HERNDON, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Detecon Al Saudia, a provider of telecommunication and IT services to Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, is launching a geo-redundant satellite service in Saudi Arabia based on iDirect's Evolution product line. Detecon Al Saudia purchased and installed two iDirect series 15100 universal satellite hubs, one at its existing tier III+ datacenter facility in Riyadh and the other at a new backup datacenter in Jeddah. The network is designed to provide critical data communications backup for financial institutions, corporations, government agencies and military organizations. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
By leveraging its dual iDirect hub network architecture and redundant datacenters, Detecon Al Saudia will be able to restore a customer link in as few as 120 seconds should it go down. This capability is attracting customers to adopt the service, including a prominent bank based in Saudi Arabia, which plans to back-up that nation's largest ATM network. Utilizing the correct technology and redundant datacenters will enable business and government organizations to protect their communications infrastructures from failure or interruption caused by natural disasters, network intrusion and other events.
iDirect's Evolution platform will power Detecon Al Saudia's network, utilizing the next-generation DVB-S2 standard with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) to provide maximum efficiency for critical traffic in a highly reliable, secure environment. Detecon Al Saudia will be using iDirect's iDX 2.1 software, which further increases efficiency for DVB-S2 networks and integrates ACM efficiency gains with iDirect's Group Quality of Service feature. This enables Detecon Al Saudia to offer more reliable Service Level Agreement (SLA) guarantees to its customers.
"A redundancy network must be able to seamlessly handle all of a primary network's critical traffic at any moment, and do so efficiently and securely. With Evolution, we not only benefit from a world-class VSAT platform that is up to the challenge, but also gain a scalable and flexible solution that enables us to meet the demanding SLA requirements of many high-profile customers."
~ Dirk DOERRSCHUCK
Vice President, Information and Communication Technologies, Detecon Al Saudia
"Lost access to critical information for even short periods of time can do irreparable damage across an organization, impacting both revenue and reputation. Detecon Al Saudia's new network will provide a valuable failsafe for Saudi Arabia's economy and government, ensuring that organizations are able to maintain constant connectivity for their core operations."
~ Majdi ATOUT
Regional Vice President, Middle East and Africa, iDirect
Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd. was established within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1982. Today Detecon Al Saudia (Detasad) is a joint venture between the Saudi FAL Group and Detecon International. Detecon Al Saudia acts as the representative of Detecon International (Deutsche Telekom Consulting – Part of the Deutsche Telekom Group) in Saudi Arabia. Under the lead of a German senior management group Detecon Al Saudia currently employs a total multinational base of around 1.500 employees and can offer a 29-year, long-standing reputation as a reliable telecommunications, VSAT and IT service provider within Saudi Arabia. Detecon Al Saudia is the first satellite service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to introduce a geo-redundant satellite services platform powered by iDirect. Being the leading premium CITC licensed VSAT service provider using the iDirect satellite HUB technology platform, Detecon Al Saudia was able to secure multiple key medium to large enterprise VSAT clients from various business sectors such as telecommunications, banking, oil & gas, agricultural and manufacturing as well as governmental institution. Please visit www.detasad.com.sa
iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is transforming the way the world gets and stays connected. The company's satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant connectivity for voice, video and data applications in diverse and challenging environments. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ integrates advanced technology into iDirect's portfolio of hubs, routers and network management software to address the growing complexity of deploying and managing global IP networks. With more than 15 years of global satellite communications experience, iDirect serves customers in over 50 countries through a diverse network of service provider partners, including seven of the World Teleport Association's Global Top Ten operators. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, iDirect has offices in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was set up to drive adoption of its IP-based solutions in the US 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. 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.