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[May 08, 2013]

iDirect To Participate At 65th UTC Telecom Conference In Houston

HERNDON, Va., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), will exhibit and offer presentations at UTC Telecom 2013 from May 13-17, 2013, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. This event brings together utility communication professionals to discuss in-depth analysis on current trends, technology innovations and best practices in the utilities market. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080912/NEF020LOGO ) iDirect's senior systems engineer, Kris Jarrett, will speak on two panel discussions at the conference. He will share how implementing VSAT helps energy companies extend the smart grid to anywhere it is needed by monitoring power generation, providing communication to remote substations, backhauling smart meter data and serving as a back-up network.

The Wireless Sandbox: A Survey Of Wireless Technology For Utility Applications -- Tuesday May 14, 2013. George R. Brown Convention Center room 320 AB, from 1:00pm- 2:00pm.

Grid Automation and the Power of Satellite: A Southern California Edison Case Study -- Wednesday, May 15, 2013. George R. Brown Convention Center, room 320 AB, from 9:00am- 10:15am.

In addition, iDirect will be a gold sponsor for the conference's wireless track sessions. On Thursday, May 16, iDirect representatives will hold a morning reception called the "Texas Sunrise Party" at booth 424. There, UTC participants can hear how satellite communications can improve utility operations around the world and empower the smart grid as a whole. For more information about UTC Telecom 2013, visit http://www.utc.org/sites/UTCTELECOM2013/.

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(TM) 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.

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