iDirect Gets Ready for an Evolution
[Satellite Today – 6-18-08] iDirect has launched the first suite of Digital Video Broadcasting – Satellite – Second Generation (DVB-S2)/Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) products in its Evolution product line, the company said June 17. These new products include the Evolution X3 router, XLC-10 line card and iDX software.
iDirect says these new products enable service providers to leverage the benefits of DVB-S2 with ACM to lower operating costs and increase their business opportunities. The Evolution offerings complement iDirect’s iNFINITI product line.
The Evolution X3 is an integrated satellite modem and IP router with Ethernet interface. The X3 maximizes bandwidth efficiency, featuring DVB-S2/ACM on the outbound carrier and iDirect’s patented, deterministic TDMA on the inbound channel. It supports a wide range of IP data rates, carrier modulations and FEC codes, including downstream modulations of up to 16APSK and upstream modulations of 8PSK. The Evolution product line, which includes the XLC-10, iDX and X3, enables satellite networks to reach data speeds of up to 156 Megabits per second.