INTEGRASYS introduces Alusat, powerful remote maintenance product for VT iDirect customers
(21 March 2018 - VT iDirect) VT iDirect today announced that INTEGRASYS has launched its award-winning Always Up Satellite Terminal (Alusat) product, an automated very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT) tool that helps to enhance virtual network maintenance after installation.
Alusat, which won “Teleport Technology of the Year” from the World Teleport Association (WTA) during Satellite 2018, works with VT iDirect’s platform, and is an extension of the award-winning installation and commissioning solution Satmotion Pocket. Satmotion Pocket enables satellite service providers to easily install and commission a VSAT terminal with great accuracy. The addition of Alusat allows for the monitoring of all sites, ensuring that VSAT terminals continue to operate at maximum efficiency after installation, and the effective identification of those not functioning properly. This enables service providers to optimize their operations and respond to malfunctions more efficiently, bringing about time and cost savings in operational expenditure.
Alusat enables the virtual revalidation and calibration of the overall network through a combination of system management as well as spectrum monitoring and measurement, to accurately derive the remote terminal Radio Frequency (RF) status. Using this process, a service provider can pinpoint which terminals are not functioning properly and in some cases even recover terminals that may be out of service. This can save time and money if a service provider can avoid revisiting a site, or help recover from serious events like a natural disaster or atmospheric interruption.
Both Satmotion Pocket and Alusat can share the same hardware, keeping costs down for new customers or further enhancing the capabilities for existing Satmotion Pocket customers with minimal investment. Alusat also communicates directly with the iDirect Network Management System, bringing further automation and insight into network performance, and helping to reduce operational expenses.
“For any satellite network, it is critical to ensure all sites are running at optimal performance. Our solutions can help service providers monitor local terminals to improve the end user experience and save operational costs,” said Juan C. Sanchez, CEO, INTEGRASYS. “We are excited to bring our latest solution to VT iDirect’s customers with the introduction of Alusat.”
“We have seen fantastic adoption of the INTEGRASYS Satmotion Pocket, helping customers speed up their VSAT deployments and saving on operational costs,” said Cynthia Harty, Vice President of Business Development, VT iDirect. “Now, with Alusat’s ability to monitor the overall health of the network and integrate with the iDirect system, our customers gain even more cost savings.”
INTEGRASYS is a privately owned company specialized on engineering and manufacturing Satellite Spectrum Monitoring systems in the telecommunication and broadcasting markets. INTEGRASYS was founded in 1990 by a group of Hewlett-Packard engineers experts on Automated RF & Microwaves Test Systems and Software. Since then INTEGRASYS has evolved towards today's company, offering a wide range of signal monitoring products for different telecom services.
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.
VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering.