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iDIRECT Announces DVBS2/ACM Migration For Release in Fourth Quarter 2007

10 2007
iDirect will implement a DVBS2 product line with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) fully integrated within its system architecture that will support the DVBS2 digital broadcast standard. iDirect's nextgeneration satellite communications platform, available in the fourth quarter of 2007, will provide its customers with dramatic bandwidth efficiency improvements. Based on an extensive ninemonth test program, iDirect's DVBS2/ACM technology was determined to achieve consistent bandwidth gains of 50 percent or greater over nonACM offerings according to typical network profiles.

In creating the industrys most advanced DVBS2/ACM system, iDirect has designed its integrated ACM solution from the ground up, not superimposing it on a preexisting DVBS2 system. All current and future iDirect technologies will be overlaid on iDirects nextgeneration platform, which will optimize ACM performance and maximize the benefits of DVBS2/ACM throughout all features of iDirects platform including Group Quality of Service (GQoS), encryption and its Network Management System (NMS). iDirects DVBS2/ACM will deliver unique advantages such as:
  • More efficient bandwidth utilization: iDirects ACM technology enables each remote to operate at the most efficient coding and modulation scheme dependent upon its location within the satellite contour, antenna size and current weather conditions. In addition the highest information rate possible on the outbound carrier offers the benefits of singlecarrier transponder saturation. This provides network operators the flexibility to dramatically save on bandwidth, increase data throughput or expand their networks.
  • Realtime monitoring to maximize ACM gains: iDirects ACM system automatically provides realtime information to the hub regarding how well the outbound link data is being received by the remote. The hub then, on a site by site basis, adapts the specific modulation and coding scheme to adjust for any degradation of the data link to each remote, and provides data to iDirects NMS for the network operator to see the ACM benefits in real time.
  • Simplified network design: To configure the ACM system, a network operator simply chooses the worstcase link budget within the network that would be used in a CCM system. iDirects ACM system then automatically exploits the clearchannel margin for each individual remote in the network.
  • An effortless upgrade path: iDirects system leverages existing iDirect iNFINITI hubs, eliminating the need for costly, fullnetwork upgrades to realize the total benefits of DVBS2/ACM.

"iDirect is introducing a superior approach to DVBS/ACM that will leapfrog existing offerings. We are providing customers with an intelligent upgrade path to DVBS2/ACM, leveraging their existing investment in iDirects network infrastructure. Our customers will have the best technology available and the simplest approach to our nextgeneration platform."David Bettinger, Chief Technology Officer, iDirect .

To support DVBS2/ACM, iDirect will unveil a new line of remote satellite routers and line cards as well as software upgrades to iDS including NMS that will be compatible with iDirects existing hub infrastructure.



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