Five SATCOM Resolutions for 2018

Five Satellite Communications Resolutions to Make in 2018

What should you do in 2018 to have the best satellite communications network in the new year?

We’ve collected five resolutions for you to incorporate in your satellite communications strategy to help launch your 2018 in the right direction.

1. Manage your network.

Network management doesn’t have to be complicated – it should be simple, scalable and intelligent.

iDirect Government combines the most advanced IP-routing capability and application prioritization with unmatched platform flexibility. The resulting solution provides service providers with the ideal way to deliver all the capabilities of the next-generation IP network – beyond constraints of the wired world. Monitoring communications networks helps to ensure they're working at optimal operation. Web-based software tools integrate, monitor and automate hybrid networks and Network Operations Center (NOC)-based applications.

For integrated, satellite-based emergency response networks, such tools enable first responders, public safety and national security agencies to transform how they manage complex deployments, resulting in stronger network performance, faster response times, more secure and reliable communications.

2. Schedule a network health check.

Reviewing your network will make certain that everything is running smoothly and at maximum efficiency.

Network health checks are part of iDirect Government customer's Premium iSupport plans, which include on-site annual network health checks, remote managed upgrade support and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) periodic updates.

If you are not a current Premium iSupport customer, this is the perfect time to upgrade your iSupport plan so you can take advantage of these annual checks and other benefits.

3. Incorporate TRANSEC.

Deploying transmission security (TRANSEC) for Department of Defense personnel is vital. In combatant situations – where even the smallest spike in traffic can indicate a mission-critical piece of intelligence – the need to mask all communications activity becomes paramount.

TRANSEC improves our troops’ ability to move around the battlefield without losing the secure IP over SATCOM to do their jobs. As SATCOM hits the field, military vehicles and personnel are equipped with portable satellite devices that allow voice, video and data connectivity at anyplace, anytime a soldier, sailor, marine or airman needs a secure connection to communicate the mission.

4. Take advantage of our TAC.

iDirectGov provides an array of services and support to optimize your investment.

Our Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is available 24/7, 365 days a year and offers a comprehensive array of professional services designed to improve inefficiencies and optimize your iDirectGov investments.

Our team of professionals helps with network installs and health checks, supports rapid issue resolution and provides access to product documentation, technical notes and bulletins as well as software release notes. If you have a question about your iDirectGov products, they are here to help.

5. Sign up for a course.

Knowledge is power – register for the class you need today, so you’re ready for the mission tomorrow.

iDirectGov offers a full array of courses including two levels of iOM (iDirect Operation and Maintenance), Quality of Service Boot Camp and Remote Operator Commission Course. We even regularly develop and deliver custom courses tailored specifically to your needs. Can't make it to one of our locations? We will bring the training to you through our on-site training service.

iDirectGov offers several resources you can take advantage of at any time as part of your satellite strategy for the new year. By doing so, you are set to experience communications success whenever and wherever you need SATCOM in 2018.