Network accelerator provides boost in data throughput to improve crucial voice and data connectivity

Herndon, Va., September 23, 2008 – iDirect Government Technologies (iGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect, Inc., today announced that 3Di Technologies, a provider of VSAT systems and Enterprise Internet Telephony services, has implemented more than 20 iDirect SkyCelerator Network Accelerators on a secure U.S. Government Type 1 communications system in Southwest Asia. iGT is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology to military and government organizations.

With troops in the region fully dependent on satellite for communications infrastructure, the SkyCelerators have boosted data throughput on the network by as much as 500 percent without increasing recurring monthly bandwidth costs. The installation improves network reliability, allowing personnel to send and receive classified data and utilize Secure Internet Protocol Routed Network (SIPRNet) voice communications concurrently with minimal latency. The new units were readily installed in the field without requiring a professional technician or compromising network performance. 

The SkyCelerator, which improves TCP performance, is fully compatible with the U.S. Government’s Space Communications Protocol Specification – Transport Protocol (SCPS-TP). Following the successful implementation, 3Di has incorporated the SkyCelerator into its core platform for VSAT communications to the Department of Defense, intelligence community and enterprise customers.

“Mission critical information cannot be jeopardized by network delays. The SkyCelerator was an ideal solution because we were able to implement it immediately on the existing network and boost throughput without paying for more expensive space segment. iGT allowed us to immediately respond to our customer’s needs and improve network performance.”

Chief Operations Officer, 3Di Technologies

 “3Di is equipping our troops with precious access to secure connectivity that is vital to their success. We are proud that our technology continues to support the most demanding real-time applications in environments where there is no room for error.”

President, iDirect Government Technologies


3Di Technologies, LLC is a technology-based company that specializes in a broad communications spectrum, from VSAT systems to applications that integrate with satellite systems, including enterprise-level Voice over IP, land mobile radio, and distributed video.

Since its inception in 2004, 3Di Technologies has grown to support over 200 VSAT Systems in Iraq, Afghanistan, Asia, and the United States.  3Di has been a primary communications provider to the Special Operations Forces of the U.S. Military, as well as U.S. government organizations supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

3Di Technologies VSAT systems offer complete turnkey system solutions, including VSAT equipment delivery, installation and commissioning, satellite airtime, VoIP services, onsite after-sale technical support, and secure and non-secure operations.  3Di is the creator of the STOW™ VSAT System (Secure Tunnel over Wide Area Network).  The 3Di STOW™ VSAT is a completely integrated satellite broadband system that can be field deployed worldwide, permitting high speed secure and non-secure data and voice communications via the World Wide Web.  Field-proven at nearly 80 worldwide DoD locations, the 3Di STOWTM VSAT has quickly become the standard for providing reliable, high speed secure communication links into difficult and adverse operational environments.

The corporate headquarters is located in Annapolis, Maryland.  3Di’s Network Operations Center is also located at the corporate office, and is responsible for monitoring all customer satellite networks to insure reliability.  3Di’s system integration and testing facility is located in a 14,500 sq. ft. building in Lynchburg, Virginia.  3Di maintains Field Offices in Iraq -- in Baghdad and at Balad Air Field.  Field offices are also staffed in Afghanistan at Bagram Air Field, Kabul, and Kandahar Air Field.  An office is maintained in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for coordinating shipments and technical support services.  Finally, a Network Operations Center is staffed in Jakarta, Indonesia to monitor and control networks, as well as provide direct On-Site Technical Support for 3Di Client’s operating in the Far East and Near East Asia areas.

iDirect Government Technologies (iGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect, Inc., transforms the way the Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian government agencies get and stay connected. The company’s satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant secure connectivity for voice, video and data applications - across continents on land, in the air or at sea. From global logistics and disaster recovery to mobile communications, iGT delivers innovation, integration and intelligence to global IP communications. Building on 13 years of global satellite communications experience, iGT serves customers throughout the DoD and civilian government agencies through a diverse network of channel partners, including some of the largest systems integrators, satellite providers, operators and carriers in the world. iGT is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, visit www.iDirectGT.com for more information.

Media Contacts:                     Julie Gouldin
                                              Vice President Corporate Marketing
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