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October 17th, 2013

iDirect + SkyVision—Network Donated To Int'l Academy In Ghana (Business)

[SatNews] VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), has announced that SkyVision, a global IP telecommunications service provider to emerging markets, has donated an iDirect-powered satellite network for the Crossover International Academy, a K-8 school located in the village of Tongor-Attokrokpo, Ghana.

The network was implemented as part of a joint effort between iDirect and SkyVision to help the academy improve its educational offering by providing underprivileged students with online educational resources.

SkyVision’s SkyDirect VSAT service, based on the iDirect platform, was chosen to provide the service due to its proven reliable connectivity. The VSAT service enhances the way students learn and their overall education experience with Internet-based tools such as streaming video, social media, email and educational programs. For example, students can enhance reading levels by using uploaded video tutorials and online programs, such as PRO reading technology and Total Reader™.

Crossover is also leveraging the service to connect with Pegasus, its sister school in the US. The two schools can now communicate with one another via email, implement student debates over Skype and FaceTime, prepare weekly assignments and lesson plans, create online courses for the school’s staff, and organize online fundraising activities.