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Electronics Corporation Of India Selects iDirect VSAT To Support Survey Of India


Herndon, VA., August 21st 2006 – iDirect Technologies, a company of Vision Technologies Systems, today announced a new partnership with Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) to offer improved communications capabilities via satellite networks to customers in the Indian market. The two companies recently deployed an iDirect 1IF VSAT Hub Chassis in Dehradun for Survey of India, the oldest scientific department of the Government of India. Survey of India, set up in 1767, is the National Survey and Mapping Organization of the country under the Department of Science & Technology.

ECIL chose the iDirect star/mesh hybrid solution for its advanced features, designed to optimally support IP networks in the country. The new ECIL network will support Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, VoIP, video and other data applications, and will be used for modernization of Tide Gauge systems. The new platform will also aid in a tsunami warning system. ECIL and iDirect will deploy the network in two phases, the first supporting a Star topology, and the second incorporating Mesh remotes onto the same network.

“We are very excited to be involved in this program, particularly to be working with a partner like ECIL in India. The iDirect platform is an ideal solution for voice, video, Internet, or any broadband application where last mile connectivity cannot be fully met with traditional landline connections. It is very gratifying to see our platform supporting high tech, next generation applications, as well as knowing that it could help save lives in an emergency situation such as a tsunami.”

~ John Kealey
President and CEO, iDirect Technologies

Electronics Corporation of India Limited is a public sector corporation in India supplying and maintaining a wide spectrum of equipment to various departments of the Indian Government, and is a key integration partner for iDirect in India.

iDirect Technologies, a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., designs, develops, and markets satellite-based broadband access solutions targeted at the enterprise, government, carrier and educational sectors that have the need for fast, flexible, and geographically dispersed two-way internet/intranet access. The company has developed technology solutions that combine high performance, worldwide availability, and ease of installation, high reliability, and low cost to end customers. In addition, iDirect solutions offer unprecedented efficiencies, increased revenue opportunities and higher per customer gross margins to satellite network operators. iDirect was awarded the 2005 World Teleport Association Teleport Technology of the year, the Innovation & Technology of the Year by The ISCe Advisory Board, and named number one in the Deloitte & Touche Virginia Technology Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing U.S. technology companies. iDirect operates its corporate headquarters in Herndon, Virginia and has regional offices in Europe, Asia, and covering Latin America. Please visit
Vision Technologies Systems (VTS) is a provider of integrated engineering solutions, specializing in the fields of aerospace, electronics, land systems, and marine. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VTS has locations throughout North America. VTS offers a broad range of proven innovative services to both the commercial and government sectors. VTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. Please visit


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