MALAYSIAN SATELLITE OPERATOR SCOPETEL STANDARDIZES SERVICES ON IDIRECT PLATFORM

Migration to improve bandwidth efficiency, enable ScopeTel to host virtual network operators
 
 
Herndon, Va., April 29, 2008 iDirect, Inc (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems) and a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology, announced today a contract with ScopeTel Sdn. Bhd., a major provider of satellite-based telecommunication and networking solutions headquartered in Malaysia. The contract includes the purchase of an iDirect Series 15000 Universal Hub, Web Optimizer and multiple iNFINITI 3000 and iNFINITI 5000 Series Satellite Routers.
ScopeTel will consolidate its current customer networks onto iDirect’s satellite communications platform in an effort to increase bandwidth efficiency and simplify network management. The operator will replace its Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) systems with a shared Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) platform and integrate customer networks that span multiple topologies and vertical markets, including the maritime, oil and gas, enterprise, government and education sectors. In addition, ScopeTel plans to leverage the iDirect platform to support virtual network operators (VNOs) across Southeast Asia that are seeking to establish private satellite networks in the region. 
“By standardizing on the iDirect platform, ScopeTel is able to reduce its operating expenses and expand into growing markets through critical new functionality. This important decision is a strategic investment in the future of our business.”
~En. Abdul Rahman SHAKOR
President and CEO, ScopeTel Sdn. Bhd.
 
 
“ScopeTel serves an array of industries that are vital to the region’s prosperity. iDirect looks forward to helping ScopeTel expand its services and contribute to the economic growth of Malaysia and Southeast Asia.”
 
~Richard ALWANI
Sales Director, South East Asia, iDirect
 
 
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iDirect (iDirect), a subsidiary of VT Systems, is transforming the way the world gets and stays connected. The company’s satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant connectivity for voice, video and data applications in diverse and challenging environments. These include extending private networks to remote offices; supporting mobile connectivity across land, sea and air; providing rural telephony and Internet broadband; and maintaining communications in the wake of disasters and network failures. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ integrates advanced technology into iDirect’s portfolio of hubs, routers and network management software to address the growing complexity of deploying and managing global IP networks. With more than 13 years of global satellite communications experience, iDirect serves customers in 50 countries through a diverse network of channel partners, including some of the largest satellite providers, operators and carriers in the world and seven of the World Teleport Association’s Global Top Ten. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, iDirect has offices in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Please visit www.idirect.net.
 
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 www.vt-systems.com.
 
 
Media Contacts:              Julie Gouldin
Vice President Corporate Marketing
iDirect Inc
Phone: 703-648-8155
Fax : 703-648-8015
Email: jgouldin@idirect.net
 
Sarah Thuman
Corporate Communications Manager
VT Systems Inc
Phone: 703-739-2610
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Email: sthuman@vt-systems.com