December 14, 2018

Advancing Your iDirect Network with Evolution® 4.1.2

The Ultimate Release for Performance and Efficiency

iDirect has launched its Evolution® 4.1.2 software – and with it come several big advances. You’ll gain enhanced network performance, efficiency, and ultimate flexibility to run DVB-S2 and DVB-S2X networks with the powerful, newly expanded iQ Series remote portfolio.

Evolution 4.1.2 brings DVB-S2 support to our new lineup of iQ Series remotes. Leveraging existing hub infrastructure, you can now operate more optimally and with the utmost flexibility to maximize your current investment and make network expansion plans for the future. And you can leverage your Universal Hub, Universal Line Card and gateway infrastructure to operate in DVB-S2 or DVB-S2X, manage X-Series remotes and new iQ Series remotes, and manage your networks on a single platform with a common NMS without a hub infrastructure upgrade.

The new iQ 200 Rackmount and iQ 200 Board introduce new form factors to the iQ Series and feature OpenAMIP® and higher Adaptive TDMA return channel capabilities up to 15 Msps for mobility applications. The iQ 200 Series brings the ultimate balance of speed and efficiency to serve growing fixed and mobility markets that demand a cost-effective but high-performance solution. This includes land mobility, small-to-medium enterprise and maritime markets such as fishing vessels, ferries, small merchant vessels and small oil tankers.

In early field trials, the iQ Desktop and iQ 200 Series have seen great success. In Latin America, Chilean satellite service provider, Andesat, realized 30% efficiency gains after deploying over 100 iQ Desktop remotes with a salmon fishery. Several early-adopters have also tested the iQ 200 Rackmount to validate mobility capabilities and throughput performance, reaching over 200 Mbps in aggregate throughput with L2oS and over 100 Mbps in Layer 3 mode in their lab tests.

Regarding broader platform enhancements, Evolution 4.1.2 improves packet handling, reduces CPU overhead, and supports more remotes per protocol processor to benefit any iDirect network.