Sunday, February 21, 2016
TELSTRA STARTS SELLING IRIDIUM GO!® NATIONALLY
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 11 February 2016: Beam Communications has today announced Telstra will sell the innovative Iridium GO!® nationally from today.
Beam Communications, a wholly own subsidiary of ASX listed World Reach Limited (ASX: WWR), designed and manufactures the product under an OEM arrangement for Iridium Communications Inc.
“Powered by the world's furthest reaching network, the Iridium GO!® is a compact, rugged and portable device that provides global voice calling and SMS solutions and enhanced messaging and email capabilities through optimised apps for any Android or iOS device,” Beam Communications CEO Michael Capocchi said.
“A major benefit of the Australian designed Iridium GO!® is it enables satellite connectivity to the Iridium satellite network for mobile devices where terrestrial networks do not provide coverage or when they may become unavailable. ” Mr Capocchi said.
“Simply flip up the integrated antenna and the battery-powered unit connects quickly and automatically to the Iridium low-Earth orbit satellite constellation to extend the functionality of the mobile devices. It’s possible to connect and operate up to five devices within this area using the Iridium GO!® application on each device, “ he said.
Iridium GO!® supports a range of global communications, including: voice calling, SMS, email, social networking, photo sharing and SOS Alert and Tracking capabilities.
“I like how the Iridium GO!® can be taken anywhere.” Said Rick O’Brien from the Offroad Adventure Show. “It’s small enough to fit in a pocket and, like other Iridium devices, ruggedized to withstand rain, sand, dust and rough use. It can be carried, easily stowed in a backpack or mounted in vehicles and for use in possibly any mobile applications.”