HERNDON, Va., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), is proud to announce that its iDX 3.0 software has received the Satellite Spotlight 2011 Product of the Year Award. iDX 3.0 was a ground-breaking release for iDirect's IP satellite communications platform because of its SCPC Return Channel technology. The capability enabled service providers to manage TDMA and SCPC networks over the same platform for the first time ever. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
The Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Awards recognize companies that have demonstrated vision and leadership in the satellite industry, while contributing to the advancement of technologies that address real needs in the marketplace. iDX 3.0 scored on both counts, delivering a breakthrough technology in the satellite industry and giving service providers the flexibility to support dynamic customer networks, capture new revenue opportunities, and reduce their operational costs.
Through iDX 3.0, service providers can make bandwidth more efficient for customers by switching from TDMA to SCPC Return to support temporary heavy traffic conditions. SCPC Return can also be turned on permanently once traffic reaches a threshold where a dedicated SCPC connection is the most economical choice. Since the release of iDX 3.0, many major satellite service providers have implemented the technology to enhance their service offerings, including Bentley Walker, Turksat, OmniAccess, and Q-KON.
"Combining TDMA and SCPC Return on a single intelligent platform was an important and much-needed breakthrough for our partners and the satellite industry and we are honored to receive this recognition from Satellite Spotlight. Since we launched iDX 3.0, we have seen widespread adoption among our service provider partners and continue to have strong demand for the technology."
~ Dave BETTINGER Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering, iDirect
The third annual Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award winners will be featured on Satellite Spotlight's website and published in its e-newsletter.
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.