iDirect Government Receives Wideband Global SATCOM Certification

3/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
By: iDirect Government

Herndon, Va., March 11, 2019 – iDirect Government (iDirectGov), a leading provider of satellite communications to the military and government, today announced that it has received Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) certification for the company’s 9-Series Defense portfolio of satellite routers and line cards operating on Evolution 3.4 software.

The new Army certification (18-004), along with certification 18-001, confirms that all Evolution 3.4 hardware and software will operate on the WGS constellation with no performance certification restrictions, enabling enhanced military communications. The certification includes the 900 Satellite Router board9350 Satellite Router, the 950mp9050 OMTactical Hub and DLC-T and DLC-R line cards.

The 9-Series Defense products underwent stringent evaluation and testing as part of the Army’s certification process. The WGS certification ensures that iDirectGov’s 9-Series Defense products work effectively with WGS to support military missions.

“The new WGS certification validates our 9-Series Defense line and Evolution 3.4 as the ‘go to’ communications solutions for military communications requirements worldwide, and we are committed to play a part in keeping the military connected as they defend our nation,” said John Ratigan, president of iDirect Government. “The WGS certification confirms what our customers know—that we are dedicated to delivering high-quality military satellite communications solutions to ensure that those deployed in the field have critical clear lines of communication needed for mission success and system reliability. This newest certification highlights the effort of our engineers who have worked to bring the latest technology to the market, earning this recognition.”

The new WGS certification builds upon iDirectGov’s existing high-quality certifications that include TL 9000 and ISO 9001:2008 quality certifications. These recognitions validate its demonstrated ability to provide the highest quality levels of design, development, production, delivery, installation, and maintenance of information and communications technology products including hardware, software and services.

The WGS supports the Department of Defense by providing military SATCOM worldwide at no additional cost to the services. It provides beyond-line-of-sight reach-back and in-theater communications capabilities to the military’s operations worldwide.

About iDirect Government

iDirect Government, LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect, Inc., delivers secure satellite-based voice, video and data applications with anytime and anywhere connectivity in the air, at sea and on land. iDirect Government’s advanced satellite IP solutions are used for critical ISR, airborne, maritime and COTM communications to support force protection, logistics, situational awareness, disaster recovery and emergency response. Building on more than 15 years of global satellite communications experience, iDirect Government provides the most bandwidth-efficient, scalable and highly secure platform to meet specialized applications of multiple federal, state and local government agencies, including the Department of Defense, both domestically and abroad. iDirect Government is headquartered in Herndon, Va.

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