iDirect Releases Evolution X7 Remote Performance Statistics
[Satellite TODAY 10-17-12] VT Systems company VT iDirect has unveiled details of its Evolution X7 remote, claiming the unit is able to reach up to 100 Mbps inbound and outbound throughput, the company announced Oct. 17.
The Evolution X7 is built on a multi-core hardware system and is designed to operate with high throughput satellites to deliver adaptive TDMA throughput performance. The unit controls dual DVB-S2 demodulators with fully independent RF chains, allowing it to support a set of voice and data services while also receiving up to 12 shared, high-definition multicast channels over the same or a second transponder or satellite. Features also include an embedded 8-port switch to provide flexibility to segregate multiple end user traffic groups and several embedded PSU configurations to power higher wattage BUCs.
The X7 is designed to deliver service providers with the ability to deliver high-bandwidth while utilizing the iDirect Intelligent Platform’s Adaptive TDMA shared return.
"With the X7, iDirect has achieved a breakthrough in packets-per-second performance. Our partners can now deliver data speeds on a TDMA platform that until now have only been possible on an SCPC dedicated link,” iDirect CTO Dave Bettinger said in a statement. “This is just 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."