Jan 31, 2012, 09:00 ET
HERNDON, Va., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that OmniAccess S.L., a leading communications provider to super- and mega-yacht owners, has upgraded its global VSAT network with iDirect's latest operating software, iDX 3.0. By combining SCPC and TDMA operating modes on one platform, iDX 3.0 enables OmniAccess to achieve higher efficiency and greater flexibility in bandwidth allocation during high-use seasons, while reducing overall hardware and operating expenses. OmniAccess has also installed a new iDirect Universal 5IF satellite hub in Singapore. The additional hub extends OmniAccess' broadband coverage in the Caribbean and throughout South East Asia for super-yacht customers. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
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The OmniAccess BroadBEAM service portfolio offers customers uninterrupted high-speed connectivity for a variety of next-generation, bandwidth-hungry applications like high-definition video conferencing, the simultaneous streaming of multiple HDTV channels, corporate VPN access and high-quality voice calls. With iDX 3.0's SCPC Return capability, OmniAccess can support clients who require a high-speed SCPC return link while also maintaining the flexibility to switch back to a TDMA operating mode based on dynamic bandwidth requirements.
OmniAccess' enhanced network efficiency and coverage will allow it to address customer applications more efficiently, while also enabling super-yacht customers to roam between the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Indian Oceans without changing service providers or plans.
"We have experienced steady demand for high-bandwidth, more widely available broadband from the yachting sector. As a result, we require the most efficient and reliable platform available to serve a broader customer base. iDirect has always been the core satellite platform of our BroadBEAM service portfolio, and our upgrade to iDX 3.0 is a sound investment that will enable us to continue growing while staying true to our philosophy of always offering the best technology."
~ Bertrand HARTMAN
"With iDX 3.0, OmniAccess has improved its ability to meet the high-demand bandwidth requirements of its growing client base. We are happy to be a long-term partner to OmniAccess and look forward to developing more innovative VSAT solutions for all of our service provider customers in the future."
~ Stephen TUNNICLIFFE
Regional Vice President, Europe, iDirect
OmniAccess is based in the "yachting capital of the Mediterranean," Palma de Mallorca, offering a portfolio of cutting-edge services and products to some of the world's most impressive yachts. Omni Access' services encompass BroadBEAM VSAT solutions for high-speed Internet connectivity at sea, Teleport operations, PLEXUS advanced data-network design and implementation, project management and consulting.
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 profitably 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.
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