Nynex Completes Successful Upgrade to iDX 3.0 to Leverage SCPC Return Channel Technology

Satellite service provider enhances offering across global customer base

Sep 10, 2011, 09:59 ET from iDirect

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Nynex has licensed iDirect's iDX 3.0 operating software to upgrade its entire global network with SCPC Return Channel and multi-channel demodulation capabilities. The upgrade enables Nynex to provide greater flexibility in bandwidth allocation by combining the advantages of TDMA and SCPC within a single network. Nynex has also expanded its coverage into South America by purchasing a 5IF hub to offer new services. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

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Nynex's enhanced service offering will allow it to better address existing customer bandwidth requirements, while also helping differentiate its services from competitors to capture new customers. Nynex will use its upgraded network infrastructure to provide leased capacity to Virtual Network Operator (VNO) customers in the oil and gas, military, GSM mobile, and satellite news gathering markets who do not own any telecommunications infrastructure.

With iDX 3.0's SCPC Return capability, Nynex can remotely upgrade an Evolution satellite router at a customer's site to operate in TDMA or SCPC on the return channel. This enhanced flexibility enables Nynex to activate SCPC Return to support temporary heavy traffic conditions, such as sending seismic data from an oil and gas exploration site, or turn on SCPC permanently once traffic reaches a threshold where a dedicated connection is the most economical choice, such as a GSM network that has outgrown its current subscriber capacity.

"With iDirect's iDX 3.0 operating software, we can gain the efficiencies of delivering our service over a large, shared TDMA outbound channel, while being able to offer our customers dedicated SCPC bandwidth on the inbound channel. Upgrading to iDX 3.0 helps us increase our market share across critical markets in the Middle East and Africa, while also expanding the Nynex brand into South America with a new hub installation."
~Andreas BUXBAUM

"Nynex can now serve customers more cost-effectively with distributed, dynamic networks and adapt its service to diverse applications and needs. What's more, it's a cost-saving opportunity since the provider can leverage its existing infrastructure while expanding its capabilities with SCPC to create new revenue streams and strengthen its competitive advantage."
Regional Vice President, Europe, iDirect

NYNEX is one of the leading system integrators for VSAT satellite services in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Nynex designs, implements and maintains satellite networks for a variety of business applications including Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), high speed Intranet and Internet access, interactive data applications, enterprise applications, IP multicast services, content distribution and business continuity/back-up networks. The Web-based Nynex Network Operation Center (NOC) provides network operation, configuration and commissioning. Please visit http://www.nynex.de.

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.

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