SOURCE: iDirect Government Technologies
HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) - The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is using L-3 GCS Hawkeye™ III Lite 1.2M and Hawkeye III™ 2.0M VSAT terminals equipped with iConnex e800 satellite router boards from iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) to support the Special Operations Forces Deployable Node-Family of Terminals (SDN-Lite FoT) program.
The iGT iConnex boards are smaller in size and support data, voice and video connectivity in highly mobile military applications, including mobile platforms carried by forward-deployed troops. The iConnex boards feature high-speed data transmission, increased bandwidth capacity and higher network availability.
"We are pleased to partner with L-3 GCS on the SDN-Lite FoT program, providing our troops access to one of the most advanced and secure satellite communications networks available," said John Ratigan, iGT President.
Bob Jacobson, President of L-3 GCS, added, "iGT and L-3 GCS continue to have a winning relationship and a common goal of developing high-quality, leading-edge satellite communications technologies for our troops."
About iDirect Government Technologies
iDirect Government Technologies (iGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect, Inc., delivers secure satellite-based voice, video and data applications with anytime and anywhere connectivity in the air, at sea and on land. iGT's satellite IP solutions are used for critical communications, ranging from force protection, logistics and situational awareness to disaster recovery and emergency response. Building on more than 15 years of global satellite communications experience, iGT provides the most bandwidth-efficient, scalable and highly secure platform to meet specialized applications of multiple federal, state and local government agencies, including the Department of Defense, both domestically and abroad. iGT is headquartered in Herndon, Va. For more information, please visit http://www.idirectgt.com/.