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iDirect Recognized As An Innovator By China’s Satellite Industry


Technology leader acclaimed for role in China’s developing satellite communications market

Herndon, Va., January, 2008 - iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems) and a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology, has been named one of five “Foreign Excellence Brand Enterprises” by China’s Digital Communications World Magazine. Determined by a vote of Chinese communication professionals and a panel of industry experts, the award recognizes iDirect’s role as a leading contributor to China’s developing satellite communications industry.

“iDirect’s growing presence in China brings a recognized innovator to bear on the nation’s complex satellite market. We are pleased to include iDirect in this year’s exclusive list and anticipate important contributions from technology leaders worldwide to accelerate the growth of satellite communications industry in China.”

Yang Qianli
Chairman, China Satellite Conference
Chairman, China Satellite Forum

More than 300 global network operators and service providers rely on iDirect’s Intelligent PlatformTM which is an integrated satellite communications system. The platform supports a range of customer applications regardless of satellite band, network topology, location or bandwidth requirement. The platform is being rapidly adopted in China to support critical IP applications across a wide range of market segments, including the oil and gas, GSM backhaul and maritime as well as various government organizations. In 2007, iDirect announced contracts with leading Chinese network operators including CrossSat Telecom Technology Co Ltd, a major independent oil and gas exploration group, and PetroChina’s Bureau of Geophysics Oil/Gas Exploration Group, a division of China National Petroleum Group.

“iDirect is honored to be named on the prestigious list of ‘Foreign Excellence Brand Enterprises’ in China’s satellite communications industry. Satellite-delivered broadband is critical to China’s growing economy, and iDirect is excited to be partnering with some of China’s leading network operators and Chinese telecommunication enterprises, enabling them to deliver technology innovation and business benefits to their customers.”

George Cheung
Country General Manager, China, iDirect


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