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ITC Global Will Upgrade Global Mining-Sector Satellite Network To Deliver Higher Throughput Rates Over IDirect Platform

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that ITC Global will upgrade its mining-sector satellite network to iDirect's soon-to-be-released iDX 3.2 software featuring Adaptive TDMA, and will deploy the next-generation Evolution X7 remote. ITC Global is a leading provider of global, enterprise-class satellite communications to premier mining companies around the world, and will be the first service provider to offer iDX 3.2 and X7 capabilities to the mining sector. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

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The upgrade advances ITC Global's commitment to continual network innovation and will allow ITC Global to satisfy the 20+ Mbps bandwidth requirement the mining sector now demands. Faster data throughput will improve the network's ability to handle multiple IP applications on a unified platform, such as Voice over IP, radio over IP, CCTV, remote permission and control, and the automation of critical operational tasks. These communications services enable mining companies to increase business productivity; ensure compliance with Health, Safety and Environmental initiatives and commitments; achieve the timely delivery of projects; and shorten overall time to market while maximizing continuity of supply to end customers.

iDirect's new Evolution X7 remote features a multi-core processor that can reach high-performance inbound and outbound data rates over the iDX 3.2 operating system. iDX 3.2 also features Adaptive TDMA, which will augment ITC Global's high-availability network designs, and help ensure very high availability in a wide range of weather conditions and across a wide range of locations. Further, Adaptive TDMA combined with iDirect's DVB-S2/ACM outbound technology significantly improves efficiency across a wide range of terminals, including compact rapid-deployment and mobile antenna systems for Comms-on-the-Move (COTM) and Comms-on-the-Pause (COTP) applications.

"ITC Global has consistently been at the forefront of deploying technological innovations directly to our valued mining sector clients as soon as they become available on the commercial market. Keeping pace with satellite technology advances enables our customers to ensure that their operations remain at the leading edge of what's possible."

~ Chris HILLChief Technology Officer, ITC Global

"The development of iDX 3.2 and the X7 remote are important steps in the evolution towards higher performance satellite technology. These new products enable service providers like ITC Global to satisfy increasing customer demands for bandwidth, while growing their revenues in fast-growing markets like the global mining sector."

~ Rob KILROY Regional Vice President, Americas , iDirect

ITC Global is a leading global satellite telecommunications service provider, operating an enterprise grade satellite network with complete global coverage. The Company operates through a seamless network of more than 25 advanced communications satellites. Delivering a complete set of satellite communications solutions on a global basis, ITC Global's services include custom network design, site engineering, hardware, communications support and high speed reliable bandwidth. With facilities and engineering and technical support staff across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, ITC Global provides satellite communications systems to some of the world's largest and most successful mining, oil and gas, and maritime companies in some of the most difficult and remote locations. For more information, please visit www.itcglobal.com

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.

SOURCE iDirect

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