For Fixed and Mobile Satellite Systems
Use ANY video conferencing software or hardware solution over our iDirect satellite network. When a video conferencing session starts, it opens an unshared bi-directional 384Kbps full speed pipe over the satellite link, ideal for quality voice and video from any location in North America.
- Our iDirect Network has a “bit error rate” better than 10-9, which is defined as a clear channel and perfect for video conferencing
- Video conferencing data is transferred over an unshared channel, making the speeds predictable and video and voice dropouts almost non-existent. CIR (committed information rate) is 1:1, or unshared and bi-directional
- Our network latency is one of the lowest in the satellite industry (500-650 milliseconds), making the delay between conversing parties virtually unnoticeable.
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PrePaid Plans (North America)
CIR (Committed Information Rate) Defined
We define CIR as the space segment of your connection that’s not shared with others on the network, so it always transfers guaranteed speeds 100% of the time. Service reflects guaranteed speed to the terrestrial network, and speeds may be affected both by the path of the public internet and the host on the other end communicating with the satellite site.
Since a 1:1 CIR channel isn’t shared, it’s typically more expensive than a shared service. Some companies use the term CIR loosely in describing shared plans. However, if a channel is shared, then obviously full speed can’t be guaranteed.
QoS (Quality of Service) Defined
QoS is a term used to show some applications (or users) are more critical than others on the local network. For video conferencing, Ground Control prioritizes the VC traffic over the local iDirect gateway, granting it preferential treatment over almost all other traffic.
Traditionally, the concept of quality in networks meant that all network traffic was treated equally. The result was that all network traffic received the local network’s best effort, with no guarantees for reliability, delay, variation in delay, or other performance characteristics. With best-effort delivery service, however, a single bandwidth-intensive application can result in poor or unacceptable performance for all applications.
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