Evolution X3 Satellite Router & Modem

Evolution® X3 is the next-generation satellite router featuring iDirect’s highly efficient implementation of the DVB-S2 standard. The Evolution® X3 Satellite Router is ideally suited for broadband requirements such as Internet and VPN access to enterprise networks, as well as real-time VoIP and video conferencing.

Evolution X3 Satellite Router Highlights

  • Star topologies
  • DVB-S2/ACM outbound for greater efficiency and enhanced network availability
  • Deterministic MF-TDMA return channel
  • Automatic end-to-end Uplink Power Control for reduced downtime
  • Optional AES 256-bit encryption
  • Ethernet interface
  • Low cost of entry

With DVB-S2 anvt-idirect-evolution-x3-satellite-routerd Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) on the outbound and deterministic TDMA on the return, the X3 maximizes the efficiency of satellite capacity to enable new opportunities for star topology networking. The Evolution® X3 Satellite Router is an integrated satellite modem and IP router supporting a wide range of carrier IP data rates, FEC codes and modulation types.

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

Evolution X3 is the first next-generation satellite router featuring iDirect’s 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. Evolution X3 is ideally suited for broadband requirements such as Internet and VPN access to enterprise networks, as well as real-time VoIP and videoconferencing.

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 iVantage⃜ network management system, a complete suite of software-based tools for configuring, monitoring and controlling satellite networks from one location.

Evolution X3 Satellite Router & Modem Specifications

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Network Configuration

Network TopologyStar (DVB-S2/ACM downstream + Multi Frequency D-TDMA upstream)
ModulationDownstream: QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK Upstream: BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK
Maximum Rates Supported
Max RateDownstream (DVB-S2)Upstream (TDMA)
Symbol rateUp to 45 MspsUp to 7.5 Msps
Info rateUp to 150 Mbps¹Up to 11.8 Mbps²
IP data rateUp to 138 Mbps¹Up to 10.8 Mbps²
¹16APSK 8/9 FEC ²QPSK.793 FEC Maximum downstream and upstream data rates cannot be achieved simultaneously
Maximum rates are achieved with optimal configurations and unlimited NMS
FEC
LDPC, 1/4 – 8/9(Downstream)
Turbo, 0.431 – 0.793; 2D 16-State(In DVB-S2 mode only), 1/2 – 6/7 (Upstream)
Eb/No
For full list please refer to the latest iDirect Link Budget Analysis Guide

Evolution X3 Interfaces

SatCom InterfacesTxIF: Type-F, 950-1700 MHz, Composite Power +7dBm / -35dBm
RxIF: Type-F, 950-2150MHz, -5dBm (max) composite/ -125+10*log(Fsym)dBm (min) single carrier
Software controllable 10 MHz reference on TX Out and RX In ports
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)+19V/+14V (Nominal), 500mA max 22KHz DiSEqC tone
Data InterfacesLAN: Single 10/100 Ethernet , 802.1q VLAN RS-232: RJ45 (Console Connection)
Protocols SupportedTCP, UDP, ACL, ICMP, IGMP, RIP Ver2, Static Routes, NAT, DHCP, DHCP Helper, Local DNS Caching, cRTP and GRE
Traffic EngineeringGroup QoS, QoS (Priority Queuing and CBWFQ), Strict Priority Queuing, Application Based QoS, Minimum CIR, CIR (Static and Dynamic), Rate Limiting
Other FeaturesBuilt-in Automatic Uplink Power, Frequency and Timing Control, Authentication, AES-256 encryption(Optional)

Mechanical/Environmental

SizeW 11.5 in x D9.9 in x H2 in.
(W 29.2 cm x D25.1 cm x H5.1cm)
Weight4.3 lbs (1.95 Kg)
Operating Temperature0° to +50°C (32° to +122°F) at Sea Level with temperature gradient of 1°C per 1 min
0° to +45°C (32° to +113°F) at 10,000 Feet with temperature gradient of 1°C per 1 min
For ODU power consumption <70W (please refer to X3 Installation Manual for details)
Humidity Max90% non-condensing humidity
Input Voltage100-240 VAC Single Phase, 50-60 Hz, 2A max at 90 VAC, 1A max at 240 VAC
Radio StandardsEN 301-428 v1.3.1 — Ku-Band System Level Specifications
EN 301-443 v1.3.1 — C-band System Level Specifications
Safety StandardsComplies with IEC 60950, EN 60950-1, UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 No.60950-1-03
Emission StandardComplies with EN 55022 Class B, FCC Part 15 Class B, CISPR 22 Class B, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
EMC/Immunity StandardComplies 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 61000-4-11
CertificationFCC, CE and RoHS compliant