Opens training center and Middle East/Africa headquarters

Herndon, Va., 29 August 2007 – iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems) and a global provider of IP-based satellite broadband communication systems, today announced the opening of its Middle East/Africa headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The office, located in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis Technology Park, is headed by Rash Jhanjee, iDirect’s newly appointed regional vice president for Middle East/Africa. The headquarters features a training center for installation operations and demonstration systems and allows iDirect to provide professional services to its rapidly expanding customer base.
The Dubai office serves the growing demand for satellite solutions across a range of market segments, including GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) backhaul, Internet broadband, Communications on the Move and private commercial and public sector networks. iDirect’s versatile and proven satellite platform has enabled it to capitalize on the region’s tremendous appetite for satellite-based communications and achieve 40 percent of hub sales in the market, according to Frost and Sullivan. iDirect currently serves more than 40 of the region’s leading network operators.

“Dubai is the financial and commercial capital of the Middle East and a strategic hub for telecommunications in the region. The area’s ample resources and lack of infrastructure make it one of the most promising markets in the world, with colossal growth potential. iDirect’s presence in Dubai demonstrates our commitment to the region and enables us to work closely with our local partners to provide end users with a positive and seamless experience.”

Regional Vice President for Middle East and Africa, iDirect


iDirect, a company of VT Systems, 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

VT Systems, 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

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John Severance      
Sheffield Marketing Partners for iDirect
Phone: 630-281-4097

Julie Gouldin
Vice President Corporate Marketing
iDirect Technologies
Phone: 703-648-8155

Carol Hrovoski
Corporate Communications Manager
VT Systems Inc
Phone: 703-739-2610