VT iDirect Expands iQ Remote Portfolio, Showcasing Innovative Features of Next-Generation Software Architecture Design

The iQ 200, 800 and 1000 Series will deliver major bandwidth upgrade with future-proof design for emerging customer requirements

“This is a major stepping stone in our strategy to enable ‘true IP Mobility’ with intelligent terminals that roam across networks and multi-orbit constellations, and meet telecom standards, such as 5G.” – Kevin Steen, Chief Executive Officer, VT iDirect

VT iDirect, Inc. (VT iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced it is extending the iQ Remote portfolio with three new series: the iQ 200, the iQ 800 and the iQ 1000, which will deliver higher throughput rates and advanced features for enterprise, telecommunication, aerospace, maritime and land-mobility markets. The iQ Series is VT iDirect’s next-generation DVB-S2/DVB-S2X remote portfolio that features unprecedented performance and meets the needs of both fixed and mobility networks across desktop, rackmount and board-level form factors.

The iQ 200 Series is planned for cost-effective enterprise and maritime applications, bringing the right combination of speed and efficiency to satisfy the need for higher throughput applications, spurring growth markets such as fishing, small vessels, and offshore applications. The iQ 800 Series is designed for high-throughput capabilities, featuring wideband support and seamless satellite beam switching, and is the industry’s first multi-provider roaming solution. The iQ 1000 will serve the ultra-high-end mobility and telecommunications markets with extreme throughput requirements. Both the iQ 200 and iQ 800 Series remotes are targeted for delivery in 2018.

The iQ Remote Series will offer a range of bandwidth capabilities from 200 Mbps for the lower end of the spectrum to well over 1 Gbps for high-end applications. Software licensing allows partners to customize iQ remotes in various form factors to their specific throughput and feature needs.

“The iQ Series takes everything we do to the next level – raising throughput rates to unprecedented levels, transforming how we provide our technology to partners, driving down infrastructure costs, and accelerating innovation across the ecosystem,” said Toni Kousiafes, Vice President of Product Management, VT iDirect. “We are giving our customers a seamless upgrade path to maximize their investment in current networks, along with greater ability to capture new business as the need for satellite capacity accelerates worldwide.”

“The iQ Series is a critical milestone in enabling our partners to deliver services across separate service-provider networks. This is a major stepping stone in our strategy to enable ‘true IP Mobility’ with intelligent terminals that roam across networks and multi-orbit constellations, and meet telecom standards, such as 5G,” said Kevin Steen, chief executive officer, VT iDirect. “As flat-panel antennas and fully integrated terminals come to market, we are enabling our ecosystem partners to embed our iQ software into their terminal solutions to create customized and cost-effective offerings.”

VT iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable our partners worldwide to optimize their networks, differentiate their services and profitably expand their businesses. For more than 20 years, the VT iDirect organization has focused on meeting the economic and technology challenges across the satellite industry. Today, the product portfolio, branded under the name iDirect, sets new standards in performance and efficiency, making it possible to deliver voice, video and data connectivity anywhere in the world. VT iDirect is the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer and is the leader in key industries including mobility, military/government and cellular backhaul. In 2007, iDirect Government was formed to better serve the U.S. government and defense communities.

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering

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