iDirect to Showcase DVB-S2/ACM Platform Demo at CABSAT 2008 Conference and Exhibition


HERNDON, Va., March 4 - iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems) and a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology, today announced that it will demonstrate the capabilities of its Evolution DVB-S2/ACM (Adaptive Coding and Modulation) platform at the CABSAT 2008 Conference and Exhibition in Dubai.

The capabilities of iDirect's Evolution DVB-S2/ACM platform were recently validated for market release through a series of commercial tests. Attendees will see a live demonstration of the commercial version of iDirect's Evolution DVB-S2/ACM platform, which comprises a new line of DVB-S2/ACM remotes and line cards as well as advanced operating and network management software.

The commercial launch of the Evolution platform is highly anticipated as many of the MEA region's top satellite operators and communications service providers have standardized their operations on iDirect's technology. As satellite capacity has grown more constrained, the ability of the iDirect platform to connect to multiple satellites, support any topology or application and increase bandwidth efficiency has especially enabled iDirect customers to reduce capital and operating expenses and increase their business opportunities.

According to Frost & Sullivan, iDirect has outpaced the industry to become the leading provider of IP-based satellite networks in the MEA region with a 40 percent market share in hub sales.

"In the past year, iDirect has significantly strengthened its presence in the MEA region with a surge in hub sales and the opening of our new MEA headquarters in Dubai. With the commercial launch of our Evolution DVB-S2/ACM platform accelerating, we are eager to help our growing network of partners expand their business."

Rash JHANJEE

Regional Vice President for Middle East and Africa, iDirect

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(TM) 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 30 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.

Source: iDirect

CONTACT:

Julie Gouldin,

Vice President Corporate Marketing,

iDirect Inc,

+1-703-727-7588,

Fax: +1-703-648-8015,

jgouldin@idirect.net;

Sarah Thuman,

Corporate Communications Manager,

VT Systems Inc,

+1-703-739-2610,

Fax: +1-703-739-2611,

sthuman@vt-systems.com

Web site: www.idirect.net/

http://www.vt-systems.com/

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