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MEASAT deploys first DVB-S2X service in Asia based on VT iDirect technology

(25 June 2018 - VT iDirect) VT iDirect today announced that MEASAT Satellite Systems, a regional communications satellite operator based in Malaysia, has deployed the first iDirect DVB-S2X network in Malaysia, in a bid to bring scalable and affordable satellite broadband Internet services across Malaysia.

This state-of-the-art platform allows MEASAT to tap into new markets and take advantage of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) opportunities in a cost-effective manner. Complementing existing terrestrial connectivity, the new service provides an additional communications option for Malaysians with limited or no access to broadband.

MEASAT chose to use iDirect’s Universal Hub chassis with iQ Desktop remotes, as well as iDirect’s ULC-T line cards designed to support much higher symbol rates of up to 119 Msps and higher modulation and coding (MODCOD) schemes via a software license upgrade. iDirect’s ULC-R line cards feature Adaptive TDMA, multi-channel support, and a path to higher symbol rates on the return.

“With VT iDirect, MEASAT can rest assured they are getting the most innovative satellite solutions and support services,” said John Arnold, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, VT iDirect. “Our company mission is to bring connectivity to diverse and challenging environments. I am happy we are helping MEASAT provide a solution for customers previously constrained by location and cost.”

VT iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable our partners worldwide to optimize their networks, differentiate their services and profitably expand their businesses. For more than 20 years, the VT iDirect organization has focused on meeting the economic and technology challenges across the satellite industry. Today, the product portfolio, branded under the name iDirect, sets new standards in performance and efficiency, making it possible to deliver voice, video and data connectivity anywhere in the world. VT iDirect is the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer and is the leader in key industries including mobility, military/government and cellular backhaul. In 2007, iDirect Government was formed to better serve the U.S. government and defense communities.