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Leading telecommunications provider honored among best medium-sized businesses based on strong financial performance and management practices

Herndon, Va., March 18, 2015VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), congratulates customer Elara Comunicaciones, a leading provider of telecommunication and technology services in Mexico and Latin America, for being named to the prestigious list of “Best Mexican Companies” sponsored by Banco Nacional de México, Deloitte and Tecnológico de Monterrey. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

Established in 2010, the Best Mexican Companies initiative recognizes high performing private, medium-sized companies, promoting best practices and standards of the Mexican business community. The judging panel is made up of a specialized team from Deloitte, along with a group of executive and vice president-level individuals from the three sponsor companies. Companies are judged based on such criteria as strong financial performance and management practices.

Elara Comunicaciones installed its first iDirect Hub in 2004. Today the telecommunications provider operates one of the largest iDirect Evolution® networks in Mexico and Latin America, enabling two-way voice, data and video services to over 6,000 satellites.

“Since 2010 the ‘Best Mexican Companies’ initiative has been an important program in recognizing the unique leadership of medium-sized businesses throughout Mexico,” said Jorge Villarreal, CEO, Elara Comunicaciones. “We are honored to be named to this prestigious list, and this award speaks volumes to the work being done, both internally and by key partners like iDirect.” 

“Elara Comunicaciones has long demonstrated the type of vision and leadership necessary to make it among the best companies in satellite,” said Rob Kilroy, Regional Vice President, Americas, VT iDirect. “Now, such qualities are on display for the entire business world to see, given this unique and prestigious honor. iDirect is very proud to be an enabling partner in helping Elara Comunicaciones enable critical enterprise connections across Mexico and Latin America.”

Elara Comunicaciones is the leading provider of telecommunication and technology services in Mexico and Latin America. In 2014 the WTA (World Teleport Association) ranked it as the first fastest growing teleport in the industry at a global level for said year, and also among the independent teleports with highest income. In 2013 the same association named them as 2nd and 19th place respectively.

VT iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology that enables our 350+partners to optimize their networks, differentiate and expand their businesses. For more than 20 years, the VT iDirect organization has focused on meeting the economic and technology challenges across the satellite industry. Today, the product portfolio, branded under the name iDirect, sets new standards in performance and efficiency, making it possible to deliver voice, video and data connectivity anywhere in the world. VT iDirect is the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer with 32% market share and is the leader in key industries including mobility, military/government and cellular backhaul. In 2007, iDirect Government was formed to better serve the U.S. government and defense communities. In 2008, iDirect Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore to enhance its value-add and responsiveness to customers in the Asia Pacific region. For more information please visit

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

Media contacts:         
Julie Bettinger
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
VT iDirect
Phone: (1) 703 648 8155
Fax:     (1) 703 648 8015

Edward Szeto
Manager, Corporate Communications
VT Systems
Phone: (1) 703 739 2610
Fax:     (1) 703 739 2611

Joanna Estrada 
Manager, Corporate Communications 
Elara Comunicaciones 
Phone: (1) 52 55 3690 0400