IsoTropic Networks Leverages iDirect's Evolution Platform To Optimize Its Global Satellite Network

Leading satellite service provider will deploy new technology to reduce operating costs and expand its customer base

Herndon, Va., August 28, 2012 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that IsoTropic Networks, a leading solutions-based provider of satellite Internet services and iDirect Host Network Operator (HNO), has upgraded its global satellite network to the iDirect Evolution platform with iDX 3.1 software. Through this upgrade, IsoTropic can reduce its overall operating costs and grow its business. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

IsoTropic upgraded to Evolution to enhance the efficiency, affordability, and scalability of its growing satellite network, which is critical to its continued success as an iDirect Hub Operator offering Virtual Network Operator (VNO) services. As an HNO, IsoTropic owns and operates its own teleport and shared hub infrastructure, while providing its reseller partners the ability to maintain full control of their own networks and remotes.

Evolution enables IsoTropic to reduce its operating expenses by maximizing space segment efficiency through built-in DVB-S2 with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) technology. IsoTropic will further improve the efficiency and flexibility of its services through iDirect’s iDX 3.1 operating software. Because iDX 3.1 integrates both TDMA and SCPC connectivity on a single network, IsoTropic can offer its end customers the ability to switch between TDMA and SCPC based on dynamic bandwidth requirements.

“We value our long standing relationship with iDirect and their integration of TDMA and SCPC onto a single platform has become a true game changer for us. The ability to switch a customer to SCPC to support heavy traffic conditions while retaining the benefits of our shared platform provides for network-wide bandwidth efficiencies and increased profitability.”

~ Lynn SALISBURY-ZBIERSKI
President, IsoTropic Networks

“The Evolution release represented key advances for our partners. We are honored that IsoTropic, as a leading innovator, is realizing the ROI from Evolution and is able to offer more value to their growing customer base. As we continue to invest in our technology, we look forward to finding new ways to advance the capabilities of satellite communications and continually lower TCO for our partners.”

~ Mary COTTON
CEO, iDirect

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IsoTropic Networks is a global satellite communications provider. They provide robust and secure satellite internet communications to the Enterprise, Maritime, Oil & Gas, Public Service, Disaster Recovery and Mining industries. IsoTropic owns and operates its own teleport facility located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. They are recognized as a premier iDirect Host Network Operator (HNO) and as a leader in providing iDirect Technologies solutions to its customers. Visit IsoTropic at www.isosat.net.

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.

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

Melissa Orlick
IsoTropic Networks
Phone: (1) 262-248-9600 ext: 111
Email: morlick@isosat.net