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Inmarsat has announced that it has completed tests of iDirect’s next-generation DVB-S2X technology on its Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band satellite network, achieving a forward channel throughput rate of 330 Mbps in over-the-air trials with a live Inmarsat GX satellite in orbit using iDirect’s latest iQ Series modem.

VT iDirect reports that it has completed a successful round of over-the-air tests of its latest generation iQ Series remote on the Intelsat 29e satellite, the first in Intelsat’s Epic series of high throughput satellites (HTS).

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 11:27

North West Passage Ku-band service launched

UK-based ION - International Ocean Networks, in partnership with North American satellite company Hunter Communications, has launched a new iDirect Evolution Ku-band maritime satellite network with coverage over the West, East and North coast of Canada, to provide VSAT connectivity for vessels transiting the Northwest Passage (NWP).

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 10:05

Inmarsat and iDirect form joint R&D team

Inmarsat and VT iDirect, who have worked together over the past four years on the Global Xpress programme, have announced the formation of a joint research & development (R&D) team named ‘i2’ to support the development of next generation satellite communications technologies.

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 09:54

iDirect adds Irish Innovation Centre

Satellite communications technology company VT iDirect has announced that it is to establish a new Engineering and Innovation Centre in Killarney, in southwest Ireland.

Monday, 07 March 2016 16:05

Globecomm launches VSAT service

Globecomm has announced full commercial availability of its new ‘Globecomm VSAT, powered by iDirect’ high-capacity satellite service, which will be aimed at enterprise, government and maritime markets.

iDirect Asia is partnering with Singapore-based ST Teleport on a new vessel-location tracking and network-monitoring platform called Nautical.

Friday, 17 January 2014 09:59

iDirect X7 on Norwegian cruise ship

MTN Communications reports that Norwegian Cruise Line is pioneering use of the iDirect X7 high-performance satellite modem on one of its ships, the Breakaway.

Friday, 20 December 2013 11:52

Marlink migrates Neste Oil fleet to iDirect

Marlink has announced that it is installing new VSAT antennas on all eight Neste Oil vessels and migrating the fleet to the iDirect platform.

Friday, 11 October 2013 00:00

iDirect for THOR 7

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) reports that it has chosen to implement iDirect’s Velocity product line as the ground infrastructure platform for its new THOR 7 high throughput satellite (HTS).

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