SES Americom Selects iDirect to Support REDiSat Network

Business Continuity Solution designed for U.S. first responders and private enterprises enables broadband connectivity in the face of disaster
Herndon, Va., March 28, 2007—iDirect Technologies (iDirect), a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., and SES AMERICOM today announced that the iDirect iNFINITI satellite broadband hardware and platform has been selected to support SES AMERICOM’s REDiSat Network. The REDiSat Network is a satellite-delivered emergency communications solution designed to keep businesses up and running even when terrestrial network connections and phones are out.
 
REDiSat offers a low-cost, customized solution and a compelling alternative to terrestrial networks for both first responder, emergency response teams and any enterprise with critical communications needs. The solution enables businesses to secure network access in the event terrestrial lines go down. The proactive REDiSat Network delivers high-speed Internet connections in two levels of service along with flexible pricing programs. 
 
Engineered specifically to meet the real world challenges of satellite service providers, the iDirect iNFINITI series of satellite Hub Routers offers advanced network functionality and scalability. The modular design and inherent flexibility in the iDirect platform enable a single iNFINITI series chassis to support multiple networks with various requirements for frequencies, topologies or bandwidth. This level of functionality ensures SES AMERICOM can meet a broad range of user requirements quickly and efficiently.
 
The iDirect iNFINITI platform delivers the flexibility and reliability that REDiSat customers demand in the face of a network outage or natural disaster,” said Jon Russo, senior vice president of marketing and product management for SES AMERICOM. “iDirect’s ability to support IP intensive applications, such as VoIP, data communications, and Internet access, plays a key role in the delivery of the innovative emergency communications solution to businesses across the country.”
 
“We are pleased to build on our long standing partnership with SES AMERICOM,” said John Kealey, president and CEO of iDirect Technologies. “The REDiSat solution is the next evolution in customer focused solutions that iDirect and SES AMERICOM have joined forces to deliver to businesses and organizations across the country. The iDirect platform is an ideal solution for voice, video, Internet, or any broadband application when connectivity through a terrestrial network is limited or non-existent. We look forward to working with SES AMERICOM on more forward thinking solutions.”
 
 
About SES AMERICOM
SES AMERICOM is an innovator in global satellite communications and the largest supplier of satellite services in the Americas. The company, which operates a fleet of 16 spacecraft, was established more than thirty years ago with the first satellite circuit for the U.S. Department of Defense. As an SES company, SES AMERICOM can provide end-to-end telecommunications solutions to any region in the world, leveraging a global fleet of more than 40 satellites. SES AMERICOM serves broadcasters, cable programmers, financial institutions, aeronautical and marine communications integrators, Internet service providers, mobile communications networks, government agencies, educational institutions, carriers and secure global data networks.
 
iDirect Technologies, a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., designs, develops, and markets satellite-based broadband access solutions targeted at the enterprise, government, carrier and educational sectors that have the need for fast, flexible, and geographically dispersed two-way internet/intranet access. The company has developed technology solutions that combine high performance, worldwide availability, and ease of installation, high reliability, and low cost to end customers. In addition, iDirect solutions offer unprecedented efficiencies, increased revenue opportunities and higher per customer gross margins to satellite network operators. iDirect was awarded the 2005 World Teleport Association Teleport Technology of the year, the Innovation & Technology of the Year by The ISCe Advisory Board, and named number one in the Deloitte & Touche Virginia Technology Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing U.S. technology companies. iDirect operates its corporate headquarters in Herndon, Virginia and has regional offices in Europe, Asia, and covering Latin America. Additional information is available on the company website at www.idirect.net.
 
Vision Technologies Systems Inc. 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, Vision Technologies Systems operates throughout North America and offers a broad range of proven innovative services to both the commercial and government sectors. Vision Technologies Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.