iDirect Supplies Platform For Intelsat Maritime Offering
iDirect Technologies will supply the platform for Intelsat’s Network Broadband Global maritime service, iDirect announced July 16.
The service, unveiled by Intelsat in June, is part of the operator’s GlobalConnex portfolio of offerings. The service will use Intelsat’s C-band capacity and provide speeds of up to 2 megabits per second for a fixed monthly fee. Schlumberger has signed a multi-year agreement to distribute the service to the oil and gas market.
iDirect’s platform will allow service providers to establish satellite Internet Protocol (IP) networks and assigns a persistent IP address to each remote unit. Automatic beam switching will enable mobile units to remain connected while crossing multiple satellite footprints.