Belgium Satellite Services Upgrades To iDirect Network To Enhance Broadband Coverage Across Emea Region

Herndon, VA (PressExposure) December 04, 2009 -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT SystemsInc (VT Systems), today announced that Belgium Satellite Services (BSS), a leadingprovider of satellite service to the EMEA region, has installed an iDirect Series 15000Universal Satellite Hub to strengthen the capabilities and reach of its IP satellitebroadband offerings. BSS will leverage the iDirect platform to extend satellite service tonew geographies and industry markets in the Middle East and Africa. iDirect is a worldleader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

BSS made a strategic business decision to replace its legacy satellite technology withthe iDirect platform and is now rolling out new iDirect-based service offerings to itscustomers. These include providing high-speed data and Voice over IP (VoIP) connectivity to enterprises, government organizations and Internet Service Providers.BSS also plans to expand the distribution of its service by leveraging the iDirect hub tointegrate capacity from multiple satellites over the EMEA region. BSS was establishedfollowing the acquisition of the satellite services division of Belgacom, Belgium’s leadingtelecommunications operator, by India-based ORG Informatics Ltd.

“The decision to standardize on iDirect made the best business sense on severalimportant fronts. The iDirect platform enables us to maximize our current investment insatellite capacity, minimize our capital expenses and grow our operations in line withdemand. We also value the technical depth of the platform’s advanced technologieswhich create a lot of options for distributing bandwidth efficiently and serving a broadrange of vertical markets.” Nitin DHAWAN Chief Executive Officer, Belgium Satellite Services “With a solid base of current customers and existing capabilities, BSS is stronglypositioned to grow in key global markets. We are eager to develop our partnership withthem to help enhance their current offerings and target promising new opportunities.” Stephen TUNNICLIFFE Sales Director, Northern Europe, iDirect Belgium Satellite Services S.A (BSS) was formed with the acquisition of BelgacomSatellite services division by a leading Telecom and IT Transnational Entityheadquartered in India, ORG Informatics Ltd (listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange).BSS S.A is part of the elite group which provides satellite services worldwide. BSS is aleading provider of satellite services, including Hub based solutions, Voice Termination,GSM/CDMA backhauling solutions, Teleport Hosting Services (including IOT/TCRapplications), Broadcasting Solutions like HB/EB-9A etc. With this BSS offers theircustomers a strategic partner in the use of satellite networks by providing tailor-made,high-quality solutions at a competitive price. For these advanced satellite serviceoperations BSS relies on two state-of-the-art teleport infrastructures in Belgium, accommodating an impressive array of class A antennas, up to 32 m in diameter. Please visit:

iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is transforming the way the world gets and staysconnected. The company’s satellite-based IP communications technology enablesconstant connectivity for voice, video and data applications in diverse and challengingenvironments. These include extending private networks to remote offices; supportingmobile connectivity across land, sea and air; providing rural telephony and Internetbroadband; and maintaining communications in the wake of disasters and networkfailures. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ integrates advanced technology into iDirect’sportfolio of hubs, routers and network management software to address the growingcomplexity of deploying and managing global IP networks. With more than 13 years ofglobal satellite communications experience, iDirect serves customers in 50 countriesthrough a diverse network of channel partners, including some of the largest satelliteproviders, operators and carriers in the world and seven of the World TeleportAssociation’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 businessareas of marine, aerospace, electronics and land systems. Headquartered in Alexandria,Virginia, VT Systems operates around the globe and offers a broad range of proveninnovative services to both the commercial and government sectors. VT Systems is awholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. Please Media Contacts: Julie Gouldin Vice President, Corporate Marketing iDirect Phone: 703-648-8155 Fax: 703-648-8015 Email: Sarah Thuman

Manager, Corporate Communications VT Systems Phone: 703-739-2610 Fax: 703-739-2611 Email:

Gaurav Soni Sales & Business Development Belgium Satellite Services S.A Phone: 32 (0) 2 649 4547 Fax: 32 (0) 2 640 8083

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