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iDirect equipment and services are available from Ground Control, a single-source satellite solutions provider. Service & shipping are available worldwide.
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iDirect Fixed Satellite Dish
 iDirect 1.2 Meter Satellite System
iDirect VSAT Satellite Equipment
iDirect Indoor X1 Router
Complete system includes: iDirect LAN gateway using a 1.2 meter fixed satellite dish with a 6 watt transmitter and 100 feet of coax. A good starting 1.2 meter VSAT satellite solution.
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What Does Professional Grade VSAT Equipment & Service Provide?

High-speed Internet connectivity - Up to 20Mbps download, 5Mbps upload speeds.
24 x 7 Online Portal - Check usage, signal strength, location and many other reports. more
Low Contention - Speeds are shared with far fewer clients than consumer services.
Low Latency - One of the lowest in the industry 500-650 milliseconds.
Global Reach - We have iDirect services on all continents.
Net-Neutral - No ports are blocked, or speeds modified to any specific locations on the web.
Multi-User Friendly - We connect office buildings and teams of individuals with one VSAT connection.
Application Friendly - Many applications that fail over satellite, work over iDirect.
Phone Service - We offer a low cost phone service over satellite that works like any phone.

Many other services available in many locations. Other solutions

iDirect Satellite Package - Complete with Installation
A popular fixed satellite solution uses the Evolution X1 satellite gateway connected to our 1.2 meter satellite dish with a 3 watt BUC (transmitter) on a non-penetrating mount, or ground mounted pole and includes a free Red Phone for emergency voice communications with other Red Phones. - Dish Photos
Fixed Satellite iDirect X1 Evolution Solution
This professional satellite system delivers broadband Internet speeds over our iDirect network. These systems are optimized to allow for 1 to 10 VoIP phones to connect with crystal clear communication from anywhere on the planet. Learn why thousands of organizations upgrade their satellite service with us.
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Online iDirect Installation Certification Course - $300 + Toolbag if tools not owned
VSAT Online Training Course

Ground Control does require the enrollee to own (or have access to) certain specialized satellite pointing tools. Enrollees may also purchase our certified installer tool bag that includes the tools necessary for satellite system installations.

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Afghanistan Satellite VOIP  
VOIP Phones & Phone Service
$49.95/mo - includes 1000 free minutes each month
Super low-latency (500-650 milliseconds) with a "local" number to make and receive crystal clear calls over our iDirect satellite service. more

Red Phone Satellite Phone  
Red Phone
Critical voice communications to other Red Phones
$49 Annually - Includes phone - Unlimited calling
Red Phones are able to stay connected to other Red Phones anywhere in North America during the most severe outages of any kind. more

What is iDirect?
iDirect is an equipment manufacturer
( Link to iDirect ) that sets the highest standard of satellite hardware for business grade service using voice (VoIP phone), video and data transmission. Ground Control’s iDirect service offers second to none performance on a shared system by utilizing iDirect’s patented Deterministic Time Division Multiple Access (D-TDMA) and Multi Frequency Time Division Multiple Access (MF-TDMA) technologies. Our automated network infrastructure ensures that traffic is balanced across all carriers on the satellite network to increase the amount of bandwidth AND increase the security since traffic is changing frequency up to 8 times per second. iDirect’s payload efficiency is approximately 98% - this is significantly higher than the 60% efficiency offered by similar solutions. Less overhead on the satellite means more bandwidth available on a shared channel.
Reasons to choose Ground Control.

iDirect Customer Satisfaction
iDirect Satisfaction  
97% Satisfaction and Rising
iDirect invites its customers to participate in a survey that measures overall satisfaction based on several categories that include operations, services, product hardware, software, among other categories. Overall satisfaction levels have hit 97% and we expect higher results in future years.

iDirect Satellite Routers Available from Ground Control

iDirect iQ Series Satellite Router
iDirect iQ Satellite Router Gateway iDirect iQ Desktop Satellite Router
The iDirect iQ satellite router is available in several form factors... shown are the desktop versions of the iQ Indoor desktop gateway. The iQ series is more cost effective with many of the features of the X3 and X7, and is available for fixed VSAT dish installations. Product sheets for each are linked below.
● Star Topology
● Advanced QoS Prioritization
Information on M2M - SCADA - Unmanned Satellite Dish Operation
PDF Icon iDirect iQ Desktop+ Indoor Gateway - Brochure
PDF Icon iDirect iQ Desktop (white stand-up) Gateway - Brochure
PDF Icon iDirect iQ 200 Rackmount Satellite Modem - Brochure
PDF Icon iDirect iQ 200 Board-Only Satellite Gateway - Brochure
PDF Icon iDirect iQ LTE Satellite Gateway - Brochure

iDirect Evolution X3 Series Satellite Router
iDirect Evolution X3 Satellite Gateway Router
iDirect X3s are no longer available but Ground Control does activate exiting X3 gateways from time-to-time. This router features iDirect’s highly efficient implementation of the DVB-S2/ACM standard. The X3 is ideally suited for broadband connectivity such as Internet and VPN access to enterprise networks, as well as real-time VoIP and video conferencing applications. Available in 1.5 RU rackmount tray. Larger image of Evolution X3 router
● Star topology
● DVB-S2/ACM outbound for greater efficiency and enhanced network availability
iDirect Evolution X3 Satellite Router Brochure & Spec Sheet

iDirect Evolution X7 Series Satellite Router
iDirect X7 Satellite RouterThe iDirect Evolution X7 Powerful is the next-generation remote supporting DVB-S2/ACM on the outbound and ATDMA and SCPC* on the return, with performance capabilities for the most demanding applications. It features a compact, rack-mount design, embedded 8-port switch, a 2nd DVB-S2 demodulator*, variant power supply configurations and Web iSite support making it an ideal enterprise class solution. Comes in 1RU rackmount. Larger image of Evolution X7 router
● Star topology
● Advanced QoS prioritization
iDirect Evolution X7 Satellite Router Brochure & Spec Sheet

Satellite Equipment From Ground Control

 Satellite Dishes - Stationary Systems
Satellite Internet Dishes
Choosing a satellite dish will be dependent on which satellite you are connecting to, your location, and your transmission speed requirements. Dish sizes range from 1.2 meter, 1.8m, 2.4m & 3.8m (square meter) sizes. A satellite dish includes the feed horn, but not the radio (transmitter and receiver). We offer national & international VSAT installation services.

