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OmniAccess Becomes First iDirect Customer To Go Live with iDX 3.2 and X7

Test network clocks in at 50 Mbps as OmniAccess prepares to release major upgrade to BroadBEAM ULTRA satellite service

HERNDON, Va., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that OmniAccess S.L., the leading communications provider to super- and mega-yacht owners, has successfully launched a live satellite communications network built on iDirect's latest iDX 3.2 software and incorporating the high-performance X7 remote. The network, which was tested at Intelsat's Fuchstadt teleport over the IS-902 satellite, reached a data throughput rate of 50 Mbps. OmniAccess now plans a critical upgrade to its BroadBEAM ULTRA satellite service that will deliver higher throughput rates of 50 to 100 Mbps. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

OmniAccess is the first iDirect customer to launch a commercial service based on iDX 3.2 and X7. The satellite service provider is now set to roll out a significantly enhanced high-bandwidth service offering for the luxury super-yacht market. The upgrade will meet surging demand for bandwidth-intensive applications such as HD IPTV streaming and videoconferencing, as well as corporate VPN access and high-quality voice calls.

The X7 remote is the first of iDirect's next-generation family of remotes. Built on an entirely new multi-core hardware platform, the X7 is optimized to deliver best-in-class DVB-S2/ACM and A-TDMA throughput performance. With an embedded 8-port VLAN-aware switch and integrated GQoS, the X7 makes it simple to prioritize and segment traffic. In addition to enabling key maritime applications with OpenAMIP, mobility support and a rack-mount form factor, the X7 features variant power supply configurations and a second DVB-S2 demodulator ideal for overlay MC traffic.

iDirect's iDX 3.2 software features Adaptive TDMA, which enhances return channel performance and increases network availability under rain fade and satellite link degradation. Adaptive TDMA enables an inroute group to support carriers with different symbol rates and MODCODs. The network dynamically adjusts to changing uplink conditions based on each remote's demand and the system's Quality of Service configuration. iDX 3.2 also improves acquisition, roll-off factor and waveform enhancements to drive greater efficiency and availability.

"We're very excited to be the first company deploying iDirect's latest iDX 3.2 software and the new X7 remote. The extreme power of this combination will form the mainstay for our new BroadBEAM ULTRA service with ground-breaking speeds of up to 100 Mbps. We're delighted to partner with iDirect on launching this important new product line, which will play a key role in our future HTS plans."

~ Bertrand HARTMAN
CEO, OmniAccess

"End users are demanding increasingly higher throughput rates across nearly every satellite market. With iDX 3.2 and X7, service providers can significantly strengthen their service offerings and capture broad new opportunities. We are very encouraged to see partners like OmniAccess turn our innovation into commercial success."

~ Stephen TUNNICLIFFE
Regional Vice President, Europe, iDirect

OmniAccess is based in the "yachting capital of the Mediterranean," Palma de Mallorca, offering a portfolio of cutting-edge services and products to some of the world's most impressive yachts.  OmniAccess' services encompass BroadBEAM VSAT solutions for high-speed Internet connectivity at sea, Teleport operations, PLEXUS advanced data-network design and implementation, project management and consulting.

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 profitably 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 System's 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; 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.

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