iDirect Technologies Awarded Marketing Campaign Of The Year

American Marketing Association Award recognizes the top Telecom/Technology marketer in the DC region

Herndon, VA., May 16, 2006 -- The Washington DC Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA-DC) awarded the Telecommunications and Technology Campaign Of The Year to iDirect Technologies. The award was in recognition of iDirect's highly successful "No Constraints" campaign, a fully integrated worldwide marketing program leveraging Print Media, Online Marketing, Direct Marketing, Public Relations and Event Marketing

Greg Zick, President of AMA-DC, shared his enthusiasm for this year's winners. "The quality of the entries we received made it challenging for the judges to pick a single winner in each category. We have a wealth of extraordinary marketers in the DC area and if we can continue to share best practices, businesses throughout the region will benefit."

A panel of judges comprised of leaders in the marketing community and senior marketing professionals determined the M Awards winners. Criteria for winning campaigns included business objectives and marketing obstacles, campaign details, creative strategy and innovative execution, effectiveness, and return on investment. The iDirect campaign was recognized for the effectiveness of the various campaign elements, and the overall results.

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 Vision Technologies Systems

Vision Technologies Systems Inc. and its subsidiaries are preferred providers of engineering solutions, products, integrated systems, and services in the Americas across the core business areas of marine, aerospace, electronics and land systems. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, Vision Technologies Systems operates throughout North America and offers a broad range of proven innovative services to both the commercial and government sectors. Vision Technologies Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.

Contact:

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

Vision Technologies Systems
Carol Hrovoski
Corporate Communications Manager
703-739-2610
chrovoski@vt-systems.com