April 17, 2018

iDirect Government Debuts New 4.2 Evolution Software

Evolution 4.2 - iDirect GovernmentHerndon, Virginia, April 17, 2018 — iDirect Government (iDirectGov), a leading provider of satellite communications to the military and government, today unveiled their most powerful Major Defense-Based software release, Evolution 4.2. Evolution 4.2 unleashes the full capabilities of the 9-Series satellite routers, defense line cards and tactical hub. Evolution 4.2 also continues to support existing 8-Series satellite routers and eMxDx line cards.

Evolution 4.2 delivers ultra-enhanced features in performance, efficiency and security in support of the company’s defense and government customers. When used with the 9-Series, Evolution 4.2 boosts single carrier capacity to 29 mega-symbols per second (Msps) (previously 7.5 Msps in Evolution 2.3) as well as ten times improvement – with achievements up to 64,000 packet-per-second (PPS) of simultaneous traffic. These dramatically increased speeds and throughput are ideal for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) content, larger volumes of simultaneous voice calls as well as other bandwidth-intensive applications for land, air or sea.

Significant advancements to the existing multi-frequency time-division multiple access (MF-TDMA) waveform greatly improves the availability of ultra-small disadvantaged terminals, thus improving reliability particularly for Communications-on-the Move (COTM) networks. These powerful waveform enhancements truly allow its new 9-Series airborne solution to take flight.

Building upon its existing two-way transmission security (TRANSEC) which is approved by the National Security Agency (NSA), Evolution 4.2 introduces an improved user interface and one-way TRANSEC. This new TRANSEC capability comes with automatic over-the-air re-keying of one-way systems in support of the Global Broadcast Service (GBS). Evolution 4.2 also enables Multi-Protocol Encapsulation (MPE) to ensure backwards compatibility to existing GBS networks as well as Multicast Filtering to remove any duplicate channels. Continue>