HERNDON, Va., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that iDirect Asia Pte Ltd partnered with ST Teleport Pte Ltd (ST Teleport), a Singapore-based full-service satellite and fiber communications solutions provider, has launched a unique and advanced vessel-location tracking and network-monitoring platform to help maritime customers achieve greater operational and cost control, and improve customer satisfaction. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
Marketed as Nautical, the platform is a proprietary solution built by ST Teleport using iDirect's award-winning Network Management System, SatManage, which features a comprehensive suite of web-based tools that enable automation, monitoring and integration of hybrid satellite networks and Network Operating Center (NOC)-based applications from single or multiple locations.
As a unique service offering, Nautical is fully customizable and offered as a standalone or "white label" solution to customers. Its interface provides an in-depth view of real-time and historical VSAT performance statistics, "live" tracking of vessels and timely automated generation of detailed network utilization management reports. The platform's compatibility with popular mobile devices means customers can access vital network information anywhere and anytime. There is no further hardware investment required for customers that are already using iDirect VSAT terminals.
"As service providers strive to keep pace with customer demands, iDirect's network management system can be a critical business differentiator," said Tom Cheong, Vice President and General Manager, iDirect Asia. "ST Teleport provides an expansive range of satellite communications services featuring the latest network technology and integration capabilities, that when coupled with iDirect's leading-edge technology, provide partners with the most efficient and sustainable solution for their business."
Joseph Chan, Managing Director, ST Teleport, said, "Helping customers solve complex business issues with the best-in-class solutions is of paramount importance to ST Teleport. We are pleased to collaborate with iDirect to bring a sophisticated intelligent monitoring solution to help maritime customers achieve streamlined operational efficiency and enhance customer satisfaction. Following the successful pilot launch and implementation of Nautical, we are excited to offer this innovative solution to existing and new customers."
Initial feedback from customers has been very positive with many excited about the unique capabilities this will provide to their business. "The crew members of M/V Ocean Swagman would like to extend their grateful thanks to ST Teleport for providing the opportunity to access the international network using VSAT technology," said Capt. Zaldy N. Bongcaras, Master of M/V Ocean Swagman, Wellard Ships Pte Ltd. "Furthermore, ST Teleport Nautical enables us to generate a faster report for our management and eliminate the hassle of tracking individual calls made by crew members."
Andrei Quek, IT Manager, Leighton Offshore Sdn Bhd, added, "ST Teleport Nautical has enabled our management to have a quick and timely overview of the locations of our vessels and usage of the VSAT system. The portal has led to improved operational efficiency and raised our level of professionalism to our charterers."
ST Teleport is a full-service satellite communications solution provider that connects businesses seamlessly and reliably through a diverse network of major satellite systems, terrestrial network infrastructures and internet exchanges. Our operations have grown to a full-fledged earth station center with more than 20 satellite antennae serving broadcasting and maritime business verticals. ST Teleport is capable of designing and delivering highly customized solutions based on our Global C-Band and Regional Ku-Band infrastructure, providing uninterrupted communication channels to remote sites. For more information about ST Teleport call +65 6776 8366 or visit www.stteleport.com.
VT 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. 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 with 32% market share 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.