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Dec 12th, 2007 at 4:49pm  
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Reply #1 - Dec 13th, 2007 at 7:33am  
Yeah, I read that too Smiley

It's nice to be a part or users to this technology !
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Reply #2 - Dec 13th, 2007 at 9:46am  
Here is the original iDirect press release.  Well done iDirect with regards to the number of hubs sold.


Company’s hubs become industry standard as businesses and organizations choose iDirect for satellite communications

Herndon, Va., December 10, 2007 - iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems) and a world leader in satellite-based broadband communications technology, increased its global market share of total TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) satellite hub sales to 47% in 2006, according to new market data compiled by COMSYS, the satellite industry’s leading analyst firm. The market share statistic follows COMSYS’ 2007 VSAT industry report that names iDirect as the second largest company in enterprise TDMA hardware revenue. In addition, the report shows that iDirect recorded the fastest growth in enterprise terminals shipped in 2006, increasing by almost 50 percent over 2005 figures and totaling nearly 10 percent of overall market share.

“iDirect’s cost-effective and innovative hub solutions have become almost a de facto standard across many vertical markets. iDirect’s technology is making it possible for leading service providers and new market entrants to grow their business with limited capital expenses. At the same time, the company’s highly flexible and functional platform enables service providers to serve more affordably traditional satellite needs and meet a rapidly growing list of emerging customer demands from mobility to business continuity to multimedia.”
~ Simon BULL
Senior Consultant, Comsys
The iDirect portfolio of satellite hubs enables service providers to operate a shared bandwidth platform spanning multiple satellites, transponders and topologies simultaneously, including mesh, star, SCPC and hybrid networks. iDirect’s diverse range of satellite hubs and remotes are foundational components of the company’s Intelligent Platform™ which also includes advanced technologies that enable service providers to meet complex customer requirements and run their business more efficiently and profitably.
“iDirect has embraced an important industry leadership role, and we are dedicated to accelerating that role as opportunities abound for satellite communications providers across all categories and sizes. We look forward to continuing the introduction of innovations that strengthen our partners’ business success.”
Chief Executive Officer, iDirect

For additional details on iDirect’s growth and market share please review the iDirect Prolife & Executive Summary, a synopsis of the 2007 COMSYS VSAT Report, available at

COMSYS is a specialized satellite consultancy that has earned a reputation for objective, empirical analysis over 25 years as a result of its primary research and in-depth analysis. In addition to bespoke consultancy assignments, COMSYS publishes The VSAT Report which is recognized as the definitive study on the VSAT industry. The latest 10th Edition of The VSAT Report was released in November 2007. More information can be found at

iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is transforming the way the world gets and stays connected. The company’s satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant connectivity for voice, video and data applications in diverse and challenging environments. These include extending private networks to remote offices; supporting mobile connectivity across land, sea and air; providing rural telephony and Internet broadband; and maintaining communications in the wake of disasters and network failures. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ integrates advanced technology into iDirect’s portfolio of hubs, routers and network management software to address the growing complexity of deploying and managing global IP networks. With more than 13 years of global satellite communications experience, iDirect serves customers in 30 countries through a diverse network of channel partners, including some of the largest satellite providers, operators and carriers in the world and seven of the World Teleport Association’s Global Top Ten. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, iDirect has offices in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Please visit

VT Systems and its subsidiaries are preferred providers of engineering solutions, products, integrated systems, and services in the Americas across the core business areas of marine, aerospace, electronics and land systems. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, VT Systems operates throughout North America and offers a broad range of proven innovative services to both the commercial and government sectors. VT Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. Please visit

Media Contacts:                      Julie Gouldin
Vice President Corporate Marketing
iDirect Technologies

Sarah Thuman
Corporate Communications Manager
VT Systems
Tel: 703-739-2610

Best regards, Eric.
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Reply #3 - Dec 15th, 2007 at 3:29pm  
I had a chance to sit through a VTC with Simon Bull (COMSYS) while attending the iDirect iNTERLINK conference earlier in the year.   We had a chance to pick his brain for a quick Q&A.  The conference was enlightening to say the least.  He had a very positive outlook for the satellite industry as well as the overall VSAT marketplace.  That is good to hear coming from a man of such status....especially as WIMAX and WIFI continue to explode.  Naturally everything (marketwise) is pointing to Africa.  So, if you are a provider and NOT looking at the MHz associated with beams illuminating the big continent, you are wrong!  Smiley
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