Bentley Walker Deploys iDirect’s SatManage Network Management Software To Strengthen Customer Management

Customer Management and NOC Toolset help company provide higher service standards for international defense and enterprise customers

Herndon, Va., March 16, 2011 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Bentley Walker Ltd., one of the largest VSAT network operators in Europe, has purchased iDirect’s SatManage network management system. SatManage is a highly sophisticated suite of Web-based software modules that help operators automate, monitor and integrate large, hybrid networks with Network Operations Center (NOC)-based applications. In addition to the SatManage core module, Bentley Walker has also purchased the Customer Management and NOC Toolset modules. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

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Satellite 2011 Day 1 Pictures Now Available

iDirect's Greg Quiggle presenting iDX 3.0 at Satellite 2011Satellite 2011 is under way and we’re capturing every moment.  We’ve added a number of photos from pre-show and Tuesday to our Flickr and Facebook pages. 

Check them out!

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/idirect

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/idirect

Check the links often as new photos are being added every day.

LIVE From Satellite 2011 – iDX 3.0 & SatManage!

We are live at Satellite 2011! Earlier today, Greg Quiggle gave a presentation on iDX 3.0, iDirect’s soon-to-be-released software that brings TDMA and SCPC together for the first time on one platform. Mike Patullo also presented SatManage, our award-winning operations support system (OSS). Both sessions were very well attended. To catch these demos tomorrow, come by the iDirect booth #709 at 11:30am and 2:30pm for iDX 3.0 and 12:30pm and 3:30pm for SatManage. 

Come join us today from 4-6pm for our iDX 3.0 Preview Party in meeting room 209C to learn more about iDX 3.0 and meet the team behind this landmark release. Get your admission ticket from any iDirect representative at the show. 

Visit us at booth #709 all week to learn more about our exciting announcements!

David Bettinger, iDirect CTO, comments on the CTO roundtable breakfast panel, Satellite 2011

CTOs for the satellite industry’s leading companies met this morning at 7:30 for a breakfast discussion on trends driving the development and adoption of new technologies in the satellite Industry. 

“For 7:30 on a Monday morning in downtown DC I was extremely impressed with the turn out,” said iDirect’s CTO, David Bettinger.  “We must have had 100 people in the audience.”

Greg Berlocher, president of TGN, as panel moderator, asked the panelist to introduce themselves and their companies then led into the discussions around several technology and market trends.  The two major topics that garnered most of the discussion were:

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Satellite 2011 Is On Its Way!

Satellite 2011 is on its way! Set up was messy as usual and it’s amazing that everything gets done on time and looking great. Satellite 2011 hosted its 30th anniversary party Monday night and some exhibitors were able to take a break to greet old friends. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the start!

iDirect Integrates TDMA and SCPC Onto A Single Platform

Economic game changer for service providers creates new revenue streams, yields network-wide cost savings
Herndon, Va., March 14, 2011
– VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc. (VT Systems), today announced a ground-breaking addition to its IP satellite communications platform: SCPC Return Channel technology. The capability is available through iDirect’s iDX 3.0 software and enables service providers to manage TDMA and SCPC networks over the same platform. SCPC Return Channel was developed to equip service providers with the flexibility they require today to support dynamic customer networks, and will enable them to capture new revenue opportunities and lower operational costs. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

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Come see us at Satellite 2011!

Satellite 2011Satellite 2011 starts today and iDirect has a lot of exciting activities planned. Please join us for these events:

Monday, March 14

Room 209B at 7:30 a.m.
Engineering 2011: CTO Roundtable Breakfast: Technology Leaders
Come see iDirect’s Dave Bettinger

Room 143A at 1:30 p.m.
GVF Presents Emerging Markets: Maritime Satcom Strategies
iDirect’s Christian Bergan is a panelist

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iDirect Launches All New Partner Technical Assistance Center Website

PartnerTechnical Assistance CenteriDirect is pleased to announce the launch of our new Partner Technical Assistance Center (TAC) website:  http://tac.idirect.net. This new site combines the marketing partner portal and TAC site into one easy to use knowledge base. One site, one login, everything you need!

With a fresh design and new content, iDirect’s Partner Technical Assistance Center features easier navigation and improved layout for a more engaging user experience. The site provides numerous marketing tools to help you market your services and expand your reach in the marketplace: technical documents, sales tools, presentations and graphics, among other items. Also, you’ll find technical documentation and support:  Software Releases, Network Operator Documentation, Product Update/Change Notifications, Technical Bulletins, Remote VSAT Documentation and FAQs. All in one place! 

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NewCom International’s LiveStream Mobile™ Package Offers

NewCom LiveStreamingMobile Video Stream Service Ideal for Politicians, Performers, Educators and Business Executives  

March 10, 2011 – Miami, FL Politicians, performers, educators, business executives and event planners now have an easy, affordable way to stream live video from virtually any location around the world, thanks to the LiveStream Mobile™ package recently unveiled by Miami, Florida-based NewCom International

NewCom International, a global satellite communications firm committed to fostering education, advancing health care and promoting economic development through 21st century communications, has developed a turnkey, self-contained live video streaming package that offers affordable, high-quality live streaming services for anyone wishing to stream video content to viewers around the globe from any location – however remote – throughout North America, Central America, South America, Africa and Asia.

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Command Center – Interview with iDirect Government Technologies’ President, John Ratigan

John Ratigan - President, iDirect Government TechnologiesJohn Ratigan is the President of iDirect Government Technologies (iGT), a satellite-based IP communications company that transforms the way the Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian government agencies get and stay connected.  He started the Federal group for iDirect Technologies in 2003 which resulted in establishing iGT as a wholly owned subsidiary in 2007. Under his leadership, the group has enjoyed tremendous growth and has deployed thousands of terminals in support of military operations throughout South West Asia, as well as well as many civilian networks.
 
John brings more than 20 years of experience in the satellite communications arena to the Company.  Prior to joining iGT, he ran the east coast operations for Fairchild Data, and EF DATA, and eventually partnered in his own company that helped EF DATA grow from $20 million to $120 million in revenue and 700 employees between 1992 and 2000.   EFDATA became the preeminent leader in SCPC satellite technology in the late 1990s and provided John the baseline knowledge and expertise that would later benefit him in his role with iGT and the migration of technology into TDMA.  In addition to starting his own company, he held the position of Senior Vice president of North and South American sales for the start-up, Broadlogic, just as companies started to run IP directly over satellite.

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