Isotropic Networks Selects VT iDirect For Next-Generation VSAT Offering

Wisconsin-based operator installs Universal Line Cards and Intelligent Gateway, prepares for upgrade to iDirect Velocity® and iQ Series remotes to boost network performance

Herndon, VA, October 4, 2017 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology and a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that IsoTropic Networks will upgrade all of its iDirect Evolution®-only line cards to Universal Line Cards, which have the capability to run both Evolution and Velocity networks and support the new iDirect iQ series remotes. The technology upgrade provides the infrastructure foundation for IsoTropic to launch next-generation services and prepares them for future customer requirements.

IsoTropic Networks is a specialized leader in the Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) market, delivering highly responsive and cost-effective services to enterprise, maritime, and oil and gas industries. The network upgrade is in response to escalating customer demand for bandwidth and scalability, and enables IsoTropic Networks to increase support for real-time, data-intensive applications across its growing customer base.

“We strive to lead the pace of innovation in our field, so we are taking aggressive steps to equip our networks for future requirements,” said Hank Zbierski, chief catalyst, IsoTropic Networks. “We conducted a very thorough examination and tested all available platforms in the ground infrastructure market. iDirect was the clear winner. We’re excited to show our customers how iDirect’s next-generation technology will transform their service experience.”

“IsoTropic is boldly focused on meeting its customers’ immediate and future needs,” said David Harrower, senior vice president of global sales, VT iDirect. “This universal upgrade will provide customers with a future-proof infrastructure to run both Evolution and Velocity networks, and deploy the new iQ series remotes that will enable them to leverage the power of HTS and DVB-S2X with a lower total cost of ownership. We are deeply committed to giving our partners like Isotropic a competitive edge as key VSAT markets grow in opportunity.”

IsoTropic Networks Launches Netflix Satellite Internet Solution

First to Market with Multicast Solution, Delivering Buffer-Free HD Netflix Titles

Lake Geneva, WI – IsoTropic Networks, Inc., a global satellite communications provider today announced the launch of VSAT Video™, the first satellite IP Multicast entertainment solution that preloads selected Netflix content and offers a buffer-free HD experience.

Leveraging the multicast capabilities of iDirect Technologies, IsoTropic has simplified the complexities of high-definition Netflix content across a satellite delivered IP network, making VSAT Video a first generation end-to-end solution for streaming Netflix across the VSAT network.

This unique multicast technology delivers the latest Netflix titles to any device capable of accessing the Netflix player.  IsoTropic’s VSAT Video clients enjoy access to a library including hundreds of Netflix titles without experiencing a reduction in VSAT service plan or throughput speeds.

“It’s great to bring back multicast, a forgotten piece of history in IP. We are adapting to the future of video entertainment with VSAT Video, providing big data and entertainment to our remote clients,” said Hank Zbierski, Chief Catalyst, IsoTropic Networks.

VSAT Video’s simple interface and high capacity equipment allows users to schedule, download and store Netflix movies, TV shows and episodes simultaneously. Local storage of content completely eliminates the problems of “live” streaming, and clients can experience HD content buffer-free without interruption.

Expertly tailored for the maritime, mining, and oil/gas industries; VSAT Video clients can now make better use of their VSAT bandwidth while never having to miss their favorite Netflix programs – no matter where life takes them.

IsoTropic Networks

IsoTropic Networks is a global satellite communications provider for the aero, enterprise, disaster recovery, maritime and oil & gas industries. Recognized as a premier iDirect Host Network Operator (HNO), IsoTropic’s privately owned and operated teleports deliver seamless, robust and reliable Satellite IP connectivity solutions to clients in the most remote locations. Solutions include managed satellite IP networks, teleport services, on-demand multicast video and voice. With over twenty years of satellite expertise, IsoTropic redefines VSAT standards thru utilization of the most advanced technology available and providing the finest remote side support and services. The company’s headquarters are located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with offices and networks in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information visit

Learn more about VSAT Video:

IsoTropic Media Contact:

Melissa Orlick

Tel: 262.248.9600


IsoTropic Networks Renews Sponsorship of The International SeaKeepers Society Bal de la Mer

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin – IsoTropic Networks, Inc., a global satellite communications provider today announced their continued event sponsorship and support for the International SeaKeepers Society, a non-profit organization that promotes oceanographic research, conservation and education through direct involvement with the world’s yachting community. SeaKeepers enables this community to take full advantage of their unique position to help advance marine science and to raise awareness generally about the issues oceans around the world are facing.

