iDirect Technologies Makes The Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies for Second Year Running

iDirect Technologies Makes The Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies for Second Year Running
Award Winning Satellite-based Broadband Access Solutions Provider Ranks Number 86 With Sales Growth of 1627 Percent

10.21.2004

HERNDON, Va. -- October 21, 2004 -- Inc. Magazine, the premier publication for small and medium businesses, today released its 23rd annual Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest-growing private businesses in the country. iDirect Technologies, a designer and developer of satellite-based broadband access solutions, has made the list for the second year in a row, ranking #86 on the 2004 list with five-year sales growth of 1627%.

"This has been a record year for iDirect Technologies," said John Kealey, iDirect CEO. "We are very pleased to have once again earned a high ranking on the prestigious Inc. 500 list and I give full credit to each of the dedicated individuals that make up the iDirect team. Thanks to their technological achievements, business capabilities and passion for customer service we have award-winning superior products and a rapidly expanding global customer base."

The Inc. 500 ranks privately held companies according to sales growth over the past five years. Over the years, the Inc. 500 listing has identified the next generation of many world class companies, including Microsoft, Timberland, Oracle, Intuit and Domino's -- all of which appeared on the list before they became industry powerhouses.

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