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ST Engineering iDirect is the market leader in delivering superior ground infrastructure, modems, and solutions across the mobility sector. Our mobility solutions deliver the high performance, efficiency, and bandwidth management that customers demand. Our platforms enables maritime and vessel operators to improve ship to shore connectivity, create a more rewarding travel experience aboard passenger ships, improve the quality of life for crew, and power onboard operational applications.
Today, more than half of all VSAT remotes deployed on maritime vessels are manufactured by ST Engineering iDirect, and nine of the 10 largest maritime VSAT service providers rely on our platform to run their networks.
For service providers, managing a global wireless network across the ocean is increasingly complex as more vessels, applications, and types of connectivity become available. Service providers need a solution that can select and pool satellite capacity across multiple spot beams and satellite constellations. The combined bandwidth pool must be leveraged across their global customer deployments and include dynamically configured SLAs to prioritize traffic. Service providers want to reduce ship visits, installs and modem updates, ultimately looking for a total value that combines throughput, efficiency, scalability (TCP sessions, network size, network throughput), automatic beam switching (ABS), advanced mobility features and security.
The VSAT modem is a technology linchpin for delivering maritime service across vessels, applications and end-user types. ST Engineering iDirect’s software-defined modems can be continually upgraded over-the-air to increase network capabilities and throughput levels, while dramatically extending the deployment life and minimizing installation costs and downtime. The decision to install or replace a terminal system must factor in considerable CAPEX, OPEX and product longevity.