iDirect Technologies Awarded 2004 Product Innovation Of The Year by Frost & Sullivan.

iDirect Technologies Awarded 2004 Product Innovation Of The Year by Frost & Sullivan.
Provider of Satellite Broadband IP Technology Recognized for Addressing the Needs of Corporate Users and Service Providers


RESTON, Va. -- iDirect Technologies, a privately held company that designs, develops, and markets the fastest, most reliable bi-directional satellite-based broadband IP solutions, was awarded the Product Innovation of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan. This honor is awarded every year to the company in the satellite industry that has demonstrated excellence in focusing on product innovation, product marketing strategy, and achieving results in the market.

In their 2004 World Broadband Satellite Services Markets report, Frost & Sullivan discuss their selection of iDirect; "It is Frost & Sullivan's assessment that iDirect has addressed many of the needs of corporate users and service providers in the design of its products. In addition, the company has taken the initiative to enable distribution channels to be more effective in growing the market. Frost & Sullivan is proud to present iDirect with the Product Excellence Award."

iDirect Technologies products and software solutions are used by satellite network operators and network service providers to deliver reliable two-way broadband services to enterprises of all kinds, supporting the most demanding applications.

"We are delighted to receive this award" said John Kealey, iDirect's CEO. "We challenged our organization to understand the ever-changing communications marketplace and design our solutions to address them in the most effective and practical way. The industry has recognized the iDirect advantage, and the results have been phenomenal."

The Frost & Sullivan report also details the specific criteria used to determine the final ranking of competitors in the industry. "The recipient of this award has excelled based on one or more of the following criteria": •[149][149] Significance of the technology in promoting application transparency and standards •[149][149] Importance of company's products in reducing total cost of ownership •[149][149] Corporate organization and focus on enabling distribution channels •[149][149] Market adoption rate of company's solutions •[149][149] Revenue Growth

Frost & Sullivan recognizes just three categories as part of the yearly awards. Besides iDirect winning the Product Innovation Award, Boeing received the Service Innovation Award for its Connexion by Boeing service and Hughes Network Systems was awarded the Technology Leadership Award for its Spaceway program.

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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