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Isotropic Systems partners with VT iDirect to create first self-installing, multi-beam, multi-modem next-gen terminal

Isotropic Systems partners with VT iDirect to create first self-installing, multi-beam, multi-modem next-gen terminal

Posted by Zenobia HegdeMarch 12, 2018

Satellite terminal provider, Isotropic Systems has announced a partnership with VT iDirect to create a satellite ground terminal with integrated modem technology designed to deliver broadband connectivity for a wide range of consumer and enterprise applications.

The agreement with VT iDirect, as the leading modem technology provider for fixed and mobility markets, and Isotropic Systems’ disruptive optical technology and market-focused plan will create a revolutionary shift in the industry to unencumber high-throughput satellite (HTS) broadband.

Isotropic Systems’ transformational technology will enable the first low-cost, fully electronic tracking terminal that can deliver satellite broadband to previously non-addressable markets. As part of the partnership, Isotropic Systems will integrate an iDirect board level modem that is compatible with Isotropic’s integrated modem bays for a fully integrated terminal offering.

This effort will dramatically change hardware and user costs, revitalising the economics for HTS communications across a wide range of enterprise and defense applications. While retaining compatibility with standard external modem interfaces, the modular support of a broad range of different modem technologies, combined with Isotropic Systems’ multi-beam capability, offers service providers an unprecedented choice and flexibility, and significantly reduces the complexity of enterprise and consumer broadband deployment.

“Our agreement with VT iDirect is another step in our plan to dramatically alter satellite communications by changing the user economics enabled by our integrated technology and deliver high-throughput satellite services to untapped markets,” said John Finney, founder and CEO of Isotropic Systems.

“The completely integrated solution we launch with iDirect technology will deliver satellite data, mobility and broadband services at a fraction of the cost of existing ground systems. When HTS ground technology enables mass-market use of satellites, the industry will enter into a new period of unprecedented growth from any orbit or frequency.”

“Isotropic System’s unique optical technology introduces extraordinary value and efficiency to the global HTS markets we serve,” said Greg Quiggle, VP of Emerging Products, VT iDirect. “Building upon this with our integrated modem technology enables our customers to realise lower terminal, installation and maintenance costs while proactively preparing for emerging multi-orbit networks.”

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