Thursday, July 4, 2013

Beam DriveDOCK Extreme provides peace of mind for emergency services in remote communities

Melbourne, Australia, July 5, 2013 -- Beam Communications Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR), provides reliable communications for emergency services in remote communities.

Australia is known for its vast land where approximately 85% of the country is considered remote and about 2.3% of the population live in remote areas. Communication has a significant impact on the population living in these communities and it is important that when natural disasters and accidents occur, emergency services can be contacted for assistance.

Michael Selfe, a local worker in far north Queensland for emergency services know that there are high risks involved living in isolated geographic locations from the impact of natural disasters and accidents occurring. He experiences firsthand how crucial it is to have reliable and efficient communication at all times and in his case satellite connection is the only option.

Be in touch at all times

Installed in Michael’s vehicle is a Beam DriveDOCK unit which provides everything you need to operate an Iridium Extreme® handset featuring handsfree voice, Bluetooth and tracking.

“Working in emergency services, I require a phone connection that is dependable and easy to use, it is not uncommon for me to travel 4-5 hours one way before turning back home. It is imperative that I stay connected, and during times when I’m away from family, it’s nice to remain in contact. Whether I use it for work, recreational or personal, it’s there for the peace of mind.” says Michael.

“A major part of my daily activity consists of being behind the wheel and traveling long distances, so having the Beam DriveDOCK allows me to make and receive calls handsfree. I have used the Iridium Extreme handset numerous times and it works better than I expected. Out here, you want to make sure that calls don’t drop out that often, I find that the usability, ease of functionality and ruggedness is exactly what I was looking for.”

Beam is a strategic manufacturer of both Inmarsat and Iridium satellite docking stations for the Iridium® 9555, Iridium Extreme, and the Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro satellite telephones.

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