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IP Access International Adapts iDirect Evolution Technology

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December 10, 2012

IP Access International Adapts iDirect Evolution Technology

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

IP Access International (News - Alert), a global satellite service provider, has recently gone live with its new Isis dual-satellite network using the iDirect (News - Alert) Series 15100 Universal Satellite hub.

The Series 15100 are ideal satellite hubs for service providers operating multiple high-performance IP broadband networks. The hub combines functionality and flexibility into a scalable solution, enabling network operators and service providers to operate from a single location the highest quality networks.

The new hub in situated in Woodbine, Maryland and this hub is currently linked with the IP Access’ existing iDirect hub in Napa, California, to offer critical redundancy for IP Access International's emergency management customers.

Alan RICH, president of IP Access International said, "With multiple satellite options and independent earth stations on both coasts, IP Access can better support our emergency management customers who need to keep their networks online at all times. Giving our customers the ability to switch between satellites quickly and easily in the event of a service disruption or to provide look angle diversity is an important differentiator for our business and it's all due to our investment in the iDirect Evolution Platform."

The new hub gives Isis customers the ability to switch between networks without any disruption in service. In addition, the hub provides IP Access with a more robust service for its growing customer base in the mining, oil and gas and maritime markets.

The 15100 series Universal Satellite Hubs are carrier-class 11U, 19” rack mountable chassis, supporting multiple networks on up to 20 line cards each with maximum data rates up to 20 Mbps and 138 Mbps (DVB-S2) on the outbound, and up to 10.8 Mbps (D-TDMA) on the inbound.

Rob KILROY, regional vice president, Americas, iDirect said, “Satellite has long been a key technology for emergency response and disaster recovery applications. Thanks to iDirect's modular universal hub and line card system, IP Access was able to launch its bicoastal network easily and affordably, allowing the company to deliver a redundant satellite service that meets their customers' connectivity needs and will help their business grow."

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Edited by Braden Becker

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