Satellite Hub Sale By VT iDirect Expands Maritime Coverage

Press Release
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New hub to support increasing demand from oil & gas customers in Africa & extend coverage to mega-yacht owners in the Mediterranean and Atlantic.

VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announce that SkyStream FZ LLZ, a Dubai-based satellite service provider, has purchased an iDirect Series 15100 Universal Satellite Hub to extend and enhance the availability of its coverage for luxury yacht owners.

The hub will also help SkyStream meet the growing needs of its oil and gas customers who operate on multiple continents. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

Through its new iDirect hub, SkyStream will offer Ku- and C-band coverage using different satellites. With two iDirect hubs and one VNO located in Asia and Europe, SkyStream is now able to cover two thirds of the world, giving its oil and gas customers the ability to expand their private networks across multiple continents and giving yacht owners the ability to access next-generation applications like HD video conferencing, streaming HDTV and corporate VPN access from anywhere in the world without having to change satellite service providers or plans.

According to the suppliers, the iDirect Evolution platform delivers exceptional bandwidth availability, enabling SkyStream to meet the high Service Level Agreements that its oil and gas customers require to ensure that critical enterprise applications run smoothly. With advanced technologies such as Automatic Beam Selection enabling seamless connectivity between coverage areas and Adaptive Coding and Modulation allowing maximum uptime during inclement weather, iDirect enables SkyStream to provide its yacht customers with unbroken connectivity whenever and wherever they need it.

SkyStream is part of the Atlas Group International based in UAE. SkyStream was established in 2004 and is headquartered in Dubai, with local offices and presence in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Libya.
 

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