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iDirect Government Unveils Enhanced 9-Series Airborne Satellite Remote

By Hayley Spillane | March 6, 2017
      9800 AR

      The 9800 AR remote. Photo: iGovernment Direct

      iDirect Government has unveiled its high-speed 9-Series airborne satellite remotes providing enhanced functionality in a variety of form factors, enabling government organizations to use the best options for their military missions.Whether coordinating with ground elements, transmitting high-definition intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) video or conducting in-flight mission planning, the 9-Series airborne product line is fast, secure and efficient, according to the company.

      The 9-Series, which includes the 980 Airborne Satellite Router Board, the 9800 AE (ARINC 600 enclosure) and the 9800 AR (1RU enclosure), delivers as much as 45 Msps downstream and as much as 29 Msps upstream. These products incorporate transmission security (Transec), designed to meet Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 and AES 256-bit link encryption standards, iDirect said in a statement.

      “The 9-Series airborne product line features added security, power, speed and flexibility which enables routers flying at altitudes as high as 55,000 feet to not miss a beat in supporting government airborne operations,” said John Ratigan, president of iDirect Government. “Geographically, these products can work anywhere in the world and bring enhanced features to warfighters, wherever they are deployed and for whatever communications missions they are engaged in.”

      The Airborne Satellite Routers range from 3 pounds to 17 pounds and encompass dimensions ranging from 4.88 inches wide, 15.03 inches deep and 7.62 inches tall to 19 inches wide, 21 inches deep and 1.73 inches tall.