iGT Expands Engineering Resources to Champion Next-Generation Defense Products and Capitalize on Market Growth

8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: iGT

iDirect Government Technologies (iGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), today announced that it is increasing its investment in product development engineers to speed innovation and develop specialized market solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian agencies. The new team, located at iGT’s headquarters here, will bring nearly 120 years of collective experience in management, digital, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and software engineering disciplines to iGT.

The team will develop next-generation products to meet demand for smaller, faster and more powerful mobile and portable devices. This suits the specialized needs of the DoD and government, where agility reigns supreme and where, increasingly, troops need technologies to communicate on the move. The engineering team will research, develop, design and test new products and solutions for their feasibility and profitability.

iGT has been building its engineering base since January 2012 when the company spun off from its parent, iDirect, in order to better serve the needs of the U.S. federal government. This investment in engineering resources puts iGT in a position to ramp up products based on customer feedback and need, and to collaborate with iDirect on engineering expertise.

“We have assembled a highly qualified engineering team which will conceptualize and bring innovations to market that are suited to meet the particular communications needs of our military and other government agency customers,” said Karl Fuchs, iGT Vice President of Technology.

About iDirect Government Technologies (iGT)

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 advanced satellite IP solutions are used for critical ISR, airborne, maritime and COTM communications to support force protection, logistics, situational awareness, 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, Virginia.