Next Generation iQ 200 Series by iDirect Unveiled
With its new iQ 200 Series, iDirect has unveiled its latest next-generation DVB-S2X iQ remote portfolio. The iQ 200 will be available in rackmount and board variants, with a full market release in the third quarter of 2018. This new remote features speed, efficiency and affordability of satellite connectivity to maritime, cellular backhaul and enterprise customers. The iQ 200 exceeded expectations in live, over-the-air tests by early adopters reaching 200 Mbps aggregate throughput.
The company designed the iQ 200 Series for Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) customers in maritime and enterprise markets looking for the combination of high performance and cost effectiveness. The remote will be a critical component in bringing greater connectivity on-board ferries, fishing and merchant vessels, such as small container ships and oil tankers, and will support the rapid growth of cellular backhaul, banking, education, energy, retail and point-of-sale networks.
The iQ 200 Series is compatible with both Evolution and iDirect Velocity and can operate in either DVB-S2 or DVB-S2X standards. The iQ 200 Rackmount is a one rack unit enclosure with high return channel capabilities that can be easily upgraded over the air to add greater throughput and features, depending on customer needs.
The iQ 200 combined with iDirect SatHaul XE is specifically targeted at the cellular backhaul market. With speeds reaching 200 Mbps of aggregate throughput, the iDirect SatHaul XE provides a cost-effective, high-performance solution for 2G/3G/4G with an enhanced end-user experience, according to the company.