ITC Global to upgrade global mining sector over iDirect platform

by Staff Reporter | February 5th, 2013

VT iDirect, Inc. has announced that ITC Global will upgrade its mining-sector satellite network to iDirect’s soon-to-be-released iDX 3.2 software featuring Adaptive TDMA, and will deploy the next-generation Evolution X7 remote.

ITC Global is a provider of global, enterprise-class satellite communications to mining companies around the world, and will reportedly be the first service provider to offer iDX 3.2 and X7 capabilities to the mining sector

The upgrade advances, the company claims, ITC Global’s commitment to continual network innovation and will allow ITC Global to satisfy the 20+ Mbps bandwidth requirement the mining sector now demands. Faster data throughput will improve the network’s ability to handle multiple IP applications on a unified platform, such as Voice over IP, radio over IP, CCTV, remote permission and control, and the automation of critical operational tasks. These communications services enable mining companies to increase business productivity; ensure compliance with health, safety and environmental initiatives and commitments; achieve the timely delivery of projects; and shorten overall time to market while maximizing continuity of supply to end customers.

iDirect’s new Evolution X7 remote features a multi-core processor that can reportedly reach high-performance inbound and outbound data rates over the iDX 3.2 operating system. iDX 3.2 also features Adaptive TDMA, which will, the company claims, augment ITC Global’s high-availability network designs, and reportedly help ensure very high availability in a wide range of weather conditions and across a wide range of locations. Further, Adaptive TDMA combined with iDirect’s DVB-S2/ACM outbound technology reportedly improves efficiency across a wide range of terminals, including compact rapid-deployment and mobile antenna systems for Comms-on-the-Move (COTM) and Comms-on-the-Pause (COTP) applications.

“ITC Global has consistently been at the forefront of deploying technological innovations directly to our valued mining sector clients as soon as they become available on the commercial market. Keeping pace with satellite technology advances enables our customers to ensure that their operations remain at the leading edge of what’s possible,” stated Chris Hill, Chief Technology Officer, ITC Global

“The development of iDX 3.2 and the X7 remote are important steps in the evolution towards higher performance satellite technology. These new products enable service providers like ITC Global to satisfy increasing customer demands for bandwidth, while growing their revenues in fast-growing markets like the global mining sector,” stated Rob Kilroy, Regional Vice President, Americas, iDirect

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