iDirect Technologies Unveils Spread Spectrum-Enabled Coms-On-The-Move Solution

New capabilities augment existing Hub Technology for mobile requirements

Herndon, VA., 22 August 2006 - iDirect Technologies (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., today announced their new spread spectrum technology at AFCEA LandWarNet Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   The spread spectrum feature of the iDirect platform will enable broadband communications on the move (COTM) over satellite.  This technology is designed for military or commercial applications on land, sea or air and represents the first integrated COTM solution industry wide that can be configured to provide star, mesh, SCPC and/or TRANSEC capabilities with the same remote.
Spread spectrum technology allows for the implementation of small antennas by mitigating issues associated with spectral density.  The net result is a mobile broadband communications network that can provide downstream speeds up to 18 Mbps to any location, in any environment, while end users are on the move.

iDirect is recognized as an industry leader for providing efficient and reliable IP based satellite hardware. iDirect’s TDMA platform and global Network Management System (NMS) are ideally suited to support mobile applications in diverse conditions and locations.  The global NMS allows end users to tune wave forms, providing varying degrees of spectral density to satisfy physical conditions and/or anti-jam requirements.    Because the iDirect platform allows for a single IP address in multiple locations, and can switch satellite beams on the fly, the technology is particularly well suited for mobility over vast distances.

“The communications on the move solution is a product that we are extremely pleased to make available to today’s war fighter.  While this technology was developed to support military applications, it is equally as important in the commercial sector, providing worldwide mobile broadband connectivity for aircraft, ocean vessels, automobiles and trains.  This is a fantastic application for virtually any mobile user.

~ John Kealey
President and CEO
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.  Please visit

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.
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Media Contacts: 

Carol Hrovoski
Corporate Communications Manager
Vision Technologies Systems
Phone:  703-739-2610

Jon Douglas
Marketing Director
iDirect Technologies
Phone:  703-648-8042