Satnews Daily
December 14th, 2017

New Elara Comunicaciones Teleport Employs an iDirect Satellite Hub for Real-Time Streaming

VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), has announced that Elara Comunicaciones (Elara), a leading Mexican satellite services provider, has equipped a new teleport with an iDirect satellite hub to support high-speed data applications.

With the expanded iDirect network, Elara can raise the customer experience for mission-critical applications, delivering enhanced network availability and real-time streaming. The new hub, located in Querétaro City, will be fully interconnected and redundant to Elara’s existing iDirect hub in Mexico City, through a Layer 2 (L2) fiber link. Live-event streaming applications such as the Metropolitan Opera and the UEFA Champions League, as well as banking and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) connectivity operations will benefit from the enhanced network support. In addition, Elara can now provide enterprise data services, including L2oS (Layer 2 over Satellite) LAN-to-LAN applications, as well as multi-path multicast content.

iDirect hub.

Jorge Luis Villarreal, CEO, Elara Comunicaciones, indicated that Elara is the first company in Mexico with two redundant teleports. The company's goal is to increase network availability for critical enterprise applications and minimize weather interference. Customers are increasing their reliance of satellite communications to support their core operations and iDirect enables the company to deliver the superior standard of service.
Darren Ludington, Regional VP, Americas, VT iDirect, noted that adding a new hub presents market growth opportunities for Elara, giving them more flexibility to operate over multiple satellites and harness greater capacity.