HERNDON, Va., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that it is the recipient of the 2013 Technology Company of the Year and Social Media Company of the Year Excellence Awards hosted by Via Satellite. The 2013 Excellence Awards acknowledges innovative companies, technologies, campaigns and people who have helped shape the success of the global satellite industry. iDirect won awards for its engineering innovations ground infrastructure platform and for its advances in social media and marketing. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
Via Satellite recognized the importance of iDirect's ambitious effort to expand its platform capabilities for demanding High Throughput Satellite (HTS) requirements, enabling satellite operators and service providers to reach significant new levels of throughput, scale and business performance. The first product to be introduced following the redesign was the X7 remote, built on an entirely new multi-core hardware system the first of iDirect's next-generation family of remotes. With the X7, service providers can introduce significantly faster services to answer escalating end user demand for high-speed bandwidth.
iDirect was also recognized by Via Satellite for its leadership in social media. iDirect was an early adopter, embracing social media as a key element of its overarching communication strategy. iDirect has since built the industry's largest online communications network, spanning 17 social media channels, to share company news and educate the satellite industry on new market trends, technology advances and business insights.
iDirect has also leveraged social media, together with online marketing, to drive market education and development. iDirect's extensive marketing campaigns have generated end user demand for its partner network, contributed significantly to iDirect's revenue growth and strengthened iDirect's brand across the world.
"Via Satellite's 2013 Excellence Awards salutes the innovative companies, technologies, campaigns and people who've helped shape the success of the global satellite industry. We're pleased to announce iDirect as the winner of the Technology Company of the Year Award and Social Media Company of the Year Award."
Associate Publisher, Via Satellite
"We're in a time of rapid innovation and new opportunity for the satellite industry. As iDirect expands its leadership role, we are more committed than ever to improving the performance of our platform, delivering timely and insightful education to the market and expanding the VSAT market. We're very honored to be recognized by Via Satellite for our technology developments and social media efforts. We believe it is a testament to the role we play as a strategic innovator and thought leader in the satellite industry."
~ Toni Lee RUDNICKI
Chief Marketing Officer, iDirect
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.