Bentley Walker upgrades to iDirect iDX 3.1 software
iDirect has announced that Bentley Walker Ltd., one of the largest VSAT network operators in Europe, has upgraded its global satellite network to iDirect’s iDX 3.1 platform release, which offers new hardware and software features to support large-scale narrowband networks. Through iDX 3.1, Bentley Walker can extend its reach by offering its service provider partners an efficient and affordable solution to pursue new market opportunities. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
iDX 3.1, which includes iDirect’s new low power, compact, and easy-to-install Evolution X1 remotes, opens the market for Bentley Walker to engage more channel partners in the SOHO, SCADA, and utilities verticals. The lower price point of the X1 remote and the enhanced efficiency of the iDX 3.1 software upgrades have also reduced the barrier to entry to become a reseller partner with Bentley Walker, allowing the company to increase its presence in price-sensitive markets such as South America and Africa.
iDX 3.1 enables Bentley Walker to scale its existing iDirect networks to a significantly greater number of sites. With Group Quality of Service (GQoS) enhancements, service providers can now manage large-scale networks more cost-effectively by lowering the amount of bandwidth needed to keep idle or dormant remotes in network. Additionally, the new licensing option for the Evolution XLC-M Line Card enables a single XLC-M to support up to 16 narrowband return channels, making it perfect for large networks featuring one large outbound and numerous small return channels.
“From the moment we learned about iDX 3.1, we saw an extremely strong demand among our partners for the technology. With the Evolution X1 remote, we can greatly scale our networks and offer our customers a reliable VSAT solution for the narrowband market. Through these new market opportunities, we can greatly expand our business and support our partners.”