iDirect Technologies and Envivio Announce a Strategic Technology Relationship to Increase the Efficiency of Satellite Bandwidth Used for IP-Based Digital Video, Voice and Data Services

iDirect Technologies and Envivio Announce a Strategic Technology Relationship to Increase the Efficiency of Satellite Bandwidth Used for IP-Based Digital Video, Voice and Data Services

Envivio Joins iDirect's IP Alliance


10.19.2005


HERNDON, VA & SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- October 13, 2005 - iDirect Technologies, a privately held company that designs, develops, and markets the fastest, most reliable bi-directional satellite-based broadband access solutions, and Envivio Inc., the leading provider of MPEG-4 (including AVC/H.264) systems that power services for the broadcast, mobile, enterprise and IPTV markets, today announced a strategic technology relationship to increase the efficiency of satellite bandwidth used for the distribution of IP-based digital video, voice and data services.

Envivio has joined iDirect's IP Alliance program after undergoing thorough interoperability testing. The program offers broadcast and enterprise communities proven and comprehensive networking solutions that compliment their current networking strategy and extend it beyond the constraints of the wired world.

"The IP Alliance has assembled members like Envivio who are committed to delivering best-of-class solutions to the enterprise community," said John Kealey, president and CEO, iDirect Technologies. "These strategic technology relationships continue to help our customers better utilize their existing bandwidth and generate more bits per megahertz."

iDirect Technologies works closely with IP Alliance members to promote the interoperability of its technology with industry leading networking companies to extend full turnkey enterprise class solutions to locations where terrestrial connections are unavailable, take too long to implement and/or are too costly.

"The enhanced capability of the iDirect platform combined with our highly efficient Envivio MPEG-4 encoding and decoding systems, will enable groundbreaking applications and unlock new opportunities for operators offering satellite broadband distribution networks," said Julien Signes, president and CTO of Envivio, Inc. "Delivering more information using less bandwidth improves the viability and profitability of IP-based services."


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.


About Envivio, Inc.

Envivio Inc. is the leading provider of MPEG-4 (including AVC / H.264) systems that power innovative services for revenue generating and bandwidth saving applications in the broadcast, mobile, enterprise and IPTV markets. Customers using Envivio systems can reduce their operational costs by making their existing infrastructure more efficient while offering the highest quality video services at the lowest possible bit rates. Envivio is considered the industry expert in producing and delivering MPEG-4 products and systems. More than a pioneer in the development of MPEG-4 technology, Envivio has created product families that address specific IP and video delivery requirements to enable the creation of new applications and services that were before not possible. Working with leading industry partners, the company's open standards-based technology and systems are used to deliver complete end-to-end solutions that range from mobile video services, digital television over IP, rich media communications to high definition television. Visit www.envivio.com for more information.

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Contact:

iDirect Technologies
Jon Douglas
Marketing and Communications
703-648-8042
jdouglas@idirect.net


Envivio, Inc.
Dawn Danaher
714 378-5841
pr@envivio.com