Successful hub installation establishes highly reliable, flexible communications link between agency HQ and remote outposts
Herndon, Va., February 28, 2011 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Vizada Networks, the world’s largest independent satellite communications provider, was recently awarded a contract by a large civil defense agency to provide satellite infrastructure and training services. Vizada Networks has just completed installation of an iDirect hub at the agency’s headquarters and trained the agency’s engineers to install iDirect remotes at each of its outposts. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
By providing iDirect-based satellite infrastructure, Vizada Networks is helping establish a vital communications link among thousands of staff of a large defense agency dispersed across several outposts. The agency’s core mission is to assist and support local authorities in the rule of law area, specifically with police, judiciary and customs. Such civil defense organizations require highly reliable solutions that can either serve as a primary communications link in remote locations or as a secure backup solution for sites in more developed areas.
iDirect’s VSAT platform is specifically designed to provide the heightened communications availability and reliability that international defense and government organizations require. Built on a highly efficient shared capacity system, the iDirect platform offers sophisticated Quality of Service (QoS) and bandwidth management tools that allow Vizada Networks’ customers to dynamically allocate satellite capacity based on each site’s real-time needs. In addition, the iDirect platform uses intuitive Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) technology to automatically adjust signal strength and preserve link quality during adverse weather.
“We’ve found that the reliability offered by the iDirect platform satisfies our high standard for provisioning services to our customers. This ensures that many defense and governmental organizations choose Vizada Networks to provide services for a variety of critical applications in theatres and operational zones throughout the world.”
~ Rune Kristiansen
Director, Defense Division, Vizada Networks
“Given the highly sensitive nature of government and defense agencies’ responsibilities, it’s critical for their communications networks to be exceptionally resilient, secure and able to reach every location where they operate. iDirect provides Vizada with a powerful platform to offer the infrastructure and service these organizations demand – no matter what their requirements are or where they may be operating.”
~ Stephen Tunnicliffe
Regional Vice President, Europe, iDirect