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iDirect EC Series of Satellite Remotes Deliver Advanced Embedded Computing Capabilities in Single Box Solution

Partners can enhance remote capabilities through use of license approved applications

Herndon, VA, March 1, 2016 — Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited’s related US Satellite communication company, VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced the release of the EC Series Remotes. With the addition of embedded computing functionality to specific iDirect remotes, the EC Series enables partners to couple market-leading iDirect technology with best-in-class software solutions tailored for a given market. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

The EC Series of remotes consolidate solutions that would typically require use of a multi-box configuration into a 1U rack-mounted form factor, reducing the hardware footprint, simplifying installation, decreasing points of failure and lowering power consumption. This series of solution remotes offer enhanced functionality to standard iDirect remotes by adding extra processing power and memory to run approved software applications to deliver market specific solutions, such as low-end enterprise connectivity, to cellular backhaul, to communications on the move.

Partners are able to license supported applications that enhance the capabilities of the remote, delivering specialized services to meet specific market needs.

The four initial applications include:

  • iDirect SatHaul™ Optimization: Improves the user experience and minimizes the use of satellite bandwidth to enable the most effective solution for 4G/LTE over satellite.
  • Sevis® 2G/3G Optimization: Designed for mobile operators looking to connect remote and rural locations in a cost effective way, this solution optimizes 2G and 3G IP traffic from any mobile infrastructure vendor.
  • XipLink™ XV Optimization: Improves throughput and efficiency of traffic in enterprise networks, with embedded features that add acceleration, compression and optimization capabilities to a satellite network.
  • Cisco® 5921 Embedded Services Router: Provides cost-effective support of industry standard protocols for advanced end-point management across an iDirect L2oS-based network.

The X7-EC remote is the first in the EC Series. A variant of the iDirect X7 satellite remote, the X7-EC combines advanced features of the X7, such as two DVB-S2 demodulators, multicast capabilities and advanced mobility features with extra computing power. This helps enable new services, ranging from enterprise connectivity, to cellular backhaul, to communications on the move. The X1-EC will be designed for less complex network requirements in a more cost effective package.

“Changing network requirements, driven by the rapid proliferation of devices and connections globally, continue to place significant demand on the delivery of high-speed, more efficient services at a low cost. The iDirect EC series of remotes are designed to provide our partners with complete solutions that meet market-specific requirements, in a low-cost form factor,” says David Harrower, Vice President, Business Development, iDirect.

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VT iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable our partners worldwide to optimize their networks, differentiate their services and profitably expand their businesses. For more than 20 years, the VT iDirect organization has focused on meeting the economic and technology challenges across the satellite industry. Today, the product portfolio, branded under the name iDirect, sets new standards in performance and efficiency, making it possible to deliver voice, video and data connectivity anywhere in the world. VT iDirect is the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer and is the leader in key industries including mobility, military/government and cellular backhaul. In 2007, iDirect Government was formed to better serve the U.S. government and defense communities. In 2008, iDirect Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore to enhance its value-add and responsiveness to customers in the Asia Pacific region. For more information please visit www.idirect.net.

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit www.vt-systems.com

Media contacts:

Julie Bettinger
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
VT iDirect
Phone: (1) 703 648 8155
Email: jbettinger@idirect.net

Hunter Rawley
Senior Associate, Corporate Communications
VT Systems
Phone: (1) 703 739 2610
Email: hrawley@vt-systems.com


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