HERNDON, Va., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that OmniAccess S.L., a leading communications provider to super- and mega-yacht owners, has deployed a new iDirect Series 15100 Universal Satellite Hub to complete its global maritime satellite network. With the addition of the new hub, OmniAccess has expanded its coverage area to ensure that its customers maintain connectivity for high-bandwidth applications wherever they travel. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
Yacht owners require uninterrupted high-speed connectivity for a variety of next-generation applications including high-definition video conferencing, streaming HDTV channels, corporate VPN access and high-quality voice calls. Through its multi-hub iDirect satellite network, OmniAccess’ customers can now access these types of applications from anywhere in the world without having to change satellite service providers or plans, which is a key competitive advantage for the growing company.
OmniAccess chose to deploy another iDirect hub not only to expand its coverage, but also to take advantage of iDirect’s sophisticated mobility solutions and leading position in the maritime market. With advanced technology such as Automatic Beam Selection (ABS), for seamless connectivity between coverage areas, and Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), for maximum uptime during inclement weather, iDirect enables OmniAccess to provide customers with seamless BroadBEAM ULTRA connectivity at sea with speeds of up to 30 mbps.
“Thanks to the scalability of the iDirect platform and the dedicated efforts of iDirect’s technical services and support staff, we were able to establish a global satellite network in only 18 months. For a growing company like ours, this quick growth has been instrumental to our success. Moreover, because two of the three hubs we have deployed were completely installed by iDirect remotely, there has been minimal impact to our operations.”
~ Bertrand HARTMAN
“With its third iDirect hub, OmniAccess has expanded its operations and enhanced its competitiveness in a market where always-on connectivity is absolutely critical. The iDirect platform is the system of choice for both maritime service providers and end users and we’re happy to strengthen our position in this important vertical through our ongoing relationship with OmniAccess.”
~ 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. Omni Access’ 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 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.