iDirect Evolution X3 Satellite Router


iDirect Evolution X3 Satellite Router

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  • Star topology
  • 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

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Evolution X3 Satellite Router Overview

Modems Evolution X3 Satellite RouterRouters

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

Evolution X3 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 or SCPC 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 software licensing features can 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.


  • Star topology
  • 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
Evolution X3 Satellite Router
Network Topology Star (DVB-S2/ACM Outbound
+ Multi Frequency D-TDMA or SCPC Return*)
  Downstream DVB-S2
  Upstream TDMA
  Upstream SCPC Return
  Downstream DVB-S2
  Upstream TDMA
  Upstream SCPC Return
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  
  Downstream DVB-S2
  Upstream TDMA
  Upstream SCPC Return
45 Msps
7.5 Msps
15 Msps
Max. Info Rate  
  Downstream DVB-S2
  Upstream TDMA
  Upstream SCPC Return
150 Mbps1
12.8 Mbps
24 Mbps
Max. Line Card IP Data Rate  
  Downstream DVB-S2
  Upstream TDMA
  Upstream SCPC Return
149 Mbps1
11.1 Mbps2
18.2 Mbps3
Max. Remote IP Data Rate  
  Downstream DVB-S2
  Upstream TDMA
  Upstream SCPC Return
29 Mbps1
7.8 Mbps2
11.8 Mbps3
116APSK 8/9 FEC
Maximum downstream and upstream data rates cannot be achieved simultaneously
Maximum rates are achieved with optimal configurations
Satcom Interfaces TxIF: Type-F, 950–1700MHz
+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
BUC IFL Interface +24V, max. 70W, (120W PSU)
(please refer to X3
Installation Manual for full
list of supported BUCs)
LNB IFL Interface +19V (Nominal), 500mA max
DiSEqC (Voltage 14V/19V
+ 22KHz tone)
Data Interfaces LAN: 10/100 Ethernet,
802.1q VLAN
RS-232: RJ45 (Console connection)
Protocols Supported TCP, UDP, ACL, ICMP,
IGMP, RIP Ver2, Static Routes,
NAT, DHCP, DHCP Helper, Local
DNS Caching, cRTP and GRE
Security AES Link Encryption
(256-bit) (optional)
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,
Antenna Control Interface (OpenAMIP)
Size W 11.5 in (29.2 cm) x D 9.9 in
(D25.1 cm) x H 2 in (5.1cm)
Weight 4.3 lbs (1.95 Kg)
Operating Temperature 0˚ to +50˚C (32˚ to +122˚F)
at Sea Level with temperature gradient
of 0.5˚C per 1 min
0˚ to +45˚C (32˚ to +113˚F)
at 10,000 Feet with temperature
gradient of 0.5˚C per 1 min
For ODU power consumption <70W
(please refer to X3 Installation
Manual for details)
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 — Ku-Band
System Level Specification
EN 301-443 v1.3.1 — 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 61000-4-11
Certification FCC, CE, and RoHS Compliant
*Available with iDX 3.0 or above **Not supported for use with DVB-S2 outbound in iDX 3.0 or above

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