Elara Adds iDirect Hub for Enhanced Real-Time Data Streaming in Mexico

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New hub and teleport location will support high-speed data application for critical enterprise applications

“Our customers are increasing their reliance of satellite communications to support their core operations, and iDirect enables us to deliver the superior standard of service.” Jorge Luis Villarreal, CEO, Elara Comunicaciones

VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology and a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Elara Comunicaciones (Elara), a leading Mexican satellite provider, has equipped a new teleport with an iDirect satellite hub to support high-speed data applications. With the expanded iDirect network, Elara can raise the customer experience for mission-critical applications, delivering enhanced network availability and real-time streaming.

The new hub, located in Querétaro City, will be fully interconnected and redundant to Elara’s existing iDirect hub in Mexico City, through a Layer 2 (L2) fiber link. Live-event streaming applications such as the Metropolitan Opera and the UEFA Champions League, as well as banking and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) connectivity operations will benefit from the enhanced network support. In addition, Elara can now provide enterprise data services, including L2oS (Layer 2 over Satellite) LAN-to-LAN applications, as well as multipath multicast content.

“Elara is the first company in Mexico with two redundant teleports. Our goal is to increase network availability for critical enterprise applications and minimize weather interference,” said Jorge Luis Villarreal, CEO, Elara Comunicaciones. “Our customers are increasing their reliance of satellite communications to support their core operations, and iDirect enables us to deliver the superior standard of service.”

“Adding a new hub presents market growth opportunities for Elara, giving them more flexibility to operate over multiple satellites and harness greater capacity,” said Darren Ludington, Regional Vice President, Americas, VT iDirect. “We are pleased to help Elara strengthen their network within the Latin American region, which has led them to become a premier brand in their markets.”

VT iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable our partners worldwide to optimize their networks, differentiate their services and profitably expand their businesses. For more than 20 years, the VT iDirect organization has focused on meeting the economic and technology challenges across the satellite industry. Today, the product portfolio, branded under the name iDirect, sets new standards in performance and efficiency, making it possible to deliver voice, video and data connectivity anywhere in the world. VT iDirect is the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer and is the leader in key industries including mobility, military/government and cellular backhaul. In 2007, iDirect Government was formed to better serve the U.S. government and defense communities. For more information please visit http://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 http://www.vt-systems.com.

Elara Comunicaciones, founded in 2004, has been delivering telecommunication and technology solutions alongside the best customer experience in the Latin American market, solving communication needs for companies, through satellite connectivity in remote places with no terrestrial infrastructure and in offshore locations. Elara helps companies and government to expand their communications and hence growth; it is the only satellite provider to have 2 teleports operating in Mexico: one in Mexico City, which has been in the Top Teleport Operators Rankings of the World Teleport Association since 2012, and another in Querétaro. With over 7,500 VSATs working, Elara creates tailor-made solutions for its demanding clientele in Latin America. Elara has been diversifying its solutions to complement its offer with digital businesses, services to mobile operators and other solutions.

Media contacts:    
Julie Bettinger
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
VT iDirect
Phone:    +1 (703) 648 8155
Email:    jbettinger(at)idirect.net

Kimberly Miles
Manager, Corporate Communications
VT Systems
Phone:    +1 (703) 739 2610
Fax:    +1 (703) 739 2611
Email:     kmiles(at)vt-systems.com

Joanna Estrada
Sénior Manager, Corporate Culture and Customer Experience
Elara Comunicaciones
Phone:    +52 (55) 3690 0400
Email:    joanna.estrada(at)elara.com.mx

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