Bentley Walker becomes one of the first early adopters of VT iDirect’s new DVB-S2X technology

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Bentley Walker’s new service will enable extremely high throughput and increased bandwidth efficiencies using additional capacity from Avanti Communications’ Ka-band satellites

Bentley Walker, the largest supplier and operator of VSAT Networks outside of North America, announces the deployment of a new service as a result of the recent contract signed with VT iDirect. The recent signing saw Bentley Walker be one of the first to adopt the new DVB-S2X platform for their services which will target a range of end users including consumers, Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs), large corporate companies, Wi-Fi hotspots and Military users.

VT iDirect’s DVB-S2X technology is based on a powerful, customized ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) chipset that powers the new iQ Series remotes. The iQ remote is software upgradeable to license-added network capabilities and higher throughput levels, reducing the cost of ownership and improving flexibility across a broad array of markets. This capability eliminates the costs and complexities associated with swapping out the modem in order to enable higher performance and advanced features as end user requirements change. VT iDirect’s next-generation DVB-S2X technology allows Bentley Walker to leverage the benefits of Avanti’s HTS Ka-band satellites, to connect systems with improved performances, provide increased efficiency, and a more cost-effective solution across a range of sectors including Enterprise and Government. Bentley Walker will deploy the DVB-S2X-based services using the new iDirect DVB-S2X platform across the Middle East via Avanti’s HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellites.


We are delighted to engage with Avanti and VT iDirect to launch this new DVB-S2X upgrade for our customers. Providing the best service available is key to our company ambition. We look forward to developing our partnership with VT iDirect and continuing to utilise Avanti’s reliable and high speed connectivity to provide the highest quality service to our customers.”

Anthony Walker, CEO of Bentley Walker

At Bentley Walker, we see this as the next logical move to take us two steps ahead of our competitors, enabling us to gain an unenviable lead in the market. Partnering with two leading companies in the sector will enable us to continue delivering the top quality service we strive to provide.”

Matthew Walker, Managing Director of Bentley Walker

It is exciting to see VT iDirect partners like Bentley Walker embrace our DVB-S2X technology; additionally we are pleased to be working with Avanti to deploy their service and initiate major plans to expand their business. The iQ Series introduces an entirely new level of performance and flexibility. This enables Bentley Walker to implement remotes and upgrade them over the air to meet increasing demands for throughput and network functionality.”

Dave Harrower, VP of International Sales and Business Development of VT iDirect

It is essential that our customers remain at the forefront of technology in terms of speed and throughput, and we are delighted that the flexibility of the Avanti system can easily accommodate this advance to next generation technology.”

Enrico Leonardi, Chief Sales Officer of Avanti

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