March 19, 2018

It’s a Wrap! Satellite 2018 Comes to a Successful Close

If you attended Satellite 2018 last week in DC then you know how busy the biggest show in our industry can be! From back-to-back meetings, networking events, sessions to attend, catching up with peers and hearing all the latest industry developments … it was a productive and exciting week.

iDirect news

Our Stand # 801 was buzzing with our partners stopping by to see our new expanded iQ Series of remotes and demos with the iQ 200.

This DVB-S2/DVB-S2X remote portfolio features unprecedented performance and meets your needs for both fixed- and mobility-networks across desktop, rackmount and board-level form factors. iDirect is focused on providing our partners with a seamless upgrade path to maximize their current network  investment as you migrate from DVB-S2 to DVB-S2X in Evolution®, or plan to deploy iQ terminals in iDirect Velocity®.

Celebrating Partnership Innovations

We are enabling our ecosystem partners – Kymeta and Isotropic Systems to integrate our modem technology into their terminal solutions to create customized and cost-effective offerings for a multitude of markets:

      • Kymeta’s KyWay™ terminal integrates ground-breaking mTenna™ flat panel antenna technology with BUC, LNB, diplexer, and the industry-leading iDirect X7 modem, to serve a broad range of mobility applications, uniting high throughput performance with a sleek form factor.
      • Isotropic Systems, a next-generation satellite terminal provider, announced a partnership with iDirect to create a first-of-its-kind satellite ground terminal with integrated modem technology designed to deliver broadband connectivity for a wide range of consumer and enterprise applications. The agreement with iDirect, as the leading modem technology provider for fixed and mobility markets, and Isotropic Systems’ disruptive optical technology and market-focused plan, will create a revolutionary shift in the industry to unencumber high-throughput satellite (HTS) broadband.

Celebrating Awards

Integrasys won a World Teleport Association award for “Teleport Technology of the Year” during Satellite 2018 for their “Always Up Satellite Terminal” (Alusat) solution! This automated VSAT tool helps to enhance virtual network maintenance after installation, and is an extension of the Satmotion Pocket remote commissioning tool. Here’s a link for an Alusat demo.

The Future is Bright!

iDirect is excited to continue to lead the satellite industry to become a vital part of the broad telecommunications landscape. We are innovating on all levels to so that our partners will be able to deliver services over multi-orbit constellations and multi-access technologies. We are laying the foundation with the adoption of EPC standards to enable roaming and a true IP mobility among multi-orbit such as LEO/MEO/GEO. We are also developing multi-access through the integration into mainstream technologies by adopting telco standards such as 5G, and increasing scale, flexibility and automation through the use of SDN/NFV standards and virtualization.

We look forward to working with you throughout 2018 to enable your business to grow faster and smarter. A big thank you to everyone who stopped by to discuss the future and how we can continue to collaborate together. Check out our video recap from the week and see if you can spot yourself in our booth or our partners’ booths!

Read our Show Announcements:

VT iDirect Expands iQ Remote Portfolio, Showcasing Innovative Features of Next-Generation Software Architecture Design

Isotropic Systems Partners with VT iDirect to Create First Self-Installing, Multi-Beam, Multi-Modem Next-Generation Terminal