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iDirect EVOLUTION X3 Satellite Modems

iDirect EVOLUTION X3 Satellite Modems

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SKU: iD-X3

IDirect Evolution X3 Features

  • Star topology
  • DVB-S2/ACM outbound
  • Deterministic MF-TDMA return channel
  • Automatic end-to-end Uplink Power Control
  • Built-in TCP and HTTP acceleration
  • Advanced QoS and traffic prioritization
  • Optional AES 256-bit encryption
  • Low cost of entry

IDirect Evolution X3 Satellite Router

High-speed, High-efficiency IP Broadband Connectivity for Enterprise Networks

The iDirect Evolution X3 Satellite Router features a highly efficient implementation of the DVB-S2 standard. With Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) on the outbound carrier and iDirect’s patented, deterministic TDMA Return channel, Evolution X3 maximizes efficiency of satellite capacity to enable new opportunities for star topology networking.

The iDirect Evolution X3 Satellite Routeris ideally suited for broadband requirements such as Internet and VPN access to enterprise networks, as well as real-time VoIP and videoconferencing.

X3 Back Panel

Superior Quality of Service and Network Performance
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.

Features such as TCP and HTTP acceleration, in addition to local DNS caching, increase performance and maximize user experience.

Seamless Terrestrial Integration
An integrated satellite modem and router with Ethernet interface, combined with a native IP architecture, ensuring easy integration of satellite-delivered connectivity into almost any data network.

Support for a rich set of IP protocols and features such as TCP, UDP, multicasting, NAT and DHCP guarantee compatibility with a wide range of applications and user needs, including corporate network extension, point of sale, SCADA, telemetry, multimedia and Internet cafés.

Flexibility to Meet Changing Requirements
Over-the-air upgrade options can add strong data encryption or extend the remote’s capabilities allowing operators to customize Evolution X3 to meet technical and budget requirements.

Simple, Intuitive Network Management
The Evolution router is easily configured, monitored, and controlled through the iVantage™ network management system, a complete suite of software-based tools for configuring, monitoring and controlling satellite networks from one location.

Network Configuration

Network Topology Star (DVB-S2/ACM Outbound 
+ Multi Frequency D-TDMA or SCPC Return*)
Downstream DVB-S2 Upstream TDMA Upstream SCPC Return
FEC LDPC, 1/4 - 8/9 TPC, 0.431 - 0.793**;
2D 16-State, 1/2 - 6/7
2D 16-State, 1/3 - 6/7
Max. Symbol Rate 45 Msps 7.5 Msps 15 Msps
Max. Info Rate 150 Mbps 12.8 Mbps 24 Mbps
Max. Line Card IP Data Rate 149 Mbps 11.1 Mbps 18.2 Mbps
Max. Remote IP Data Rate 29 Mbps 7.8 Mbps 11.8 Mbps
Max. Remote IP Data Rate 29 Mbps 7.8 Mbps 11.8 Mbps


Satcom Interfaces
TxIF Type-F, 950–1700MHz,
Composite Power +7dBm / -35dBm
RxIF Type-F, 950–2150MHz,
Composite Power -5dBm / -65dBm
Available BUC Power (IFL) +24V, max. 70W, (120W PSU)
(please refer to X3 Installation Manual
for full list of supported BUCs)
Available LNB Power (IFL) +19.0V (Nominal) / +14V (Nominal),
300mA (DiSEqC) 22KHz DiSEqC tone
10 MHz Reference Software controllable on Tx and Rx IF ports
Data Interfaces 

10/100 Ethernet, 802.1q VLAN
RJ45 (Console connection)
Protocols Supported TCP, UDP, ACL, ICMP, IGMP, RIP Ver2,
Static Routes, NAT, DHCP, DHCP Helper,
Local DNS Caching, cRTP and GRE
Traffic Engineering Group QoS, QoS 
(Priority Queuing and CBWFQ),
Strict Priority Queuing,
Application Based QoS,
Minimum CIR, CIR 
(Static and Dynamic),
Rate Limiting
Other Features Built-in Automatic Uplink Power,
Frequency and Timing Control,
Authentication, AES-256 encryption

Mechanical / Environmental

Size (W x D x H) 11.5 in (29.2 cm) x 9.9 in (25.1 cm) x 2 in (5.1cm)
Operating Temperature 0° to +45°C (32° to +113°F) at Sea Level
with temperature gradient of 5°C per 10mins
Humidity Max 90% non-condensing humidity
Input Voltage 100–240 VAC Single Phase, 50–60 Hz,
2A max at 90 VAC, 1A max at 240 VAC
Radio Standards
    EN 301-428 v1.3.1
    EN 301-443 v1.3.1

Ku-Band System Level Specification
C-Band System Level Specification
Safety Standards Complies with IEC 60950,
EN 60950-1, UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 No.60950-1-03
Emission Standard Complies with EN 55022 Class B,
FCC Part 15 Class B, CISPR 22 Class B,
EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
EMC/Immunity Standard Complies with EN 55024, EN 301-489-1,
EN 301-489-12, EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3,
EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 
Certification FCC, CE, and RoHS Compliant
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