IsoTropic achieves excellent performance with new iDirect iQ 200 remote


A live, over-the-air test of DVB-S2/S2X conducted by IsoTropic Networks, a global solutions provider of satellite Internet services, found that early tests of the new iDirect iQ 200 Series were able to outperform competitive products reaching close to 200 Mbps aggregate throughput. With so much market-hype, IsoTropic decided to test the performance of DVB-S2/S2X products to determine their real-world capabilities to ensure their customers were guaranteed superior services using best-in-class technology.

IsoTropic tested the new iDirect iQ 200 Series in a lab setting with a MODCOD of 256APSK, achieving close to 200 Mbps aggregate throughput. The IsoTropic team then conducted live over-the-air (OTA) tests saturating a 36 MHz transponder, using 32APSK and a 1.2m antenna, having the iQ 200 operated at speeds of over 130 Mbps with zero errors or packets loss. In both lab and over-the-air test scenarios, the iQ 200 outperformed competitors.

“The increased efficiencies of the new iQ hardware at very high delivery speeds is another tool to support critical IP delivery to our clients, worldwide. Coupled with the best QoS in the industry and a Network Management System (NMS) that allows quick and intuitive network configuration, VT iDirect once again shows why they are the VSAT industry leader,” says IsoTropic’s Chief Satellite Scientist James Boden.

The iQ 200 is part of iDirect’s iQ Remote portfolio, a series that features next-generation DVB-S2/DVB-S2X for unprecedented performance. It has mobility features such as GPS input; OpenAMIP; S2/S2X beam switching; up to 45 Msps DVB-S2; 119 Msps DVB-S2X; and 15 Msps Adaptive TDMA. The iQ 200, available as a rackmount form factor and board level product, is designed to benefit the smaller enterprise, cellular backhaul and transport mobility markets, such as land mobility applications and small offshore vessels. It is planned for commercial release in summer 2018.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the early performance results from the iQ Series,” said Hank Zbierski, IsoTropic Co-founder. “This outperformed our other platforms and changes the game for IsoTropic, giving us a competitive edge to expand our market reach while bringing better affordability and unsurpassed performance to our client base.”

“Hats off to IsoTropic for putting our products through such rigorous over-the-air testing to ensure they can deliver the best possible solution to their customers. We are encouraged to see these early test results; with the combination of new High Throughput Satellites and DVB-S2X MODCODs, the aggregate performance and efficiencies will only increase,” said Darren Ludington, Regional Vice President of Sales, Americas, VT iDirect. “Working closely with IsoTropic on these tests provides invaluable feedback to ensure we deliver the best product possible when we bring the iQ 200 to market this summer.”

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