HERNDON, Va., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc. (VT Systems), today announced its participation at the GVF Ka Roundtable Assembly 2012 on December 5th and 6th at the Strand Palace Hotel in London, UK. At the two-day event, David Bettinger, iDirect Chief Technology Officer, and Jonathan Barter, Director of Product Management, will share their expertise and insights into the emergence of high-throughput satellites and Ka-band capacity to meet the growing demands of end users in a wide range of vertical markets. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
During the event, Bettinger will appear on the Satellite Operator & Provider Forum and Ground Infrastructure Focus panels, while Barter will appear on the OEM Forum panel. On all three panels, Bettinger and Barter will discuss a range of issues including the technical components of HTS technology, from different frequencies (Ka and Ku) to ground infrastructure choices; how HTS will impact the satellite services value chain; and how satellite operators and service providers can deploy HTS services to meet new end user expectations for high-speed connectivity.
Several key industry leaders will appear at the conference alongside iDirect, including O3B, Inmarsat, Avanti Communications, and more.
"There has been tremendous demand from end users for faster, more powerful satellite connectivity and HTS technology has the potential to meet that demand. At iDirect, we've worked to develop ground infrastructure technology that helps our partners capture the HTS opportunity and I look forward to the opportunity to share our vision for the future of the satellite industry at the GVF Ka Roundtable Assembly."
~ David BETTINGER
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering
Global VSAT Forum, headquartered in London, with a regional office in Washington DC and global affiliates, is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization with 200+ members from every major region of the world. The broad-based membership represents every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.
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 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 www.idirect.net.
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 www.vt-systems.com.