NYNEX IMPLEMENTS iDIRECT DVB-S2/ACM NETWORK TO EXPAND ENTERPRISE-CLASS SERVICE IN THE MIDDLE EAST REGION

Network combines gains in bandwidth efficiency with customized tools to streamline end user experience  

Herndon, Va., October 20, 2008 - VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems), today announced that NYNEX Network Solutions (Nynex), a leading satellite network operator headquartered in Germany, has launched a DVB-S2 network with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) based on iDirect’s Evolution product line. The network will enable Nynex to deliver new levels of bandwidth efficiency to current and prospective customers throughout the Middle East, supporting a wide range of enterprise-class applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and high-speed access to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

The Evolution network will utilize capacity on Eutelsat’s W6 satellite, which covers the expansive EMEA region. With iDirect’s advanced DVB-S2/ACM features, Nynex will be able to significantly increase data throughput rates, reduce the cost of guaranteed bandwidth and strengthen service stability across the entire satellite footprint – overcoming challenges stemming from rain fade, poor signal strength, diverse antennae sizes and other conditions. Nynex plans to expand the network into Africa on the NewSkies NSS10 satellite.

The flexibility of the iDirect Intelligent platform will also enable Nynex to carry forward customized services that it has developed for resellers and end customers to support iDirect’s award-winning iNFINITI product line. One of the advanced services is a Web portal that interfaces directly with iDirect’s iVantage Network Management System, providing Nynex customers with more in-depth configuration and monitoring functionality, the ability to instantly register and commission remotes and tools that track and analyze usage data to optimize network performance.

“We selected iDirect to gain greater flexibility in how we deliver our services, manage our networks and grow our business. With iDirect’s Evolution system, we can continue to provide highly personalized services to our enterprise-class customers, while delivering significant improvements in bandwidth efficiency.”

~ Andreas BUXBAUM
Managing Director, Nynex

“As next-generation networks come onboard, satellite broadband is poised to play a more integral role in enterprise networks throughout the Middle East and Africa. Nynex has a head start on capturing this market and is wisely providing its customers with a wide range of options to take advantage of recent innovations in satellite network technology.”  

~ David HARROWER
Regional Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Russia and CIS, iDirect

Nynex will conduct a live demo of its Evolution network at the GITEX/GULFCOMMS conference and exhibition in Dubai from October 19 to 23, 2008 at Stand ZL-10.

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NYNEX is one of the leading system integrators for VSAT satellite services in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Nynex designs, implements and maintains satellite networks for a variety of business applications including Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), high speed Intranet and Internet access, interactive data applications, enterprise applications, IP multicast services, content distribution and business continuity/back-up networks. The Web-based Nynex Network Operation Center (NOC) provides network operation, configuration and commissioning.

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:                      Sarah Thuman
                                             Manager, Corporate Communications
                                             VT Systems
                                             Phone: 703-739-2610
                                             Fax: 703-739-2611
                                             Email: sthuman@vt-systems.com
      
                                             Julie Gouldin
                                             Vice President, Corporate Marketing
                                             iDirect
                                             Phone: 703-648-8155
                                             Fax: 703-648-8015
                                             Email: jgouldin@idirect.net