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January 27, 2010

Satellite IP Hub Market Dominated by iDirect: Report

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

A new report by COMSYS has found that the market for satellite IP hubs is dominated by VT iDirect.
According to the report, VT iDirect (News - Alert) sold nearly half of all hubs shipped in 2008 and remains the world's second largest VSAT systems manufacturer by TDMA hardware revenue.

The company’s VSAT systems, “One-Box,” which includes a satellite modem, IP router, TCP optimization, QoS and 3DES Link Encryption and “Centralized Management” which includes software upgrades and configuration changes, provide the highest TCP/IP throughputs in the industry along with fast frequency hopping and rapid bandwidth allocation.

The COMSYS report states that iDirect's cost-effective and innovative hub solutions coupled with high levels of functionality and ease of use has made it almost a de facto standard within many of the most valuable vertical markets. As U.S. and foreign military organizations are rapidly deploying iDirect technology to improve their core operations, iDirect's market share has grown among these companies.

The report also focuses on the introduction of iDirect's next-generation DVB-S2/ACM platform, Evolution which, according to COMSYS more than 10,000 Evolution remotes had been shipped by mid-2009.

“With each consecutive report, iDirect has increased its market share and strengthened its positions in key industry growth segments. It's very gratifying to see our hard work, innovation and customer support drive iDirect to become the second largest market share leader in hardware revenue, said David Bettinger, chief technology officer and senior vice president of Engineering, iDirect.
The company also recently announced that Orange Business Services (News - Alert) has expanded its satellite network to include a DVB-S2 broadband service based on iDirect's Evolution platform.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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