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iDirect Integrates Sevis 2G/3G Optimization Solution with New EC Series of Satellite Remotes

One-box solution optimizes 2G and 3G IP traffic to cost effectively connect remote and rural locations

Herndon, VA, March 3, 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 Sevis’ 2G/3G Intelligent Backhaul Optimization as a supported application to run on the iDirect embedded computing (EC) series of satellite remotes. This solution enables satellite service providers to cost-effectively optimize 2G/3G IP voice and packet service traffic to rural or isolated locations using an integrated, single-box solution. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

The Sevis cellular backhaul solution optimizes 2G and 3G IP traffic from any mobile infrastructure vendor, enabling mobile operators to cost-effectively connect remote and rural cellular locations. Sevis’ Intelligent Backhaul Optimization suite of applications is designed to make the most efficient use of satellite bandwidth and can deliver savings of 35% to 50% on 2G networks, and 10% to 30% on 3G networks, depending on traffic. The iDirect EC series of satellite remotes delivers enhanced functionality to run such approved software applications to deliver market specific solutions from a single box.

For mobile operators, the Sevis software is easy to deploy as the system automatically self-configures based on wireless vendor and traffic. Operating in bridged mode helps operators easily extend services across the network and aligns with the iDirect Layer 2 over Satellite solution. The solution delivers efficiency improvements through advanced header compression and packet aggregation capabilities, while its open SNMP management enables integration with an operator’s existing network management system.
“As mobile operators around the globe look to expand the network into rural and remote locations, they rely on Sevis to help deliver such services in the most affordable and efficient manner possible. By combining our 2G/3G Optimization solution with iDirect’s new series of Embedded Computing remotes, we provide an integrated solution that reduces the cost of installation and operation. This in turn helps with our customers’ mission to increase revenue, improve the user experience and launch new services,” says Tim Peyla, Vice President of Business Development, Sevis Systems.

“Cellular backhaul continues to be a market of high growth for iDirect customers, as satellite technology helps mobile operators expand their coverage area and increase subscribers easily and more cost effectively. Our new series of iDirect Embedded Computing satellite remotes increases value for our customers in this market, delivering market-leading applications like the Sevis 2G/3G Optimization solution into a single rack-mounted form factor for seamless delivery of services,” says David Harrower, vice president of 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

Sevis Systems: Sevis Systems’ best-in-class products offer innovative solutions for mobile network operators worldwide. Sevis Systems bridges the gap between transport solutions, mobile domain expertise and deep packet inspection capabilities; offering best-in-industry support with unprecedented warranties and post product deployment services. Many of the world’s largest mobile operators rely on Sevis products to enable new services and increase operational efficiencies within their networks. Sevis´ products are sold worldwide via a network of OEM and distribution partners. Founded in 1999, Sevis is a privately held corporation based in Lewisville, Texas USA. Remote offices are located in Argentina and Singapore.
For additional information about Sevis, please visit http://www.sevis.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

Tim Peyla
Vice President, Business Development
Sevis Systems
Phone: (1) 480 570 6400
Email: tim.peyla@sevis.com


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