iDirect X5 Evolution Remote Satellite Modem Router

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iDirect X5 Evolution Remote Satellite Modem Router is available to buy in increments of 1

Dual-mode operation between iNFINITI TDM or DVB-S2/ACM on the outbound and MF-TDMA or SCPC Return on the inbound

Evolution X5 Remote Satellite Modem Router

Designed specifically to support business-critical applications, the iDirect X5 is ideally suited for high-performance broadband applications such as enterprise connectivity, cellular backhaul, maritime, secure banking, and other mobile applications.

The Evolution X5 features iDirect’s highly efficient implementation of the DVB-S2 standard with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) on the outbound carrier. Along with deterministic MF-TDMA technology or SCPC Return, 2D 16-State FEC, the Evolution X5 maximizes the efficiency of satellite capacity to enable new opportunities.

Greater Flexibility

The Evolution X5 offers dual-mode operation between iNFINITI TDM or DVB-S2/ACM on the outbound and MF-TDMA or SCPC Return on the inbound, providing more flexibility for network design and bandwidth optimization. Whether initially deploying a DVB-S2 network or starting off with an iNFINITI network that is capable of being upgraded to a DVB-S2 network in the future, the Evolution X5 adapts to a customer’s changing requirements. A customer can also temporarily switch from TDMA to SCPC Return without having to swap out the equipment.

With over-the-air software licensing features that can add data encryption and spread spectrum capabilities, operators are allowed even more flexibility to customize the Evolution X5 to meet their technical and budget requirements.

Increased Efficiency with Superior Quality of Service

iDirect’s sophisticated Group QoS advanced traffic prioritization dynamically balances the demands of different applications according to their needs and bandwidth availability, across multiple sites and user sub-networks. When combining the Group QoS feature set with DVB-S2/ACM, service providers can increase DVB-S2 efficiency gains by combining multiple small networks into a single, larger carrier. Additional configurations, service pricing models, and reporting capabilities allow service providers to translate ACM benefits into new revenue-generating service offerings.

Greater Mobility

Leading spread spectrum technology enables use of ultra small and phasedarray antennas on aircrafts, ships, and land based vehicles. The Evolution X5 is fully enabled for iDirect’s Global Network Management System (GNMS) and Automatic Beam Switching (ABS) technology allowing for a seamless network with truly global coverage.  The Evolution X5’s high-stability oscillator allows for operating in environments with steep temperature changes, making it ideal for mobile applications like cellular backhaul and maritime.

Simple, Intuitive Network Management

The Evolution X5 Series is easily configured, monitored, and controlled through the iVantage network management system, a complete suite of software-based tools for configuring, monitoring and controlling networks from one location.


Network Topology Star
MF-TDMA or (SCPC Return)
FEC LDPC, 1/4 – 8/9 (Turbo, 0.495 – 0.879) TPC*, 0.431 – 0.793 2D 16-State, 1/2 - 6/7
(SCPC Return: 2D 16-State, 1/2 - 6/7)
Max. Symbol Rate 45 Msps (15 Msps) 7.5 Msps (15 Msps)
Max. Info Rate 150 Mbps1 (21 Mbps2) 12.8 Mbps3
(24 Mbps4)
Max. Line Card IP Data Rate 149 Mbps1
(20 Mbps2) 11.1 Mbps3
(18.2 Mbps4)
Max. Remote IP Data Rate 35 Mbps1
(17 Mbps2) 10 Mbps3

Spread Spectrum Factor
(Max Rate Mcps)
Notes: 1
16APSK 8/9 FEC 2
QPSK, .793 FEC 3
QPSK 6/7 FEC 4
Up to 7.5 Mcps
Spreading Factors: 1,2,4,8
Maximum downstream and upstream data rates cannot be achieved simultaneously
Maximum rates are achieved under optimal conditions and with unlimited NMS

X5 iDirect Tech Specs

iDirect X5 Technical Specifications Page 2

Star topology, Two modes of operation: iNFINITI or DVB-S2/ACM outbound, Deterministic MF-TDMA or SCPC Return channel