SOURCE: NovelSat

September 12, 2011 15:13 ET

iDirect and NovelSat Engage in Joint R&D Testing of Third Generation Satellite Modulation Technology, NS3™

Combination of NovelSat's NS3™ Technology and iDirect's Platform Promises Bandwidth Efficiency Boosts of Up to 37% Over DVB-S2

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - NovelSat, developers of the groundbreaking 3G-Sat modulation technology, NS3™, and VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), a world leader in satellite based IP communications technology, today announced joint R&D testing to evaluate efficiency gains of NS3™ waveform technology on iDirect's VSAT Platform.

NS3™ is a 3rd generation satellite transmission technology designed to achieve bandwidth gains over today's DVB-S2 standard. Test results showed capacity boosts of up to 37%. iDirect plans to embed NS3™ in its next-generation VSAT Platform, pending continued positive results.

"Through extensive testing of NS3™, we have realized significant efficiency gains. Since space segment costs represent a significant percentage of the VSAT system TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), our hope is that combining NS3™ with iDirect's platform may dramatically reduce TCO and enable a larger market segment to take advantage of VSAT," said David Furstenberg, co-chairman of the board at NovelSat.

"We at iDirect strive to continuously innovate our platform to help network operators grow their business," said Dave Bettinger, chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering at iDirect. "Maximizing bandwidth efficiency has always been among our top priorities, and current testing of NS3™ indicates that this will be a key innovation for iDirect to adopt."

ABOUT iDirect

iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is transforming the way the world gets and stays connected. The company's satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant connectivity for voice, video and data applications in diverse and challenging environments. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ integrates advanced technology into iDirect's portfolio of hubs, routers and network management software to address the growing complexity of deploying and managing global IP networks. With more than 15 years of global satellite communications experience, iDirect serves customers in over 50 countries through a diverse network of service provider partners, including seven of the World Teleport Association's Global Top Ten operators. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, iDirect has offices in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was set up to drive adoption of its IP-based solutions in the US 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. Please visit

ABOUT VT Systems

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


NovelSat is a high-end manufacturer of the world's most innovative, 3G-Sat ground equipment for satellite transmission, NS3™. Its robust, versatile, and elite product family for the satellite industry includes world's highest quality Modulators, Demodulators, Modems and ASIC. Please visit

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    NovelSat US:
    Wendy Simmons / Josh Kail
    Tel: +1 718 522 9873

    NovelSat Europe:
    Maria Muller / Kim Smith
    eclat Marketing
    Tel: +44 1276 486 000