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Next-generation remote engineered for mobile, enterprise-grade, bandwidth-intensive applications
HERNDON, Va., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that its X7 remote is the recipient of the first annual VSAT Technology Innovation of the Year award. The award, which was given by the VSAT industry's leading analysts in conjunction with the VSAT 2013 global conference, recognizes critical technology innovations that enhance the delivery of VSAT services to the wider community, while evolving the satellite industry beyond its current limits. The X7 received the innovation award for its design to handle high data throughput rates and enable inter-network roaming for seamless global mobility. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
The X7 remote, the first in a family of next-generation remotes, is built on an entirely new multi-core hardware system and is designed to reach high performance throughput levels to support bandwidth-heavy applications and emerging high throughput satellite (HTS) services. The X7 features an embedded second demodulator with a fully independent RF chain, enabling even higher performance rates with future operating software releases and line card technology.
The X7 is also the first remote designed to enable global roaming. By leveraging both demodulators, the X7 can connect across multiple service provider networks. End users can rely on seamless coverage while retaining a single service provider relationship. And roaming enables satellite operators and service providers to expand their network reach without additional capital outlay and gain new revenue by leasing their capacity.
The VSAT Industry Awards were announced at the VSAT 2013 conference in Amsterdam. The Technology Innovation of the Year award spotlights a major new innovation that enables satellite operators and service providers to achieve significant gains in business efficiency, customer service, cost effectiveness and reliability. The judging panel included Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research; Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group (sIRG); David Hartshorn, Secretary General, Global VSAT Forum; and Dimitris Mavrakis, Principal Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media.
"We are excited to acknowledge iDirect with the 2013 VSAT Technology of the Year Award. As VSAT continues to raise its technology profile, it is important that we spotlight key achievements like the X7 remote that redefine what our industry is capable of achieving and expand the market for VSAT communication."
~ Dimitris MAVRAKIS
Principal Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media
"Demand for bandwidth is exploding, and the X7 equips satellite operators and service providers with a powerful remote that can deliver higher service levels. We're honored to receive this year's technology innovation award. Being recognized by the industry's leading analysts is a testament to our team at iDirect that works so hard to deliver solutions that create new value for end users and new growth opportunities for satellite operators and service providers."
~ Greg QUIGGLE
Vice President of Product Management, iDirect
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™ 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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