Topic: IDirect

SWaPping Comms for Ammo

by Dave Davis, Sr. Systems Engineer, iDirect Europe At the recent Mobile Deployable Communications Conference in Amsterdam, the main themes were no surprise. The requirements of the defence and security community continue to be very much focused on contingency operations. As a result, adaptability, agility and scalability are the key requirements. In addition, ever tightening budgets ...


Challenges Facing Aero Systems

By Dave Davis, Sr. Systems Engineer, iDirect Europe In my last blog I looked at the rise of aero platforms in the Defence and security environment using SatCom, particularly UAVs. I mentioned that there were some challenges when operating in the aero environment and I’ll address those in this blog. In the commercial sector, the main thrust is ...


iDirect’s Social Strategy for Keeping the Industry Engaged

Social media is critical to iDirect’s overarching communications strategy. It’s a way to share information with a diverse audience and engage the satellite community in a conversation about issues and trends that matter most. We sat down with Jason Stricker, senior manager, Web marketing, to talk about the growing role of social media in helping ...


Get Industry Insights from the Experts

iDirect Insights takes a closer look at some of the most pressing issues in the VSAT industry today. Our goal is to shed light on both the challenges and emerging opportunities ahead of us. First up: High Throughput Satellites (HTS). No other innovation matches the potential of High Throughput Satellites to open satellite to major new ...


iDirect Speaks with Infosat CEO Justin de Vlieg

iDirect’s Director, Sales Business Development, Joshua Cohen, who has been with iDirect for 13 years, recently sat down with Justin de Vlieg, the President and CEO of longtime partner Infosat Communications out of Canada. In Justin’s role as President & CEO, he is responsible for the strategic guidance of the company and supporting Infosat’s widely ...


Planning for the Unexpected

By Dave Davis, Sr. Systems Engineer, iDirect Europe Contingency. You cannot go far in the defence and security (D&S) community without hearing that word these days. Contingency – an event that may occur but that is not likely or intended; a possibility. So what does contingency mean for beyond line of sight (BLOS) communications? In a nutshell, expect ...


United Airlines Flies with iDirect

It’s great to see United using Satellite technology as a service differentiator; we are thrilled to support them! In-flight connectivity over satellite continues to take off. In January of this year, United Airlines introduced its satellite-based Internet connection for its international fliers in both Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific routes. The ground infrastructure for this connectivity was ...


The Network Management System: A Strategic Tool to Create Value and Differentiate

From Satellite Connection - Dave Bettinger, Chief Technology Officer, iDirect The satellite market is clearly in a growth phase. As we all know, there’s surging demand for bandwidth, and high throughput satellites will certainly accelerate this trend. Many service providers are making plans to capitalize on growth opportunities – adding new hubs, upgrading to faster remotes and deploying ...


Get the Facts You Need to Capture New Opportunities with HTS

Find out how HTS technology is impacting conventional satellite operator and service provider business models, how to overcome the challenges and seize the opportunities. Download iDirect’s Ground Rules For Capturing the HTS Opportunity white paper. Here’s an excerpt from the report: “HTS satellite architecture will impact the value chain – namely who owns and manages infrastructure and ...


iDirect's iDX 3.2 Innovation: Decreasing the Roll Off Factor

Bandwidth efficiency is a critical network requirement, and service providers are always looking for smarter ways to save on bandwidth costs. iDirect’s iDX 3.2 features multiple enhancements that increase network efficiency. One of these advancements includes reducing the roll off factor. iDirect’s Technical Marketing Manager, Mike Patullo, discusses this improvement and how service providers can leverage ...


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