This year’s SeaKeeper Award marks the tenth year for the society and the third sponsorship year for IsoTropic Networks. The Award will be presented during SeaKeepers annual Bal de la Mer event, which will take place in Palm Beach, Florida on October 8th. Each year the prestigious SeaKeeper award is presented to an individual or organization that has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to ocean conservation. The 2016 award recipient is SeaKeepers’ founding member and yachting community pioneer, Alexander W. Dreyfoos. Dreyfoos joins an elite and influential group of leaders in marine conservation including: Monaco’s own H.S.H Prince Rainier III, Jean Michel Cousteau, James Cameron, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and most recently, the 2015 recipient Fabien Cousteau.

IsoTropic Networks has strong ties with the maritime community, and believes deeply in supporting marine philanthropic efforts aligned to their core business.

“We are honored to continue our relationship with SeaKeepers. The sponsorship of the Bal de la Mer and the SeaKeepers Award gives us the opportunity to not only support the International SeaKeepers Society research and education efforts, but to salute the pioneers leading the way in marine conservation.” Melissa Orlick, Director Maritime Communications, IsoTropic Networks.

“With the full formation of SeaKeepers in 1998 following on from the first award presented in 1996, the guiding principle for SeaKeepers has been to foster an understanding on the health of the world’s oceans through the utilization of yachts. Seakeepers has evolved to accomplish its mission today through the DISCOVERY Yachts program. The continued support of valued sponsors such as IsoTropic Networks benefits SeaKeepers DISCOVERY Yacht programming and enables more private vessels to participate in missions focusing on ocean research, education, instrument deployment and exploration. We are pleased programming has increased by over 80% each year since 2013, and are very appreciative of our sponsor’s investment in our efforts.” Richard Snow, President and CEO, The International SeaKeepers Society.

About IsoTropic IsoTropic Networks is a global satellite communications provider for the aero, enterprise, disaster recovery, maritime and oil & gas industries. Recognized as a premier iDirect Host Network Operator (HNO), IsoTropic’s privately owned and operated teleports deliver seamless, robust and reliable Satellite IP connectivity solutions to clients in the most remote locations. Solutions include managed satellite IP networks, teleport services, on-demand multicast video and voice. With over twenty years of satellite expertise, IsoTropic redefines VSAT standards thru utilization of the most advanced technology available and providing the finest remote side support and services. The company’s headquarters are located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with offices and networks in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information visit

About The International SeaKeepers Society® The International SeaKeepers Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization focusing on the health of the world’s oceans and climate. SeaKeepers works with the boating and yachting community to take advantage of their unique potential in order to further marine research and to raise awareness about the issues our oceans face. The International SeaKeepers Society acts as a global catalyst working with governments, scientists, industry, and other marine organizations to further its mission and to support sensible, achievable marine protection and restoration. For more information visit

IsoTropic Media Contact:

Melissa Orlick
Tel: 262.248.9600

SeaKeepers Media Contact:

Devika Boodhoo
355 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1100
Coral Gables, Florida
Tel: 305.448.7089


IsoTropic Networks Deploys First Satellite Network on Eutelsat 115 WB

Lake Geneva, WI – IsoTropic Networks, a leading satellite teleport services provider and iDirect Host Network Operator (HNO), today announced that they have expanded their service offerings, being the first teleport to successfully light-up and close the link with Eutelsat 115WB “Hunter Beam”.

Eutelsat 115 WB will be used for IsoTropic Networks and Hunter Communications growing clientele in the aero, maritime and business markets. The satellite is the first all-electric spacecraft for Eutelsat Communications, providing coverage from Alaska and Canada down to South America, with unique coverage over the Galapagos and Easter Island.

“We are thrilled to be the first provider on board with the newest technology and service available to our clients. The bandwidth through Hunter Communications will allow us to offer cost-effective solutions for clients requiring data services for high-performance applications such as aero, corporate networks, government initiatives, broadband connectivity, cellular backhaul, oil & gas and mobility services.” said Hank Zbierski, Chief Catalyst of IsoTropic Networks.

Brent Perrott, President of Hunter stated, “We have a long relationship working with IsoTropic Networks in delivering satellite networks. IsoTropic has a world class Teleport based in Lake Geneva, WI and their expertise of iDirect platforms provides a great partner to access our new “Hunter Beam” on E115WB to provide service across all of Canada.

