Maritime service provider will upgrade entire network in preparation for growing customer demand for high bandwidth applications
Herndon, Va., Nov 13, 2012 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that OmniAccess S.L., the leading communications provider to super- and mega-yacht owners, will be the first iDirect partner to upgrade its entire maritime satellite network to iDirect’s soon-to-be-released next-generation Evolution X7 remotes and iDX 3.2 software featuring Adaptive TDMA. Through the upgrade, OmniAccess will be able to offer substantially higher throughput rates for maritime applications, as well as significantly increased link-availability for its global customer base. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
OmniAccess will leverage the X7, with its new multi-core processor, to deliver throughput rates in excess of 50 Mbps, significantly enhancing its industry-leading BroadBEAM connectivity at sea service. This will enable the company to offer yacht owners and passengers high speed access to high-definition video conferencing, streaming HDTV channels, corporate VPN access and toll-quality voice calls from anywhere in the world.
By implementing Adaptive TDMA, OmniAccess will also be able to provide greater network availability to its customers who regularly travel through changing weather and varied satellite spectrum conditions. With iDX 3.2, VSAT networks can be designed to provide more than 20 dB in fade margin without compromising clear weather throughput, resulting in a 40% to 80% throughput gain in handling rain fade and beam contours for a typical mobile network.
“At OmniAccess we strive to offer industry-leading speed and availability performance to our customers, and we are convinced that the combination of iDirect’s iDX 3.2 software and powerful next-generation Evolution X7 remotes will bring major benefits to our customers. Upgrading our entire network will be a very important step for our company, and we are convinced that by becoming the first adopter of iDirect’s leading technology, OmniAccess is well positioned to take full benefit of the abundant new bandwidth and capabilities of new high throughput satellite technology.”
~ Bertrand HARTMAN
“In the luxury vessel market, end customers are looking for service providers to deliver more speed and higher performance for their critical applications. iDirect’s iDX 3.2 software and X7 remotes enable service providers to meet these demands. By becoming the first adopter, OmniAccess has solidified its reputation as a pioneer in the maritime industry and is strongly positioned to capture new opportunity and advance its position as a market leader.”
~ Stephen TUNNICLIFFE
Regional Vice President, Europe, iDirect
OmniAccess is based in the “yachting capital of the Mediterranean,” Palma de Mallorca, offering a portfolio of cutting-edge services and products to some of the world’s most impressive yachts. OmniAccess’ services encompass BroadBEAM VSAT solutions for high-speed Internet connectivity at sea, Teleport operations, PLEXUS advanced data-network design and implementation, project management and consulting.
iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology that enables our 350+partners to optimize their networks, differentiate and profitably expand their businesses. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ allows our partners to run their entire business operations more efficiently via a single, unified IP-based satellite architecture, whether it’s providing core IP applications to the enterprise or specialized services to any number of diverse vertical markets. iDirect is the #1 name in global satellite communications in key industries including maritime, military/government, and oil and gas, with a 62% hub market share and more than a quarter million remotes installed worldwide. In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was formed to drive adoption of its IP-based solutions in the U.S. 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. For more information please visit www.idirect.net.
VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated 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 www.vt-systems.com.
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