 BUC & LNB Radios
Satellite BUC
The BUC (Block Up Converter) is the transmitter of the satellite dish. The smaller LNB (Low Noise Block) is the receiver. BUC's are rated in transmitting wattage ranging from 4 watt, 6, 8, 16, all the way to 400 watts, which is often used for broadcast quality video streaming. Depending on your use, dish size and installation location will determine the best size BUC for your satellite dish.

 Mounting Solutions
Satellite Mounts
Fixed satellite dishes are mounted in a variety of ways. Pole Mount, Non-penetrating roof mount (no holes are drilled in the roof). Each installation is different and we recommend speaking with us (1-805-783-4600) to find your best solution. Installations are performed on-site by our national and international team of satellite installation experts.

 Mobile Satellite Systems
Mobile Satellite Dishes
Ground Control also sells a variety of mobile satellite systems that range from 0.98 meters to 2.4 m for Ku, C & X-band systems. The BUC size (or transmitter) ranges between 4 watts to 400 watts. The .98 meter Toughsat XP with a 6 watt transmitter is capable transmitting 20Mbps down and 5Mbps up in North America. We also offer a 1.8 meter vehicle mounted mobile systems. Contact us for more information on these systems. We offer mobile installation everywhere.

 Other Satellite Options
Satellite System Options
Require phone service? Our VoIP phones work like the phone on any desk, and our satellite service will support over 25 simultaneous calls on one dish. Snow problems are resolved with anti-icing equipment, and we do offer satellite friendly shelters for ground, rooftop, and trailers. These shelters can be temperature controlled, and keep equipment from pubic detection.

Remote Device Monitoring and Control - SCADA & M2M
Remote M2M and SCADA over Satellite
M2M - SCADA - Remote Device Monitoring & Control - Main Page
Ground Control offers Ku-band satellite dish options as well as portable L-band (BGAN M2M) equipment and service for remote or unmanned device monitoring and control, often referred to as M2M (Machine to Machine) or SCADA communication. BGAN M2M is a new low-usage service form Inmarsat that is ideal for monitoring and controlling remote equipment such as valves, pumps, generators, using the Hughes 9502 M2M BGAN terminal. This $1,299 satellite communications device will establishes a full time TCP-IP connection to the Internet using less than 4 watts, perfect low power locations anywhere on the globe. Cost is about $0.02 cents per polling communication. Monthly service fees starts at under $50 a month.

Portable Equipment Solution
Case Based Solution
A Portable .98 or 1.2 Meter Satellite Dish

Consider having a portable case-based mobile satellite system and store it until you require it. This solution is easily mounted on a roof of a building, or on top of a vehicle roof rack. more

Use Your Existing iDirect Equipment or VSAT Satellite Dish

We are happy to have you switch with us as your VSAT provider. To confirm the equipment you have will work with our network, please contact Ground Control at 805-783-4600 or email

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One Provider - One Support - One Solution
Our experience spans from providing communications during disasters such as hurricane Katrina for emergency services , or for businesses to a guarantee they maintain 100% uptime. We are an End-to-End solution provider from simple one system installations to broad multi-site company networks. Our experienced team will assess your needs, propose solutions, install, support and integrate into your existing network and long term business strategies.

  1.2 Meter Dish On Roof   Pole Mounted Satellite Dish 1.2 Meter  
This Ground Control iDirect 1.2 meter satellite dish uses a 6 watt BUC for 20 Megabits per second download speeds by 5 Megabits per second upload speeds in North America. More on U.S. iDirect Plans - Global Map
This standard pole mounted 1.2 meter satellite dish includes ditch digging for laying conduit and cabling to a termination box (free standing next to pole). Ground Control has many solutions for your mounting requirements.
  Oil & Gas Satellite Dish   Satellite Dish Anti-Deicer - VSAT  
This 1.8 Meter iDirect Satellite dish can be located in very remote locations where satellite signal strength may be weaker.
Here a 1.2 meter satellite dish is used in a snow location. Ground Control offers optional electrical powered anti-icing (Deicing) solutions for our satellite dishes.
  VOIP Satellite Phone   Commercial Use of Toughsat  
Crystal clear VoIP phone service optimized for satellite acts like phone on a desk, complete with blinking light for voice mail. More info on VoIP phone service
Ground Control can help you locate a specialty vehicle company to design a a mobile command post or mobile classroom for broadband connectivity anywhere.
Flyaway Toughsat
Our flagship Toughsat XP Mobile Satellite system is shown here in the fly-and-drive case based solution for portable high-speed iDirect connectivity anywhere. More on Flyaway Toughsat
Service Plans for emergency organizations are tailored to allow 10 days of unlimited use per month. More on public safety plans.
  Toughsat Communications Trailer Deployed   iDirect Satellite Teleport  
The Toughsat T-100 trailer is a self contained mobile Hotspot with a half mile connection radius to any standard wireless capable laptop or device. More on Toughsat trailer
Ground Control's satellite network in Napa California, supports the Evolution satellite router technologies manufactured by iDirect.
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