Standard of Excellence Award in B2B Website Design
  • Customer satisfaction hits all-time high with over 95% of customers reporting overall satisfaction

 2008

  • iDirect awarded TL 9000 quality management system certification for excellence in hardware quality and customer service
  • Company ships first DVB-S2/ACM product line, Evolution®
  • Panasonic Avionics licenses iDirect’s satellite IP router technology as a core component of the Panasonic eXConnect in-flight satellite transmission platform
  • iDirect awarded the 2008 World Teleport Technology of the Year
  • Company officially changes name to VT iDirect, Inc.

2007

  • Increases hub market share to 47%
  • Company exceeds 90% customer satisfaction for both products and services for second consecutive year
  • iDirect awarded five patents for new technologies
  • iDirect announces plans to support DVB-S2 with fully integrated Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) for increased efficiencies
  • Company expands world-class universal hub portfolio to address entry-level market
  • iDirect Government Technologies is established as a subsidiary of iDirect
  • Company introduces global NMS and spread spectrum with automatic beam switchover for the mobile environment
  • iDirect enters SCPC market with cost efficient hub
  • Company introduces Group Quality of Service for the dynamic allocation of bandwidth across a range of user groups and applications, creating the ability for new tiered service levels
  • iDirect opens an office in Dubai

2006

  • Company surpasses $100M in annual revenue
  • Company incorporates transmission security (TRANSEC) into software for military and intelligence applications

2005

  • iDirect awarded 2005 Teleport Technology of the Year for the 5IF hub and broadband IP VSAT System
  • iDirect becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, the U.S. headquarters of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd
  • iDirect achieves market leadership position with 40% market share
  • iDirect provides critical communications support to the American Red Cross during Hurricane Katrina
  • iDirect opens Singapore office to support the growing Asia market

2004

  • Company introduces ground-breaking efficiencies with new D-TDMA based iNFINITI series product line including the 3000, 5000 and 7000 series of remote VSAT routers as well as a family of hub line cards
  • Company receives FIPS 140-2 Certification 2004 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Company deploys 100th satellite hub
  • Company opens Hong Kong office, first official office in Asia Pacific region

2003

  • World’s highest VSAT goes live on Mt. Everest powered by iDirect

2002

  • iDirect ships first 5IF hub and first private hub
  • iDirect ships the first NetModem 2 Plus remote

2000

  • Company officially changes name to iDirect Technologies, Inc.

1999

  • Company releases the DAMA Remote Broadband Router, enhancing the company's technology offerings to address the Internet and related broadband services

1994

  • Company is founded as ComSoft Systems Inc.