iDirect Hosts Second Annual Global Partner Summit

World leader in satellite communications brings global partners together to discuss industry trends and identify key opportunities and growth strategies

Herndon, Va.,April 30, 2012 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), will hold its second annual Global Partner Summit in Prague, Czech Republic from May 15-17. The event brings together iDirect’s partners from around the world to network, examine industry trends, share insights about the future of satellite, and learn about key market developments. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

This year’s Global Partner Summit will build on the success of last year’s event by bringing together more partners from around the world. In total, 100 high-level representatives from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific are expected to attend the event. The Summit will feature several insightful panels, including a discussion on the implications of emerging high-throughput satellites for satellite operators and service providers by Chris Baugh, President and Founder of Northern Sky Research, a global leader in satellite industry market research. Several iDirect executives will also present growth strategies and company updates at the Summit, including Mary Cotton, CEO; David Bettinger, CTO and SVP of Engineering; and Toni Lee Rudnicki, CMO.

Additionally, the event will provide opportunities for partners to attend working groups on several important topics including satellite’s growing role in the utility market, advances in cellular backhaul over satellite, and new requirements in the defense and security industries. There will also be extensive time for professional networking between attendees.

“The Global Partner Summit is an important event for iDirect partners because it gives them the opportunity to learn from and network with their peers. The Summit also provides a venue for our partners to hear our future strategic plans and give their feedback in a face-to-face forum. We had a great event last year and we are confident that this year will exceed our expectations.”

~ Dean Griffler
Vice President of Global Sales, 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

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  

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Julie Bettinger
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Edward Szeto
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VT Systems
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