SkyStream Expands Coverage For Maritime And Oil And Gas Markets With New iDirect Satellite Hub
New hub will support increasing demand from oil & gas customers in Africa and extend coverage to mega-yacht owners in the Mediterranean and Atlantic
HERNDON, Va., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that SkyStream FZ LLZ, a Dubai-based satellite service provider, has purchased an iDirect Series 15100 Universal Satellite Hub to extend and enhance the availability of its coverage for luxury yacht owners. The hub will also help SkyStream meet the growing needs of its oil and gas customers who operate on multiple continents. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
Through its new iDirect hub, SkyStream will offer Ku- and C-band coverage using different satellites. With two iDirect hubs and one VNO located in Asia and Europe, SkyStream is now able to cover two thirds of the world, giving its oil and gas customers the ability to expand their private networks across multiple continents and giving yacht owners the ability to access next-generation applications like HD video conferencing, streaming HDTV and corporate VPN access from anywhere in the world without having to change satellite service providers or plans.
The iDirect Evolution platform delivers exceptional bandwidth availability, enabling SkyStream to meet the high Service Level Agreements that its oil and gas customers require to ensure that critical enterprise applications run smoothly. With advanced technologies such as Automatic Beam Selection enabling seamless connectivity between coverage areas and Adaptive Coding and Modulation allowing maximum uptime during inclement weather, iDirect enables SkyStream to provide its yacht customers with unbroken connectivity whenever and wherever they need it.
"As our customer base continues to grow in size and sophistication, the iDirect platform gives us the ideal technology to support our oil and gas and maritime customers globally. We have come to rely on the strength of our iDirect network to provide the kind of reliable connectivity that our customers demand, and we look forward to utilizing our new hub to extend our service offering."
~ Riyadh Al ADELY
Managing Director, SkyStream
"With its new hub, SkyStream has significantly strengthened its maritime service offering and enhanced its ability to offer always-on connectivity – a critical value for both its yacht and oil and gas customers. The iDirect platform has long been the technology of choice for satellite service providers in the maritime industry, and we're pleased to extend our relationship with SkyStream."
~ Majdi ATOUT
Regional Vice President of Sales – Africa and Middle East, iDirect
SkyStream is part of the Atlas Group International based in UAE. SkyStream was established in 2004 and is headquartered in Dubai, with local offices and presence in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Libya. SkyStream quickly garnered a reputation as a reliable provider of satellite Internet access and secures satellite communication solutions with customers primarily based in the marine, military and energy sectors.
Its state-of-the-art 24x7 Network Operation Center (NOC) and hubs are complemented by a highly qualified and experienced team of engineers, project managers and customer service personnel. SkyStream VSAT solutions can be defined packages or customized to meet precise requirements. They can be easily integrated in existing networks, are highly secure, work seamlessly in the most remote regions and can be rapidly deployed. In short, they provide everything customers need for the success of their business-critical operations. For more information, please visit www.sky-stream.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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