Evolution® is an IP-based satellite communications system engineered to deliver the highest quality broadband connectivity wherever and whenever it’s needed. It’s a platform that is open, efficient and easily scalable, lowering the total cost of ownership. This positions service providers for long-term growth and success with the ability to access a wide range of markets, manage operational and capital costs effectively and create unique value for customers.

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  • iDirect EvolutionThe fundamental value of Evolution lies in the extremely tight integration of the hardware and software architecture with a dynamic feature set that makes it highly flexible in its ability to handle diverse market needs. This enables everything from basic Internet, voice to video and datacasting applications in fixed and mobile environments.

    The product line consists of a universal hub system, a network management system, operating software and a DVB-S2/DVB-S2X modem portfolio for unprecedented levels of performance and efficiency as well as investment protection.

    • Universal Hub System – Modular, very flexible baseband and core hub system that allows customers to operate a shared bandwidth platform spanning multiple satellites, bands, transponders and topologies and grow networks one at a time as their business expands
    • iVantage Network Management System – Manage complex, large-scale networks; run an efficient, reliable and high-quality operation; and continually improve customer satisfaction
    • Evolution Software – This operating software delivers the latest features and provides the most advanced IP routing capabilities, security and QoS prioritization with unmatched flexibility
    • Modem Portfolio – Helps meet distinct end-user requirements and support a wide range of data speeds – from narrowband to high throughput rates. Our line of DVB-S2/DVB-S2X iQ modems feature multiple form factors, including desktops, rackmounts and modem boards

    Evolution Release Details

    Evolution 4.3 introduces new capabilities including the introduction of the MDM3315 and SMB3315 modems, now deployable on the Evolution platform for mid to mid-high range fixed and mobility use cases, featuring a Dual RF receive chain and 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Evolution® 4.3 introduces other new capabilities including more efficient upstream Adaptive TDMA roll-off factors from previous 20% to 5% for even greater efficiency, introduction of 22 High Efficiency Mode (HEM) MODCODS, and the enablement of high symbols rates for iQ-series modems from 100Msps to 119 Msps.

  • Flexible, Efficient Core Architecture

    The hub system can connect to any frequency band on all satellite architectures. Evolution is built on DVB-S2/S2X with ACM with Adaptive TDMA and multiple efficiency technologies such as reduced Roll-off-Factors and enhanced waveforms, to allocate bandwidth efficiently over distributed networks, while automatically adjusting to dynamic traffic demands and changing network conditions.

    Modular Design for Scalability

    The modular hub system enables operators and service providers to minimize initial capital costs, offer multiple service types from a central hub, and scale business one network at a time in a “pay as you grow” manner. It also allows Service Providers to operate across all business models, including VNO and managed service models and easily add new capabilities with over-the-air software upgrades.

    Integration with Terrestrial Networks

    Evolution mirrors the quality and reliability of terrestrial services, ensuring an enterprise-class user experience, and can operate seamlessly as part of an integrated global IP network. Our VLAN and Layer 2 over Satellite (L2oS) features enable a satellite network to behave like a mainstream access network.

    Advanced Quality of Service and Reliability

    Our QoS technology allows for countless possibilities of quality of service levels, bandwidth management and traffic prioritization. GQoS provides network operators a significant increase in bandwidth management capabilities when prioritizing traffic for customers in a shared network environment. This results in more flexibility with traffic configuration and prioritization, more savings over conventional QoS, and improved customer service quality. Evolution’s hub diversity and redundancy and seamless network failover protects overall network integrity and delivers carrier class reliability.

    Data Security

    Evolution supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for commercial applications, as well as advanced military security standards, such as TRANSEC and FIPS 140-2 compliance.