DigitalSkys Purchases iDirect Technologies Networking Equipment to Extend Broadband Services to Europe, Middle East and African Markets

DigitalSkys Purchases iDirect Technologies Networking Equipment to Extend Broadband Services to Europe, Middle East and African Markets


Dubai Internet City, UAE -- June 6, 2005 -- DigitalSkys, providers of the next generation in global telecommunications, announced today that the company has purchased and installed a 5IF broadband IP (Internet Protocol) VSAT networking hub from iDirect Technologies. The purchase of this hub will enable DigitalSkys to build the next generation IP networking platform with services aimed at Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, and Australia. The hub will be based at the CYTA (Cyprus Telecommunications Authority) teleport in Cyprus with direct links to London. The initial service will be offered on NewSkies NSS6 and NSS7 satellites, which will allow for true global coverage.

DigitalSkys will partner with IP Access International (IPA), a leading independent provider of wireless voice, video, and data. IPA and DigitalSkys will combine networks giving them global coverage. "This partnership will provide our customers with a very robust network and allow us to roll out numerous products into the EMEA markets" said Bryan Hill, President of IP Access.

"We are very excited to begin deploying these services utilizing iDirect equipment" said Charles D'Alberto, CEO of DigitalSkys. "By combining DigitalSkys' applications and service-driven approach with iDirect's industry-leading technology we will be able to provide our key markets with an extremely robust end-user experience. Experience coupled with excellent customer service approach will also enable DigiatlSkys to serve major market segments."

Through this network deployment, DigitalSkys plans to initially serve the corporate, private and governmental sectors including oil and gas utilities, financial, security & defense, regional telcos and other enterprises requiring high quality bandwidth to run critical business applications.

"We see great opportunity in the EMEA markets" said John Kealey, president and CEO of iDirect Technologies. "This significant partnership with DigitalSkys will continue to extend our reach into these growing regions. We greatly value the customer focus that DigitalSkys provides and look forward to helping them build out these important networks."

About DigitalSkys

DigitalSkys offers the next generation in global telecommunications, combining cutting-edge technologies with ease of use and an unbeatable focus on service. As a "last-mile" wireless communications provider, DigitalSkys uses satellite-based VSAT platforms and WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies that match the quality and performance of digital terrestrial circuits in a highlycost-effective and reliable broadband enterprise-class solution to enable and support any business application requirement. DigitalSkys' applications - and service-driven approach merges with the company's partnership style of linking clients and suppliers. The result is a company determined to emerge as the leading provider of "last-mile" wireless solutions enabling Internet based applications -- in the Middle East, Africa, Asia sub-continents and beyond. DigitalSkys' strength is providing wireless high-speed solutions using the above mentioned technologies and applications independently or in concert, tailored to specific corporate requirements -- a complete value-added business solution.

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

About IP Access

IP Access International is a leading independent provider of wireless voice, video, and data. IPA builds and operates satellite communications networks for Multinational Companies, Telecom Providers and Governments. IPA will provide services World Wide for Fixed, Mobile and Maritime Satellite Service. Currently IPA operates over 50 Global Points of presence including Undersea fiber and terrestrial networks as well as multiple Satellite Hubs from iDirect, Viasat, Vipersat and other leading manufacturers. The IP Access International Headquarter is located in San Juan Capistrano, Ca and Petaluma Ca.


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