Orbitnet Upgrades to iDirect's iDx 3.1 Software to Enhance Satellite Internet Services in Mongolia


Internet service provider leverages new hardware and software features to improve efficiency and reduce costs

HERNDON, Va.- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Orbitnet LLC of Mongolia (Orbitnet), a leading provider of advanced Internet services in Asia, has upgraded its satellite network with iDirect's iDX 3.1 release, which includes software and hardware features specifically designed for large-scale networks. Through iDX 3.1, Orbitnet is able to make its service more efficient and cost-effective, helping the company attract new customers and expand its operations. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

iDX 3.1 provides Orbitnet an ideal solution to grow its Internet service offering in Mongolia, Bhutan and throughout the APAC region. With more than 500 remote sites providing Internet connectivity to users in a range of markets, including banking, telecommunications, mining, and education, Orbitnet required a VSAT solution that was flexible enough to support multiple applications, while also offering the ability to scale affordably.

By upgrading to iDirect's iDX 3.1 software, Orbitnet has enhanced its service further by reducing customer start-up costs and improving data throughput. Additionally, iDX 3.1 allows Orbitnet to scale its business more profitably at both the remote site, through iDirect's new lower-cost Evolution X1 series of remotes, and at the hub site, with a new 16-channel narrowband inbound configuration for the Evolution XLC-M line card.

"In all of the markets we serve, reliable Internet access is critical to our customers' success. By implementing iDX 3.1, we have optimized our networks and reduced the costs of our service, giving our customers a satellite Internet solution that is reliable, affordable, and perfectly tailored for their unique needs. This new technology is providing us with the opportunity to better serve our customers in Mongolia and, at the same time, expand our market in the APAC region."

Battulga NOROLKHOOJAV

CEO, Orbitnet LLC

"Internet connectivity is hugely important to Mongolia's economic growth and iDirect's solutions have enabled Orbitnet to provide a satellite Internet solution that is reliable and affordable. With the improved efficiencies of iDX 3.1, Orbitnet is better able to expand their operations throughout the region, win new customers, and bring the benefits of Internet access to a much broader audience."

GOH Wai Pheng

General Manager, iDirect Asia

Orbitnet LLC was founded in 2004 as a Satellite communication service provider and currently provides all types of communication services including high-speed internet, telephony and data transmission connections through the satellite Ku-band to government & mining organizations, foreign and domestic banks, and tour and mobile operators. It has successfully expanded its service to all 21 provinces and 300 sums (territorial administrative unit within the province) of Mongolia. Furthermore, Orbitnet has successfully implemented several large scale nationwide projects, to be namely, the Passport Inspection system for Border port stations of Mongolia, Unified Government Fund Network, Government Video Conferencing System, eSchool project for Primary Education Institutes, and Communication, Navigation and real-time monitoring system for Mongolian Civil Airlines.

An industry leader owning majority percentage of the total satellite internet bandwidth in Mongolia, Orbitnet also caters to Bhutan and the APAC region.

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 expand their businesses. The iDirect Intelligent Platform(TM) 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.

SOURCE iDirect

CONTACT: Julie Bettinger, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, iDirect, +1-703-648-8155, Fax: +1-703-648-8015, jbettinger@idirect.net; Edward Szeto, Manager, Corporate Communications, VT Systems, +1-703-739-2610, Fax: +1-703-739-2611, eszeto@vt-systems.com; Tumennast Baatar, Marketing and PR Manager, Orbitnet LLC, (976) 8808 8929, tumennast.b@mcs.mn

Web Site: www.idirect.net

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