iDirect Satellite Equipment & Service

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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


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),videoanddatatransmission. Ground Control’s iDirect service offers second to none performance on a shared system by utilizing iDirect’s patentedDeterministic Time Division Multiple Access(D-TDMA) andMulti 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 Evolution X3 Satellite Gateway Router
The Evolution® X3 is a next-generation satellite router featuring 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 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
● AdvancedQoSprioritization
iDirect Evolution X7 Satellite Router Brochure & Spec Sheet

Satellite Equipment From Ground Control

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.

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.

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 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.

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 M2M and SCADA over Satellite

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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
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

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.