iDirect Technologies Launches The New iDirect iNFINITI SeriesTM of Broadband Internet Protocol Satellite Networking Products at SATCON 2004


iDirect Technologies Launches The New iDirect iNFINITI SeriesTM of Broadband Internet Protocol Satellite Networking Products at SATCON 2004
New Platform Allows iDirect Powered Networks to Scale to Multiple Thousands of Sites

10.26.2004

HERNDON, Va. -- October 26, 2004 -- iDirect Technologies, a privately held company that designs, develops, and markets the fastest, most reliable bi-directional satellite-based broadband access solutions, today announced at the 2004 SatCon Exhibit and Conference in the Jacob Javits Center in New York that they are broadening their product offering to better support their customers and the industry. The iDirect iNFINITI seriesTM product line includes the 3000, 5000 and 7000 series of remote VSAT routers supporting different levels of user requirements as well as a family of line cards enabling network operators to support SCPC, Mesh and Star networks to multiple satellites all from a single hub chassis. The hub solutions built from the iDirect iNFINITI seriesTM platform will allow for scalability to multiple thousands of remote sites. To manage the entire network, operators will be able to use the iDirect scalable Network Management System (NMS) architecture to support global network customers with a single NMS for worldwide implementation.

"This is a real milestone for iDirect and the industry," said John Kealey, president and CEO of iDirect Technologies. "With the new 3000, 5000 and 7000 lines of remote VSAT routers based on the iDirect iNFINITI seriesTM platform, we will be able to offer the flexible and efficient networking over satellite functionality we are known for, to a much wider base of customers. The new lines of remote routers offer different levels of functionality and security at varying price points. Customers will be able to get the exact networking solution they need for their specific requirements. On the other side of the satellite, the iDirect iNFINITI seriesTM of hub routers allows operators to create networks that can scale to thousands of sites, support multiple topologies, communicate with multiple satellites from a single chassis, all while being managed under a single iDirect network management system. This ability to standardize on a single platform to support all your satellite networking needs will result in lower capital and operating expenditures, and greater bandwidth efficiency all while offering increased functionality."

The iDirect iNFINITI seriesTM line of remote routers includes a low cost model optimized for Internet protocol (IP) transfer (iDirect 3000 series), an enterprise class router designed to support business critical applications including VoIP and Video (iDirect 5000 series), and a high end solution offering full encryption and a PCI expansion slot for even greater flexibility (iDirect 7000 series). On the hub router side, iDirect is rolling out a series of interoperable line cards designed to support greater network functionality in a single hub chassis, and virtually unlimited bandwidth when multiple chassis are networked together.

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 www.idirect.net.

Contact:

iDirect
Warren Brown
+1 703 648 8155
wbrown@idirect.net