About IsoTropic Networks

IsoTropic Networks is a family owned global satellite communications company. As a category of one provider of IP connectivity, we help clients in all industries reach success. We play a strategic role across industries, providing the most technologically advanced products and intelligent solutions. Being a recognized premier iDirect Host Network Operator (HNO) with over twenty-three years of experience, our work serves an important role in helping solve global challenges within aero, oil and gas, disaster relief, maritime, public service, cellular backhaul and teleport services. For more information visit

About Hunter Communications

Hunter Communications was founded in 2002 as a satellite bandwidth and teleport provider. We work as an independent agent, working with satellite network service providers, US Gov’t contractors and teleports worldwide, to support them with: satellite bandwidth, procurement, bandwidth analysis, and availability. For more information visit

Media Contacts
Melissa Orlick
Director Maritime Communication
IsoTropic Networks
Phone: +1262248 9600

Michael Dougherty
Vice President Sales
Hunter Communications
Phone: +1 (484) 538-7752




iNFINITY Networks – System Maintenance Notification October 1-4, 2015

To our Valued Clients: 

Services Affected:

Telstar 11NiNFINITY except for Africa

Please note, this maintenance affects ALL iNFINITY remotes on the networks listed above.

As stated in our earlier e-mails, IsoTropic Networks will be ending iNFINITY support on Telstar 11N America effective October 4, 2015.  We have provided special pricing to upgrade these sites to Evolution service, and most of our clients have made the decision to implement this upgrade.

This is notification that, for any sites that have not upgraded by October 4, service will no longer operate on our T11N Network.  It is important to stress to those of you who have decided to upgrade that it should be completed on or before this date.  Our NOC is available at any time to assist you with this upgrade.

We thank each of you for your support of IsoTropic Networks, and look forward to providing you with the superior service allowed by this system upgrade.

Solar Attenuation Risk Alert October 8-11, 2015

Late Season Group
Local Civil Time (no daylight saving added)
Site: IsoTropic Networks. Inc.. 42.618N. 88.438W
Time Zone=-5. Antenna Diameter=6.1m
Wide antenna beamwidth at 12 GHz
Telesat 11N, Long=37.55W, EL=19.50, AZ=118.83
Date Begin Peak End Depth Closest(deg)
Oct 8 08:54:04 08:56:33 08:59:02 High 0.3699
Oct 9 08:53:22 08:56:16 08:59:10 High 0.0101
Oct 10 08:53:33 08:56:00 08:58:26 High 0.3888
Satellite 2
Amazonas 2, Long=61.00W, EL=33.55, AZ=142.52
Date Begin Peak End Depth Closest(deg)
Oct 8 10:36:42 10:38:32 10:40:22 Medium 0.5582
Oct 9 10:35:27 10:38:15 10:41:04 High 0.1780
Oct 10 10:35:12 10:37:59 10:40:46 High 0.2009
Oct 11 10:35:59 10:37:43 10:39:27 Low 0.5783
Satellite 3
Galaxy 28, Long=89.00W, EL=40.81, AZ=180.83
Date Begin Peak End Depth Closest(deg)
Oct 8 12:42:24 12:43:50 12:45:17 Low 0.6257
Oct 9 12:40:50 12:43:34 12:46:17 High 0.2455
Oct 10 12:40:26 12:43:17 12:46:08 High 0.1333
Oct 11 12:40:59 12:43:02 12:45:05 Medium 0.5106
Satellite 4
SatMex 6, Long=113.00W, EL=34.90, AZ=214.02
Date Begin Peak End Depth Closest(deg)
Oct 8 14:29:19 14:31:20 14:33:22 Medium 0.5160
Oct 9 14:28:13 14:31:04 14:33:55 High 0.1359
Oct 10 14:28:04 14:30:48 14:33:31 High 0.2427
Oct 11 14:29:03 14:30:32 14:32:01 Low 0.6199
Satellite 5
SatMex 5, Long=114.90W, EL=34.02, AZ=216.32
Date Begin Peak End Depth Closest(deg)
Oct 8 14:37:41 14:39:45 14:41:50 Medium 0.5012
Oct 9 14:36:37 14:39:29 14:42:20 High 0.1211
Oct 10 14:36:30 14:39:13 14:41:55 High 0.2575
Oct 11 14:37:35 14:38:57 14:40:20 Low 0.6347


System Maintenance Notification September 10, 2015

IsoTropic Networks will be upgrading our iDirect software to v3.3.2.2.  This upgrade will introduce a number of new and exciting features, including Adaptive TDMA upstream carriers, X7 support and expanded X1 features.

