Satnews Daily
November 14th, 2014

VSAT @ 6,000 Meters Above Sea Level... iDirect Conquers Everest

[SatNews] VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), has announced that the iDirect Asia Pte Ltd team has partnered with Mercantile Communications Pvt Ltd to deliver VSAT communications to Mount Everest.

This is a significant milestone in that it is delivering high-speed, reliable connectivity more than 6,000 meters above sea level. Throughout the location's history, more than 5,000 climbers and trekkers have embarked on the climb of Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Now VSAT becomes part of this storied history by providing the high-speed Internet connectivity and voice services that allow these expeditionists to stay in constant contact with loved ones and rescue teams as they make their incredible journey. VSAT has already displayed its unique capabilities in allowing international media teams to remain connected and deliver accurate and timely content.

The use of VSAT communications also provides massive benefits to local communities and businesses. Hotels, lodges, shops, Internet cafes, bakeries and other businesses will leverage high-speed connectivity to improve both operational efficiency and overall customer experience.

Mercantile Communications Pvt Ltd uses the iDirect platform coupled with a portfolio of iDirect Evolution X1 and X3 remotes, which will be installed at the Mount Everest base camp. These remotes are the ideal fit to meet the challenges that come with enabling reliable communications amid harsh conditions, which include the combination of extreme cold, moisture, high winds and icing conditions.

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