iDirect (News - Alert) Government Technologies (iGT) has unveiled plans to increase investment in its product development engineers in an effort to speed up innovation and develop specialized market solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian agencies. The new team brings a collective 120 years of experience to the table in areas including management, digital, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and software engineering.
In particular, this team will develop next generation products for iGT, meeting demand for smaller, faster and more powerful mobile and portable devices. Such devices are becoming increasingly necessary for the specialized needs of the DoD and government as troops now rely more on technologies that allow them to communicate while on the move.
iGT’s new engineering team will research, develop, design and test products and solutions that fit this niche for both feasibility and profitability.
In the past, iGT has provided a number of services for the government and DoD. For example, in 2011, the company partnered with Integral Systems (News - Alert), a provider of integrated technology solutions for satellite communications systems, in an effort to help the U.S. Coast Guard modernize its large cutter fleet.
More recently, iGT secured a contract with the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to provide iConnex e800 satellite router boards. This SDN-Lite FoT program provides tactically deployed Special Operations Forces (SOF) users with worldwide communications connectivity.
iGT has been building its engineering base since January 2012 in order to better meet the needs of the U.S. federal government in such situations. Indeed, this focus on engineering resources will allow the company to more easily produce products based on customer feedback.
"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, in a statement.
Edited by Rich Steeves