STCS Launches First iDirect DVB-S2X Network in Middle East

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Next-generation iQ Series remotes to enable high-speed connectivity and high-bandwidth applications cost-effectively and efficiently

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“We chose VT iDirect’s next-generation DVB-S2X platform for its ability to allow us to scale as we grow and offer our customers the best technology in the market today," said Yasser Z. Alotaibi, Vice President of Connectivity Services, STCS

VT iDirect, a company of VT Systems, today announced that STC Solutions Saudi Telecom Company (STCS), the leader of Information Communications Technologies (ICT) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), will launch the first iDirect DVB-S2X network in the Middle East. Utilizing VT iDirect’s iQ Series of remotes, its next-generation DVB-S2X technology will enable STCS to offer high-speed connectivity and expand its service offerings to meet the needs of high-bandwidth applications cost-effectively and efficiently. The technological move is in alignment with the digital transformation strategy that the KSA plans to realize by 2030.

The iQ Desktop remotes are designed to serve a wide range of performance scenarios and service providers can add new features on demand, based on a future-proof software-upgradeable design. This will benefit STCS’s clients across the KSA, such as users from the Government ICT and enterprises, and enhance cellular backhaul.

“Launching the first iDirect DVB-S2X network in the Middle East gives us a clear sales advantage and enables STCS to meet escalating demands for bandwidth from customers,” said Yasser Z. Alotaibi, Vice President of Connectivity Services, STCS. “We chose VT iDirect’s next-generation DVB-S2X platform for its ability to allow us to scale as we grow and offer our customers the best technology in the market today.”

“We are pleased to be a preferred technology partner to service providers like STCS, empowering them to offer their customers the best possible network experience,” said John Arnold, Vice President, Global Sales, VT iDirect. “Our DVB-S2X platform is built to deliver now and well into the future, and will enable STCS to keep pace with customer demand.”

STCS is committed to continuous improvement for our customers and embracing the future now. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the STC Group, we are the leading ICT services and solutions provider in KSA with over 1,000 employees serving customers from 35 cities within the Kingdom. We share a future vision with our customers – where the needs of society, the enhancement of education, the attainment of better citizen and customer outcomes, and safer, securer and smarter environments are not just a long term aspiration; they are achievable now. For STCS achievement thrives on finding better ways of doing things for our customers. This is the true spirit of innovation. For more information please visit http://www.stcs.com.sa.

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.

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

    Christine Hicks
    Manager, Corporate Communications
    VT Systems
    Phone:    (1) 703 399 2769
    Email:    chicks(at)vt-systems.com

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