VT iDirect bypasses the wired world and heads straight for the heavens. Operating as iDirect, the company provides networking equipment that allows broadband access over satellite networks. Service providers and network operators use its hubs, routers, network accelerators, and software to offer satellite-based Internet Protocol (IP) services and to optimize bandwidth usage. iDirect's customers also include government agencies and large enterprises, such as include BT and the DoD. Founded in 1994, the company has offices China, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and the US. VT iDirect (formerly iDirect Technologies) is a subsidiary of VT Systems, the US headquarters of Singapore Technologies Engineering.
iDirect sells to customers in more than 50 countries through a global network of around 350 channel partners, including many of the world's largest satellite operators such as Eutelsat, Intelsat, SES, Loral Space & Communications, and Telesat Canada. Its products have applications in industries as diverse as aerospace and military defense, emergency relief, education and training, oil and gas, utilities, cellular backhaul, and enterprise disaster preparedness.
iDirect has expanded internationally as its partners open up remote regions of the world to data, video, and voice communications. Partner NewCom International has added service coverage across Africa and Latin America, where mining and oil and gas companies located in remote regions need cost-effective communication systems. It has also expanded through acquisitions and organic growth. In 2010 iDirect bought Parallel Limited, adding that company's Web-based SatManage suite of software tools to its own network management platform. The acquisition allowed iDirect to expand its share of the global commercial shipping and military vessel markets.
The company's iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) subsidiary targets civilian and defense-related government agencies for growth. – less