Flexible, Efficient Core Architecture
ST Engineering iDirect hub 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 and line card 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. ST Engineering iDirect’s 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
ST Engineering iDirect’s QoS technologies 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.
Evolution supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for commercial applications, as well as advanced military security standards, such as TRANSEC and FIPS 140-2 compliance.
Industry-leading mobility functionality lets operators and service providers capitalize on emerging maritime, government and defense, and land mobility markets. The platform includes a number of features to support deployment of mobility terminals such as on trains, buses and vessels. These features include automatic beam switching (ABS), Global NMS, spread spectrum waveforms, fast reacquisition after blockage, skew angle mitigation, handling for the Doppler effect and OpenAMIP.