Satellite services provider, OmniAccess, has launched a live satellite communications network that promises to triple current VSAT speeds.

The network is built on iDirect’s latest iDX 3.2 software and incorporates the high-performance X7 remote. After reaching data throughput rates of 50 Mbps on testing at Intelsat’s Fuchstadt teleport over the IS-902 satellite, the company says it is now in a position to offer a 'significantly enhanced’ high-bandwidth service for superyachts.

The Mallorca based company says it will upgrade its BroadBEAM ULTRA satellite service to deliver even higher throughput rates of 50 to 100 Mbps.

“We're very excited to be the first company deploying iDirect's latest iDX 3.2 software and the new X7 remote,” said Bertrand Hartman, CEO of OmniAccess.

“The extreme power of this combination will form the mainstay for our new Broadbeam Ultra service with ground-breaking speeds of up to 100 Mbps. We're delighted to partner with iDirect on launching this important new product line, which will play a key role in our future HTS plans.”



The upgrade is said to meet an increasing demand for bandwidth-intensive applications such as HD IPTV streaming and videoconferencing, as well as corporate VPN access and high-quality voice calls.

The X7 remote is the first in the next-generation family of remotes from satellite-based IP communications technology specialist, iDirect’s, a VT Systems company. It is built on an entirely new multi-core hardware platform and optimized to deliver ‘best-in-class’ DVB-S2/ACM and A-TDMA throughput performance. The X7 has an embedded 8-port VLAN-aware switch and integrated GQoS, to make it easier to prioritize and segment traffic.

“End users are demanding increasingly higher throughput rates across nearly every satellite market. With iDX 3.2 and X7, service providers can significantly strengthen their service offerings and capture broad new opportunities,” commented Stephen Tunnicliffe, regional vice president of iDirect in Europe.

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