iDirect Receives 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product Of The Year Award From TMC

1/8/13

Evolution X1 remote recognized for innovation in IP networking to solve critical business communications challenges

VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the Evolution X1 satellite remote as a recipient of the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. iDirect introduced the Evolution X1 satellite remote in 2012 as a key element of its iDX 3.1 platform upgrade, enabling service providers to extend their market reach by supporting large-scale narrowband networks. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

Large-scale narrowband networks represent a segment of the IP satellite communications market that is growing in size worldwide. With the X1 and iDX 3.1, iDirect partners can grow their revenues with new service offerings for energy and utilities, distance education, pipeline monitoring, business continuity, and point-of-sale customers. These markets require a bandwidth-efficient and energy-efficient satellite solution that is cost-effective to deploy, and is able to prioritize a mix of critical and non-critical applications over what is typically a very small return channel, as well as difficult outdoor environments.

The X1 combines a low power, compact satellite remote router with a highly efficient BUC and LNB, reducing the average power required for a given satellite terminal by as much as 50%. The X1 features a DVB-S2/ACM demodulator, TDMA modulator, VLAN functionality and Group QoS. iDirect also released an outdoor version of the X1, which features an IP67 weatherproof housing to withstand extreme temperatures and multiple power options, including AC, DC, or rechargeable batteries powered by solar or an alternative power source. The X1 is designed to extend satellite connectivity to a growing range of field applications such as substation automation, smart meter data collection and pipeline monitoring.

"It is with pleasure that we recognize iDirect with a Product of the Year Award. The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY have verified that the Evolution X1 satellite remote displays quality and innovation while providing solutions to real business communications challenges. I would like to congratulate the team at iDirect for their commitment to advancing IP communication technologies."

~ Rich TEHRANI
Chief Executive Officer, TMC

"The innovative design of the X1 remote and our iDX 3.1 operating software enables service providers to scale iDirect networks to a significantly greater number of sites, including those with very diverse throughput and/or power requirements. We are honored to be recognized by TMC with this very timely award for our product innovation as satellite communications continues its transformation into a mainstream networking solution."

~ Greg QUIGGLE
Vice President of Product Management, iDirect

2012 Product of the Year winners are published in the January/February 2013 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the authority in IP communication since 1998.

INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998. Beginning with the first issue, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space.  For more information, please visit www.itmag.com.

TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPWorld and more. For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology that enables our 350+ partners to optimize their networks, differentiate and expand their businesses. The iDirect Intelligent Platform allows our partners to run their entire business operations more efficiently via a single, unified IP-based satellite architecture, whether it's providing core IP applications to the enterprise or specialized services to any number of diverse vertical markets. iDirect is the #1 name in global satellite communications in key industries including maritime, military/government, and oil and gas, with a 62% hub market share and more than a quarter million remotes installed worldwide. In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was formed to drive adoption of its IP-based solutions in the U.S. government market. 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.

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