DataDrill Communications Upgrades to Evolution® 3.3

Software upgrade and X7 remotes help service provider boost network throughput and increase network availability in oil and gas, and expand into new markets

Dec 01, 2015, 11:50 ET from iDirect

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that DataDrill Communications Inc., a provider of high-speed voice and data services, has upgraded to iDirect Evolution 3.3 software. This software upgrade, along with the deployment of X7 remotes, will allow DataDrill Communications to meet high-bandwidth requirements and increase overall network performance in core markets like oil and gas, as well as pursue opportunities in new markets across the globe. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

DataDrill Communications' customers in oil and gas require high-performance capabilities as they monitor onshore communications services such as voice, data and real-time applications. With the upgrade to iDX 3.3, DataDrill Communications will leverage Adaptive TDMA (ATDMA) to design and operate their network based on the capabilities of each terminal and optimally configure the return channel in order to match the conditions of over-the-air links, as well as the constraints of each terminal, allowing DataDrill to boost their network throughput and increase network availability. 

This latest upgrade and the deployment of X7 remotes are critical as DataDrill Communications expands into new bandwidth-intensive markets such as mining, government and emergency response. The X7's DVB-S2 demod chip, along with the waveform enhancements contained within iDX 3.3, helps to improve network performance and throughput. With the added performance boost of the X7, DataDrill Communications can further differentiate into new markets by offering enhanced service plans.

"Customers in oil and gas increasingly require high-speed, bandwidth-intensive applications to run their operations. With our upgrade to the latest version of iDirect Evolution we can ensure optimal performance of the network at all times, and our customers have access to the latest set of features that allow them to make the most of the applications they are running," said Dario Facca, President, DataDrill Communications.

"DataDrill Communications is a market leader in serving the oil and gas market. Now as the company looks to expand into new markets, such as mining, government and emergency response, the upgrade to iDX 3.3, coupled with its recent purchase of our X7 remotes, provides the high-performance toolset necessary to serve the varying levels of demands across these markets," said Rob Kilroy, Regional Vice President, Americas, iDirect.

DataDrill Communications Inc. DataDrill Communications is Canada's leading Oil and Gas IT/Communications service company, operating since 1999. Our services provide connectivity to people, equipment and IT infrastructure in remote locations through our top notch-people and equipment. We also get the job done safely and at a competitive price.

DataDrill's experienced staff understands the unique communication requirements of our clients.  We work closely with clients to address any specific needs or wants. Through our extensive experience, professional products, and superior service, we are able to provide effective, customized solutions.

DataDrill was built on a strong foundation and it is reflected in our service. By maintaining strong relationships with industry leaders and vendors, we are able to introduce new products in a safe and timely manner. We are able to adapt and adjust accordingly to the ever-changing needs of our clients.

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. For more information please visit

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

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