iDirect Technologies' Named to List of the 500 Fastest-Growing Entrepreneurial Firms in America

iDirect Technologies' Named to List of the 500 Fastest-Growing Entrepreneurial Firms in America


RESTON, Va. -- iDirect Technologies, a privately held company that designs, develops, and markets the fastest, most reliable bi-directional satellite-based broadband access solutions using Internet protocols, has been ranked in the upper echelon of the 500 fastest growing private companies in America.

Inc. Magazine, the premier publication for small and medium-sized businesses, listed iDirect Technologies as part of its 22nd annual Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest-growing entrepreneurial firms in the United States. The company ranked 81st in this elite group of 500.

"This is the second confirmation in as many months that our growth trajectory ranks John Kealey, iDirect's CEO, noting that in September Deloitte & Touche ranked iDirect Technologies in the top ten of its Virginia Technology Fast 50. "In fact, our 1,755 percentage revenue growth in the last five years surpassed the national 1,312 percent average sales growth rate of the 500 fastest private companies in the whole country. We're proud of this achievement, which speaks well of the dedication of our people and the confidence entrusted in them by our customers."

To be eligible for this year's Inc. 500, companies had to be independent and privately held through their fiscal year 2002, have had at least $200,000 in sales in the base year of 1998, and their 2002 sales had to exceed 2001 sales. Inc. verifies all information using tax forms and financial statements from certified public accountants and by conducting interviews with company officials.

About iDirect Technologies

iDirect Technologies, a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., designs, develops, and markets satellite-based broadband access solutions targeted at the enterprise, government, carrier and educational sectors that have the need for fast, flexible, and geographically dispersed two-way internet/intranet access. The company has developed technology solutions that combine high performance, worldwide availability, and ease of installation, high reliability, and low cost to end customers. In addition, iDirect solutions offer unprecedented efficiencies, increased revenue opportunities and higher per customer gross margins to satellite network operators. iDirect was awarded the 2005 World Teleport Association Teleport Technology of the year, the Innovation & Technology of the Year by The ISCe Advisory Board, and named number one in the Deloitte & Touche Virginia Technology Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing U.S. technology companies. iDirect operates its corporate headquarters in Herndon, Virginia and has regional offices in Europe, Asia, and covering Latin America. Additional information is available on the company website at


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