SkyVision Upgrades Internet Service Offerings Based On iDirect's Evolution VSAT Platform

Evolution maximizes reliability, flexibility for high-quality Internet services

Herndon, Va., September 14, 2010 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that SkyVision Global Networks LLC, a leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fiber optic systems, has upgraded its SkyVision Advantage and SkyDirect Premium satellite-based Internet services with iDirect’s Evolution platform. By upgrading to Evolution, SkyVision can guarantee more reliable Internet access for customers and provide more flexible bandwidth management options. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

SkyVision Advantage and SkyDirect VSAT series offer high-quality Internet connectivity via satellite for a range of customers, including financial institutions, regional and global enterprises, government agencies, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Both services include an iDirect Evolution X3 satellite router with access to dedicated or low-contention bandwidth on the powerful NSS-10 satellite, using weather-resistant C-Band frequencies to ensure reliable Internet connections even in remote locations. The solutions are designed to support a variety of bandwidth-intensive application needs, including File Transfer Protocol (FTP), video conferencing and Voice over IP (VoIP). SkyVision’s systems are easy to install and offer real-time traffic management via a team of expert IP engineers at SkyVision’s technical support center, available 24/7 to customers.

Based on the next-generation transmission standard (DVB-S2) with ACM (Adaptive Coding and Modulation), Evolution enables service providers like SkyVision to dramatically improve space segment efficiency, up to 50% in most cases, and use the additional bandwidth to increase data rates and expand services to new customers. iDirect’s ACM technology also helps SkyVision ensure higher service availability by automatically optimizing link performance during adverse weather conditions. Further, built-in features such as Evolution’s bandwidth allocation algorithm, Group QoS, allow SkyVision to offer more flexibility for quality of service levels, bandwidth management and traffic prioritization to customers.

“We are very pleased to offer the powerful combination of iDirect’s Evolution technology with our SkyVision Advantage and SkyDirect VSAT series services. iDirect has fine-tuned every aspect of its X3 router’s DVB-S2 implementation to efficiently deliver IP data across satellite networks, making it possible for us to help service providers lower their operating costs and increase business opportunities.”

Vice President, Marketing, SkyVision Global Networks

“SkyVision’s high-quality Internet services are helping meet the growing demand for reliable IP-based connectivity to satisfy a range of critical productivity functions for enterprises, government agencies and other customers. By upgrading to Evolution, SkyVision can maximize the efficiency and flexibility of its service delivery, giving the provider more room to grow its customer base.”

~ Sathish AMARA
Director of Sales, Africa, iDirect


SkyVision is a leading global IP telecommunication service provider to emerging markets, offering solutions that combine satellite service platforms with high-capacity fiber optic connections. Via its gateways in Europe, North America and the Middle East, the company provides IP connectivity with access to the global Internet backbone, as well as an extensive suite of both customized end-to-end solutions and industry-standard services. With a connectivity network spanning 100 countries, SkyVision’s solutions combine global reach with active local presence and support. SkyVision’s customers include incumbent telecoms, ISPs, cellular operators, global and local enterprises, government entities and NGOs. Please visit

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. 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 15 years of global satellite communications experience, iDirect serves customers in over 50 countries through a diverse network of service provider partners, including seven of the World Teleport Association’s Global Top Ten operators. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, iDirect has offices in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was set up to drive adoption of its IP-based solutions in the US Government market. In 2008, iDirect Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore to enhance its value-add and responsiveness to customers in the Asia Pacific region. Please visit

VT Systems is a diversified company providing integrated engineering solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit

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Julie Bettinger
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
Phone: (1) 703 648 8155
Fax: (1) 703 648 8015

Edward Szeto
Manager, Corporate Communications
VT Systems
Phone: (1) 703 739 2610
Fax: (1) 703 739 2611

Dana Aroch-Soffer
Marketing Communications Manager
SkyVision Global Networks
Phone: (44) 20 8387 1750