Skycasters Satellite Internet Upgrades to Revolutionary iDirect Evolution Platform

AKRON, Ohio, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Skycasters, the industry leader in broadband satellite Internet solutions, announces it now supports the latest in high-speed, high-efficiency IP broadband connectivity for enterprise technology with the iDirect Evolution Series X3 and X5 platform.

The Evolution X3 and X5 features iDirect's highly efficient implementation of the DVB-S2 standard (digital video broadcasting-satellite). These next generation satellite routers are ideally suited for broadband requirements such as Internet and VPN (virtual private network) and enhance access to enterprise networks, VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) and video conferencing.

"Choosing the iDirect Evolution platform was a natural choice for us," says Skycasters President Mike Kister. "We are committed to staying on top of cutting edge technology to provide the very best performance over a wide range of conditions. The Evolution platform allows us to provide greater bandwidth efficiency which translates into improved service for all of our customers."

Kister goes on to explain that the primary advantage of the iDirect Evolution product line is the ability for the modems to perform ACM (adaptive coding and modulation). ACM allows each satellite remote to attain the greatest amount of data throughput by choosing the best coding and modulation schedule available to the remote at that time. For example, a device in an area experiencing rain will receive different modulation and coding than a device that is in an area with clear skies. On the iDirect Evolution platform, the net impact will allow the satellite Internet service to slow down as the weather deteriorates in a specific area, rather than drop out completely.

"Evolution is the future of broad band communications and the X3 and X5 are the models that will allow us to provide the latest in satellite technology to our customers. We're proud to set the industry standard with the implementation of this cutting-edge technology," says Kister.

About Skycasters
Skycasters has been the industry leader in VSAT technology since 2001. The company delivers fast, reliable broadband satellite Internet access, secure VPNs, mobile and portable satellite Internet, and corporate data services to customers around the world using three geostationary satellites for coverage virtually everywhere in the western hemisphere.

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