Evolution® X7 Satellite Modem

Vessel operators—including commercial shipping, cruise, fishing, offshore and super yachts—rely on satellite to stay in touch with operations on land, increase work productivity and improve the quality of life for seafarers.

The Evolution X7 satellite modem of iDirect can be used for satellite internet via both KU- as KA-band.

Additionally the Evolution X7 satellite modem offers a 1.5 dB of extra gain of the satellite internet signal (compared to the X5 modem). For satellite internet via both the KA- as KU-band. This offers also a better signal quality when the wheather conditions are 'less'. An alternative solution (for a better internet signal) is for instance a larger diameter for the VSAT-antenna, but they have much higher rates. The X7 modem offers a better internet signal for less money!

Next Generation, High Throughput Connectivity

The X7 is built on an entirely new multi-core hardware system and optimized to deliver best-in-class DVB-S2/ACM and Adaptive TDMA performance.

What makes the iDirect Evolution® X7 Satellite Modem special?

  • Extremely tight integration of the hardware and software architecture with a dynamic feature set that makes it highly flexible.
  • Enables everything from basic Internet and VoIP, to highly sophisticated application such as video conferencing and digital signage in fixed and mobile environments.
  • Automatic Beam Selection (ABS): Global connectivity with no manual intervention across multiple satellite footprints.
  • Global tracking: Monitor and manage each traveling remote, ensuring a consistent connection as it passes from network to network around the world.
  • Spread Spectrum: Waveform technology supports very small antennas on aircraft, maritime and land-based vehicles.
  • High-speed COTM: Features include fast beam-switching, skew angle support, Doppler compensation and fast reacquisition after blockage.

Features Evolution® X7 Satellite Modem

iDirect Evolution® satellite IP communication
  • Up to 100 Mbps of combined inbound and outbound throughput
  • 1 RU high remote chassis fitting in standard telecom racks
  • Licensable 2nd demodulator for multicast traffic
  • Variant power supply module configurations
  • Dual image support and Web iSite for ease of deployment and upgrades
  • Communications-on-the-Move (COTM) support
  • AES Encryption
  • Integrated network switch
  • Allows the use of more 'heavy' internet applications

Built on an entirely new multi-core hardware system, the X7 enables service providers to deliver the data rates needed for bandwidth-heavy business applications and multicast services like IP TV, distance learning, HD broadcast, digital signage and video. The X7 also features licensable SCPC Return* (Evolution only) and an 8-port embedded switch for managing multiple user groups. The rack-mountable remote comes with multiple choices of embedded power supply units and dual DVB-S2 demodulators with fully independent RF chains. This makes it uniquely suited for a range of enterprise voice and data services while simultaneously receiving multicast channels over the same or a second transponder or satellite – even combining spot-beam HTS capacity and Ku- and C-band capacity.

Specs Evolution® X7 Satellite Modem


Network Topology (Star) Downstream

Modulation QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK

FEC LDPC, 1/4 - 8/9 2D 16-State, 1/2 - 6/7

Max. Symbol Rate 1 - 45 Msps 128 ksps - 7.5 Msps
Max. Info Rate 149.7 Mbps 19.2 Mbps
Max. IP Data Rate 59.2 Mbps 16 Mbps

Spread Spectrum Factor
(Max Rate Mcps)

Up to 7.5 Mcps
Spreading Factors: 2,4,8

Maximum rates are achieved under optimal conditions

SatCom Interfaces

TxIF: Type-F, 950 - 1950 MHz, Composite Power +3dBm / -35dBm
Rx1/Rx2 IF: Type-F, 950 - 2150MHz, -5dBm (max) composite / -130+10*Log10(Sym rate) dBm (min) single carrier
10MHz/50MHz IFL BUC reference

Available BUC Power (IFL)

+24V, 118W max available @ connector
+48V, 158W max available @ connector (optional)

Available LNB Power (IFL)

+19V (Nominal), 22KHz DiSEqC tone
Rx1/Rx2 In: 13-18V @ 0.5A

Data Interfaces

LAN: 8-port ethernet switch, 10/100, 802.1q VLAN
RS-232: RJ45 (Console connection), RS-422: RJ45 BUC I/O port (future release)

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) (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 Transmit Key Line*

Size (W x D x H)
17.5 x 12 x 1.75 in (44.5 x 30.5 x 4.45 cm)

Weight 10 lbs (4.54 kg)

Operating Temperature

0 ̊ to +50 ̊C (32 ̊ to +122 ̊F) at Sea Level with temperature gradient of 1 ̊C per 1 min

Humidity Max 90% non-condensing humidity

Input Voltage 100–240 VAC, Auto-Ranging; ±36-76VDC (±48 VDC nominal) (optional)

Radio Standards EN 301-443 v1.3.1 — C-Band System Level Specification
EN 301-459 v1.4.1 — Ka-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

* Feature/license available in a future software release

Category Modem

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  • Product Code: X7
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  • $ 2,680.00
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