This upgrade will require that your modem be up and active in the network.  In the event that your modem is not active, it will still obtain a green RX lock but will not obtain network lock.  If this does happen, please contact the IsoTropic NOC immediately.  We will be able to push new software images and options files to your modem and bring it into the network.

Services Affected:

Eutelsat 115WA (SatMex 5) Evolution, Eutelsat 113WB (SatMex 6) Evolution, Galaxy 28Evolution,
Amazonas 2 Evolution, Telstar 11N US Evolution

Please note, this maintenance affects ALL Evolution remotes (X1, X3 and X5) on the networks listed above.

There are five (5) networks that will be affected, as listed above.  We ask that you bring your modem live at or before 9:00am CDT on September 10, 2015.  Please leave it on until at least5:00pm.  We anticipate resetting all networks at 4:00pm CDT, completing the upgrade by 5:00pm.

The switch will require a network-wide reset, which normally requires about 15 minutes.  Once complete, sites will start to re-acquire their networks.

On Thursday, September 10, 2015 we request all units be powered on and online for the entireday. Software Images and Options Files will be transmitted at various times during the day – without a modem reset.  At 4:00pm CDT, one last push will be done, and all modems reset.  This will be followed by a full HUB reset.

IsoTropic is requesting a one-hour Maintenance Window for the Network Reset, but anticipates that it will be completed more quickly than this.

Maintenance Activity:  Evolution Software Upgrade.

Location:  IsoTropic International Teleport, Lake Geneva, WI

Start Date/Time: September 10, 2015 9:00 am CDT (GMT-5)

Network Reset: September 10, 2015 5:00pm CDT

Outage Duration: 60 Minutes or less

In the event that your site does not re-acquire the network by 5:00 pm CDT, please contact the IsoTropic NOC at (262) 248-9600 prompt 1 for further assistance.

Special Considerations: Stranded or non-active modems may receive an RX Lock when brought up, but network lock will not be possible until the modem software images and a new option fileare pushed to the modem from the IsoTropic NOC.

Please contact an IsoTropic Network Operations Center at (262) 248-9600 prompt 1 should you have any questions or concerns.

IsoTropic Networks Renews its iDirect Support Commitment for 3 years of Premium Support

IsoTropic Networks will extend iDirect iSupport Premium Package to enhance and maximize commitment, support, and availability to clients

Lake Geneva,WI. November 18, 2014IsoTropic Networks, a leading facilities-based provider of satellite Internet services and iDirect Host Network Operator (HNO), today announced its extension of iDirect’s iSupport Premium Package for three years.

IsoTropic will take advantage of the Premium iSupport options in an ongoing effort to strengthen the organization through a manageable TCO benchmark, maintain continuity through iDirect’s “spare in the air” program, along with comprehensive training and a dedicated iDirect Technical Account Manager. This will greatly enhance IsoTropic’s efficiency and effectiveness in providing iDirect VNOs, Hub Hosting, and iDirect Hub sales.

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IsoTropic Networks Clients Access Site Activity Via Latest Online Portal

Leading maritime satellite service provider launches new online client portal to its client community

Lake Geneva, WI….October 30, 2014 – IsoTropic Networks, a leading facilities based provider of satellite internet services and iDirect Host Network Operator (HNO), today announced the launch of their Client Portal providing clients with up to the minute information about their satellite connection.

The IsoTropic Client Portal, debuting during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week, will provide IsoTropic Networks growing maritime clientele with access to review their sites, update settings, receive site notifications and forecast their service for potential upgrades or downgrades. Read More→

Zbierski Endeavors and TTcomm Form Strategic Partnership

Warsaw, Poland: TTcomm, the largest provider of VSAT communications services in eastern and central Europe and Zbierski Endeavors, owners of IsoTropic Networks, a US based VSAT communications provider have jointly announced their intention to form a strategic partnership.

Under this partnership, Zbierski Endeavors will acquire an interest in TTcomm S.A. and the two companies will increase their global service offering. The common focus of both companies is to maximize the value of their deep experience, flexibility to design and deliver customized VSAT communications services, and leverage their continental coverage for a comprehensive global service footprint.

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