iDirect's SatManage Network Management Software Earns Satellite Spotlight Product Of The Year Award

Web-based product suite recognized for outstanding innovation

Herndon, Va., February 22, 2011 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a subsidiary of VT Systems Inc. (VT Systems), proudly announced that its SatManage network management solution is the recipient of Satellite Spotlight’s 2010 Product of the Year Award. SatManage is a comprehensive suite of Web-based software tools for satellite service providers designed to enable automation, monitoring and integration of hybrid networks and Network Operating Center (NOC)-based applications. The Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Awards recognize companies that have proven their commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

Satellite Spotlight is a daily online news source for the satellite industry operated by the Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), a leading communications and technology community. For more than 10 years, TMC has honored companies across several categories with Product of the Year Awards, which are regarded among the most prestigious and respected awards in the communications and technology sector worldwide. For the Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Awards, editors consider companies that have demonstrated the vision, leadership and thoroughness associated with these awards, while contributing to the advancement of technologies that address real needs in the marketplace.

As an Operations Support System (OSS), iDirect’s SatManage product is designed to handle operators’ emerging network management requirements by integrating and automating disparate systems into a single, user-friendly interface. As service providers expand their networks to support new applications and keep up with customer demands, it is becoming more difficult for them to provision, manage and monitor networks effectively and efficiently. SatManage offers comprehensive network management and performance monitoring functionality to improve management of large, complex customer deployments, resulting in stronger network performance, faster response times, greater customer satisfaction and lower operating costs. Major satellite service providers including BT, Intelsat General and MTN have implemented SatManage to scale their networks, improve overall service quality and network operations, and gain the intelligence and visibility necessary to optimize their business.

“The opportunity to expand networks to capture new customers and grow revenue has never been greater for satellite service providers. We designed SatManage to help providers grow confidently and efficiently by streamlining and automating network operations so they can keep customers satisfied and focus on their overall business. A 2010 Product of the Year Award from Satellite Spotlight affirms how positively the industry is receiving SatManage and we’re honored with the distinction.”

~ Guy ADAMS
Vice President of Software Engineering, iDirect

The second annual Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award winners will be featured on Satellite Spotlight’s website and published in its e-newsletter.

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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. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ 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 15 years of global satellite communications experience, iDirect serves customers in over 50 countries through a diverse network of service provider partners, including seven of the World Teleport Association’s Global Top Ten operators. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, iDirect has offices in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was set up to drive adoption of its IP-based solutions in the US 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. 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.

Media Contacts:

Julie Bettinger
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
iDirect
Phone: (1) 703-648-8155
Fax: (1) 703-648-8015
Email: jbettinger@idirect.net

Edward Szeto
Manager, Corporate Communications
VT Systems
Phone: (1) 703 739 2610
Fax: (1) 703 739 2611
Email: eszeto@vt-systems.com