Batelco Selects iDirect Technologies Platform To Expand Their Presence In The Middle East Region

Herndon, VA. January 3rd 2007 - iDirect Technologies (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc, today announced that Batelco will deploy an iDirect VSAT Hub in their Ras Abu Jarjoor teleport.  Located in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the expanded network will support their customers throughout the Middle East market. 

This network expansion will enable Batelco to offer new cost effective services such as 2-way broadband IP VSAT, satellite video conferencing, satellite VOIP and corporate Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), to new markets.  Batelco, a leading provider of global satellite communications, currently provides satellite service to many financial, government and corporate institutions.  The addition of the iDirect platform to their current network will enable them to cost effectively offer expanded functionality to their core markets, while expanding to new markets.

“By offering enhanced satellite services, Batelco aspires to expand its global reach and customer-base, giving the company the opportunity to support its customers in new markets and into new geographies.  Customers will experience high performance and reliability, rapid deployment and installation, worldwide coverage and availability and a cost-effective two-way VSAT service.”

~ Ahmed Al Janahi
Corporate Affairs General Manager
Batelco

"iDirect is pleased that Batelco has chosen the iDirect platform to support their growing number of enterprise customers and VSAT requirements. Batelco is one of the leaders in providing professional well engineered telecom solutions to its customer base and together the two companies will focus on bringing leading edge propositions to the marketplace."

~ John Kealey
President and CEO
iDirect Technologies

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iDirect Technologies, a company of VT 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 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.

VT 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, VT Systems operates throughout North America and offers a broad range of proven innovative services to both the commercial and government sectors.  VT Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. 
Please visit www.vt-systems.com.


Media Contacts: Jon Douglas
Marketing Director
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