NYNEX Upgrades iDirect Evolution Network to Meet Growing Enterprise Demand for DVB-S2 Service

Bandwidth efficiency gains driving adoption across government, oil and gas and financial services markets

Herndon, Va., October 19, 2009 - 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 expanded its DVB-S2 broadband satellite service to accommodate growing business demand. Nynex has upgraded its network infrastructure with iDirect’s new Evolution XLC Line Cards, X5 Satellite Routers and iDX 2.0 operating software. The enhanced network will deliver increased data performance while allowing Nynex the flexibility to serve an expanding customer base efficiently. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

The investment follows Nynex’s introduction of an iDirect DVB-S2 Evolution network in the Middle East and Africa. For Nynex, next-generation bandwidth efficiency gains have led to significant customer contracts with government organizations and with enterprise customers in the oil and gas, financial services and other industries. The upgraded network stretches these gains further through iDirect’s newly released 2D 16-State inbound coding capability, which delivers an additional 10-20% increase in inbound IP throughput over DVB-S2/ACM gains.

With expanded network capabilities, Nynex will continue to leverage the iDirect platform to meet a broad range of customer requirements from TDMA and mesh networks to maritime connectivity, secure government communications and GSM network integration. Nynex has also strengthened its service offering by implementing a new hub switching engine which can handle 1.4 TB of traffic and a proxy blade system to boost Web browsing speed.

“When we first launched an iDirect network, we were introducing reliable high-speed connectivity to a bandwidth starved region. Today, as our customer base continues to grow and their needs expand to include more advanced business applications, we need to fulfill a broader range of customer demands. Through our continuing partnership with iDirect, we are able to advance our technology lead that, when combined with Nynex’s value-added features, provides our customers with a highly reliable, state-of-the-art service.”

~ Andreas BUXBAUM
Managing Director, Nynex

“The release of our new Evolution hardware and iDX 2.0 operating software comes as our partners are realizing significant customer success with our next-generation platform. It’s enabling partners like Nynex to anticipate and meet growing customer needs as satellite broadband communications becomes an increasingly pivotal business and government technology.”

Regional Vice President Sales, Europe, iDirect


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. Please visit www.nynex.de.  

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
Phone: 703-648-8155
Fax: 703-648-8015
Email: jgouldin@idirect.net

Sarah Thuman
Manager, Corporate Communications
VT Systems
Phone: 703-739-2610
Fax: 703-739-2611
Email: sthuman@vt-systems.com

Neguse Taddesse
Sales & Marketing Manager
Phone: +49 615 5822 2005
Email: N.Taddesse@nynex.de
Website: www.nynex.de