iDirect Technologies Launches The Latest Release Of Their Enhanced Software

IsoTropic Networks Is The First iDirect Customer To Deploy The New Software On Their Network

Herndon, VA and Lake Geneva, WI, August 15 2006 - iDirect Technologies (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., today announced the first customer deployment of their new enhanced software for the iDirect platform.  IsoTropic Networks, one of the world’s premier providers of satellite communications systems, successfully launched the iDirect 7.0 software on their iDirect powered network.  The 7.0 software will allow satellite providers to better support diverse customers’ requirements from a single platform, and maximize their hardware investment. 

The latest iDirect software release supports greater functionality such as Mesh networking and narrowband connectivity, as well as greater network efficiency through TCP payload compression, and UDP header and payload compression.  iDirect’s 7.0 software also supports advanced functionality such as their Global NMS solution which allows iDirect remotes to move from one satellite’s coverage to another while maintaining connectivity.

“The 7.0 software release raises iDirect’s ability to support customer needs to a new level. A single iDirect Hub Chassis can now simultaneously support the most demanding broadband applications, and lower end narrowband on multiple satellites utilizing a variety of topologies.  The ultimate result for our network operator customers is the ability to offer virtually any combination of network applications to thousands of remote sites supporting any mix of customer profiles from a single platform.”

~ John Kealey
President and CEO
iDirect Technologies

“At IsoTropic Networks we have always prided ourselves on being a company of ‘Firsts, and our ability to bring the best technology to bear in support of our customers.  The updated iDirect platform will better enable us to meet the changing needs of our customers and deliver the most robust satellite service available.


~ Lynn Salisbury
President, IsoTropic Networks

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. Please visit www.idirect.net.

Vision Technologies Systems (VTS) is a provider of integrated engineering solutions, specializing in the fields of aerospace, electronics, land systems, and marine. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VTS has locations throughout North America. VTS offers a broad range of proven innovative services to both the commercial and government sectors. VTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd.   Please visit www.vt-systems.com.

IsoTropic Networks (IsoTropic) is a global provider of satellite solutions with its headquarters and primary teleport facilities located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  IsoTropic is widely recognized as a solutions-oriented company that integrates satellite and terrestrial technologies in a seamless fashion in order to offer its customer the "best of both worlds." IsoTropic has global reach and currently provides satellite transmission services and space segment on numerous domestic and international satellites.

Media Contacts:  
Jon Douglas
iDirect Technologies
Tel: (1-703) 648-8042
Fax: (1-703) 648-8015
Email: jdouglas@idirect.net

Carol Hrovoski
Corporate Communications Manager
VT Systems
Tel:  (1-703) 739-2610
Fax:  (1-703) 739-2611
Email:  chrovoski@vt-systems.com