Telecom Lead America: VT iDirect (iDirect) has unveiled a new remote router, the X7, that can reach 100 Mbps.
This is an innovation because no satellite TDMA remote has ever reached that speed. Until today, that’s only been possible on an SCPC dedicated link.
The X7 is built on an entirely new, much faster hardware platform designed to operate over HTS satellites. It’s significant development for network operators, service providers and end users. These groups are asking for higher speeds to support the surge in bandwidth-intensive applications. And as HTS bandwidth comes online, anyone with the X7 is ready to go.
“This is the first step in our ambitious plan to equip our partners to meet escalating customer demands for satellite bandwidth, while capturing the market opportunities that high throughput satellites will bring,” said
Built on a new multi-core hardware system, the X7 can reach up to 100 Mbps of combined inbound and outbound throughput, with more than 20 Mbps on the return channel alone.
The Evolution X7 leverages dual DVB-S2 demodulators with RF chains. It can support enterprise voice and data services while simultaneously receiving up to 12 shared, high-definition multicast channels over the same or a second transponder or satellite.
The X7 features an embedded 8-port switch, which provides flexibility for physically segregating multiple end user traffic groups based on VLAN tags when coupled with the iDirect platform’s GQoS and NMS. Additionally, the new remote comes with multiple embedded PSU configurations to power higher wattage BUCs.
Service providers will benefit as it can deliver high-bandwidth data rates while utilizing the iDirect Intelligent Platform’s Adaptive TDMA shared return. Service providers in the maritime, cruise, oil & gas, and mining markets can deliver basic voice and data traffic, while managing bandwidth-heavy business applications and multicast services like IP TV.
Cellular backhaul providers can meet the throughput requirements for demanding, large cell sites as mobile operators expand 3G and 4G networks in remote areas.