iDirect Evolution X5 Satellite Router


iDirect Evolution X5 Satellite Router

Master Distributor

Contact Us For Pricing

  • Star topology
  • Two modes of operation: iNFINITI or DVB-S2/ACM outbound
  • Adaptive TDMA or SCPC Return channel
  • Extremely efficient 2D 16-State inbound coding

SKU: IDT118 Tags: , , ,
  • Description
  • Technical Specifications
  • Support Documents

iDirect Evolution X5 Satellite Router Overview

iDirect Evolution X5 Satellite Router

High-speed, High-performance IP Broadband Connectivity

Designed specifically to support business-critical applications, the iDirect Evolution X5 is ideally suited for high-performance broadband applications such as enterprise connectivity, cellular backhaul, maritime, secure banking, and other mobile applications.

The iDirect Evolution X5 features iDirect’s highly efficient implementation of the DVB-S2 standard with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) on the outbound carrier. Along with Adaptive TDMA technology or SCPC Return, 2D 16-State FEC, the iDirect Evolution X5 maximizes the efficiency of satellite capacity to enable new opportunities.

Greater Flexibility

The iDirect Evolution X5 offers dual-mode operation between iNFINITI TDM or DVB-S2/ ACM on the outbound and ATDMA or SCPC Return on the inbound, providing more flexibility for network design and bandwidth optimization. Whether initially deploying a DVB-S2 network or starting off with an iNFINITI network that is capable of being upgraded to a DVB-S2 network in the future, the Evolution X5 adapts to a customer’s changing requirements. A customer can also temporarily switch from TDMA to SCPC Return without having to swap out the equipment.

With over-the-air software licensing features that can add spread spectrum capabilities, operators are allowed even more flexibility to customize the Evolution X5 to meet their technical and budget requirements.

Increased Efficiency with Superior Quality of Service

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. When combining the Group QoS feature set with DVB-S2/ACM, service providers can increase DVB-S2 efficiency gains by combining multiple small networks into a single, larger carrier. Additional configurations, service pricing models, and reporting capabilities allow service providers to translate ACM benefits into new revenue-generating service offerings.

Greater Mobility

Leading spread spectrum technology enables use of ultra small and phasedarray antennas on aircrafts, ships, and land based vehicles. The Evolution X5 is fully enabled for iDirect’s Global Network Management System (GNMS) and Automatic Beam Switching (ABS) technology allowing for a seamless network with truly global coverage.

The iDirect Evolution X5’s high-stability oscillator allows for operating in environments with steep temperature changes, making it ideal for mobile applications like cellular backhaul and maritime.

Simple, Intuitive Network Management

The Evolution X5 Series is easily configured, monitored, and controlled through the iVantageTM network management system, a complete suite of software-based tools for configuring, monitoring and controlling networks from one location.


  • Star topology
  • Two modes of operation: iNFINITI or DVB-S2/ACM outbound
  • Adaptive TDMA or SCPC Return channel
  • Extremely efficient 2D 16-State inbound coding
  • Advanced QoS and traffic prioritization
  • Automatic end-to-end Uplink Power Control
  • Optional Spread Spectrum waveform technology supports very small antennas
  • Optional AES 256-bit encryption
Evolution X5 Satellite Router
Network Topology Star
  Downstream DVB-S2
  Upstream ATDMA
  Downstream DVB-S2
  Upstream ATDMA
LDPC, 1/4 – 8/9 (Turbo, 0.495 – 0.879)
TPC*, 0.431 – 0.793 2D 16-State, 1/2 - 6/7
(SCPC Return: 2D 16-State, 1/2 - 6/7)
Max. Symbol Rate
  Downstream DVB-S2
  Upstream ATDMA
45 Msps (15 Msps)
7.5 Msps (15 Msps)
Max. Info Rate
  Downstream DVB-S2
  Upstream ATDMA
150 Mbps1 (21 Mbps2)
19.2 Mbps3 (38.5 Mbps4)
Max. Line Card IP Data Rate
  Downstream DVB-S2
  Upstream ATDMA
149 Mbps1 (20 Mbps2)
16 Mbps3 (19.3 Mbps4)
Max. Remote IP Data Rate
  Downstream DVB-S2
  Upstream ATDMA
35 Mbps1 (17 Mbps2)
10 Mbps3 (18.9 Mbps4)
Notes Downstream DVB-S2 or (iNFINITI TDM), Upstream ATDMA or (SCPC Return)
116APSK 8/9 FEC, 2QPSK, .793 FEC
38PSK 438 6/7 FEC, 48PSK 438 6/7 FEC
Spread Spectrum Factor (Max Rate Mcps)
  Upstream ATDMA
Up to 7.5 Mcps
Spreading Factors: 1,2,4,8
Maximum downstream and upstream data rates cannot be achieved simultaneously
Maximum rates are achieved under optimal conditions and with unlimited NMS
SatCom Interfaces TX Out: Type-F, 950–1700 MHz, +7dBm/-35dBm
RX In: Type-F, 950–2150 MHz, -5dBm (max) composite/ -125+10*log(Fsym)dBm (min) single carrier
Software controllable 10 MHz reference on TX Out and TX In ports
BUC IFL Interface +24V, max. 70W, (120W PSU) (please refer to X5 Installation Manual for full list of supported BUCs)
LNB IFL Interface +19V (Nominal), 500mA max
DiSEqC (Voltage 14V/19V + 22KHz tone)
Data Interfaces LAN: Single 10/100, 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, OpenAMIP, cRTP and GRE
Security AES Link Encryption (256-bit)**
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, Authentication, Spread Spectrum** , Antenna Control Interface (OpenAMIP)
Size W 11.5 in (29.2 cm) x D 9.9 in (25.1 cm) x H 2 in (5.1cm)
Weight 4.4 lbs (1.99 Kg)
Operating Temperature 0˚ 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 X5 Installation Manual for details)
Humidity Max 90% non-condensing humidity
Input Voltage 100–240 VAC Universal Input, 2A, 50–60 Hz
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
*Not supported for use with DVB-S2 outbound in iDX 3.0 and above

Quote Request - iDirect Evolution X5 Satellite Router


E-mail: *required



Additional Products/Notes/Questions: