CYBERNET LAUNCHES DVB-S2/ACM NETWORK BUILT ON iDIRECT'S EVOLUTION PRODUCT LINE

Next-generation network to serve growing financial sector, provide business continuity to operator’s legacy customers

Herndon, Va., September 13, 2008 - VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems), today announced that CYBERNET, a leading Internet and data communications provider, has implemented a next-generation IP network built on iDirect’s Evolution DVB-S2 product line with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM). The new network allows CYBERNET to deliver critical broadband connectivity to a range of businesses, especially in the financial sector, which is experiencing rapid growth.  iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

CYBERNET selected iDirect after internal comparisons revealed that’s Evolution product line delivered superior bandwidth efficiency. These gains, enhanced by iDirect’s proprietary Group Quality of Service (QoS) feature, enable CYBERNET to deliver a range of enterprise-class solutions simultaneously on the same network without jeopardizing service level agreements. CYBERNET will utilize the new network to provide broadband connectivity to the banking sector, connecting remote offices with enterprise applications and allowing banks to extend access to ATMs and online banking to customers.

As a provider of fiber communications, CYBERNET is also utilizing the new network to install satellite backup networks for its customers that are connected through terrestrial systems. Satellite backup networks provide full broadband connectivity to keep operations running during emergency outages and are unaffected by the weaknesses that cause terrestrial systems to fail.

“Thousands of banks and businesses are in critical need of broadband connectivity and look to us to satisfy their growing demand by delivering next generation satellite service. We selected iDirect’s Evolution product line to support this critical network because our evaluations showed it to be the most mature DVB-S2 solution, allowing us to achieve dramatic efficiencies and readily leverage those gains to bolster our offerings and expand our opportunities.”

~ Shahid Khan
Chief Operations Officer, CYBERNET


“DVB-S2 is a tremendous breakthrough for the satellite industry. Our partners around the world are taking advantage of the standard’s efficiency gains to establish next generation networks that deliver unprecedented access to vital communications. CYBERNET is employing the Evolution product line to overcome  grossly limited space segment and deliver critical high-speed connectivity to a range of customers.”

~ Rash JHANJEE
Regional Vice President Middle East And Africa, iDirect
 

Built on the DVB-S2 standard and featuring ACM capabilities, iDirect’s Evolution product line delivers dramatic gains in bandwidth efficiency. It supports a wide range of IP data rates, carrier modulations and FEC codes, including downstream modulations of up to 16APSK and upstream modulations of 8PSK. Evolution includes the advanced features of the iDirect Intelligent Platform, to help operators amplify the gains of DVB-S2, enabling satellite networks to meet demanding service level agreements and reach data speeds of up to 156 Megabits per second.

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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
                                                 Phone: 703-648-8155
                                                 Fax: 703-648-8015
                                                 Email: jgouldin@idirect.net
      
                                                 Sarah Thuman
                                                 Corporate Communications Manager
                                                 VT Systems Inc
                                                 Phone: 703-739-2610
                                                 Fax: 703-739-2611
                                                 Email: sthuman@vt-systems.com