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Turksat Upgrades Global Satellite Network With iDirect's iDX 3.0 Software


iDX 3.0 allows satellite operator to improve efficiency and scalability for government, maritime and enterprise customers

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Turksat, Turkey's only satellite operator, has upgraded its global satellite network with iDirect's latest operating software, iDX 3.0. With the purchase of a new Series 15100 Universal Satellite Hub, as well as Evolution X5 and X3 routers and Evolution line cards, Turksat has significantly enhanced its existing investment in iDirect's Intelligent Platform™ to pursue new market opportunities. iDirect is the world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.


Turksat's upgrade to iDX 3.0 will augment the company's TurksatVSAT offering, which provides support for voice and data transmission, Internet, VPN, and video conferencing. The multi-channel demodulation technology of iDX 3.0 brings significant efficiency improvements to Turksat's VSAT services. By combining up to eight inbound channels on a single satellite line card, Turksat can reduce its hardware and bandwidth costs and maximize hub capacity, which is critical as the company scales to meet greater customer demand and enter new vertical markets.

"At Turksat, communication is everything. Whether we are working with the government or the private sector, we must be able to deliver the highest quality satellite solutions to our customers. That's why we partnered with iDirect. Upgrading to iDirect's iDX 3.0 software has provided significant efficiency gains and will help us as we continue to grow."


Vice President, Turksat

"iDX 3.0 is a great investment for Turksat, because it allows the company to improve the efficiency and flexibility of its current services, while also reducing hardware costs, making it a scalable solution as Turksat expands its customer base. We are pleased to be in a long-term partnership with Turksat, and we look forward to helping the company further strengthen its VSAT offering."

~ Majdi ATOUT

Regional Vice President of Sales – Africa and Middle East, iDirect

Turksat A.S. is the only satellite operator company in Turkey. Turksat manages and operates three satellites (Turksat 1C, Turksat 2A, Turksat 3A) and provides all types of satellite communications through Turksat and other satellites.

With its high-tech infrastructure and experienced staff, Turksat is one of the world's leading operators in the satellite communication business. Through innovative projects to meet the communication demands of the communities in the East hemisphere, Turksat provides services not only for Turkey, but also for the people all over the world.

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

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  

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