iDirect Technologies Launches Web Compression Solution for the VSAT Industry

iDirect Technologies Launches Web Compression Solution for the VSAT Industry
New solution effectively doubles the available satellite bandwidth of iDirect customers

2.23.2005

Herndon, Va. - February 23, 2005 - iDirect Technologies, a privately held company that designs, develops, and markets the fastest, most reliable bi-directional satellite-based broadband access solutions, today announced the latest addition to their product platform. The addition of the iDirect Compression and Acceleration Server (CAS) technology to the iDirect platform will allow new or existing iDirect customers to reduce their bandwidth costs for web based applications on average by 50%.

"This is great news for our customers and the industry," said John Kealey, president and CEO of iDirect Technologies. "A key to iDirect's success has been our ability to deliver more efficient bandwidth to our customers. The current iDirect platform is already twice as efficient as traditional VSAT solutions in its ability to transmit over satellite frequency; this new compression solution allows us to double this efficiency again. Essentially, we're now providing our customers the ability to carry 4 times the IP traffic over the same available bandwidth as our competitors. Incorporating this solution into our platform will allow customers to cut their bandwidth costs in half or double their addressable market with their current bandwidth. iDirect powered networks will even be able to compete on price with cable or DSL access."

The iDirect CAS solution compresses and accelerates static and dynamic data and content in real time by using lossy compression algorithms. Integrating this capability into their network solution will allow iDirect enabled networks to optimize the last mile performance of web based applications. The solution is an easy to install, single box that is co-located with the edge router at the teleport. The iDirect CAS compression solution is compatible with the entire family of iDirect hub solutions, in any network configuration.

"In certain applications the compression solution will reduce monthly recurring costs to the end user by as much as 50% by increasing bandwidth efficiency of the iDirect VSAT system in Internet access applications," said Greg Cinque, chief technology officer of iDirect. "This new offering will afford our enterprise and carrier customers a distinct competitive advantage in the market, and we believe demand will be strong."

The addition of the CAS compression technology will allow iDirect to continue addressing the bandwidth concerns of their customers, and take their network efficiency to a new level. iDirect will be able to offer their customers unmatched bandwidth efficiency without compromising the user experience.

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