CALGARY, Sept. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - INFOSAT COMMUNICATIONS LP, a strategic
partner of Iridium Communications Inc., announces the availability of
the new Iridium Extreme™ handset. This new satellite phone is the most
advanced, rugged handset on the market, with the ability to locate
users anywhere on the surface of the planet. Infosat Communications
will also make available for purchase the Iridium AxcessPoint accessory
that connects Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as smartphones, via Iridium's
"We are excited to introduce these ground breaking new products to our
customers," said Dale Gamber, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for
Infosat. "Iridium has always been the gold standard in satellite
handheld communication, and these new devices and services add even
more value for our customers working around the world." Iridium Extreme provides customers one in-hand solution for voice, data, GPS, SOS,
tracking and SMS, enabling them to make the connections that matter,
under tough conditions, to and from the furthest reaches of the planet.
Iridium Extreme is the smallest and lightest Iridium handset model ever
released. It meets stringent U.S. Department of Defense Military
Standard 810F for durability and is rich in added capabilities,
featuring the first dedicated, two-way emergency SOS button on a
Iridium Extreme leads the market with fully integrated GPS and
location-based service capabilities for web based identification and
tracking of friends, loved ones or employees.
"Iridium pioneered the satellite phone industry more than ten years ago
with the first handheld, commercial satellite phone," said Matt Desch,
CEO, Iridium. "Together with Infosat, today's launch is about more than
just a satellite phone. The innovative Iridium Extreme features a
series of industry 'firsts,' including new, powerful capabilities and
applications that work off the Iridium network, and enable devices that
are already in customers' hands."
Iridium AxcessPoint is a lightweight, portable device that connects via USB cable to an
Iridium phone (Iridium Extreme or Iridium 9555) to establish a Wi-Fi
hotspot. Iridium AxcessPoint provides Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as
smartphones, tablets and laptops, with connectivity from anywhere in
the world through Iridium, the only truly global network. Users can
begin using Iridium AxcessPoint with Blackberry and Android phones, as
well as laptops, instantly, and will be able to download the new
Iridium AxcessPoint Mail Web application to their iPhone/iPod Touch,
Windows and Mac laptops to accelerate their email and web surfing
experience over the Iridium network. For more information on Iridium
AxcessPoint, and Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web software, visit www.infosat.com.
Iridium AxcessPoint Connect is a downloadable application that turns any Windows laptop into a
global Wi-Fi hotspot when connected to an Iridium Extreme or Iridium
9555 phone, enabling compatible Wi-Fi devices to use email and
internet. The ground-breaking Iridium AxcessPoint Connect application
works with Iridium Direct Internet compression software and can be
downloaded by users free of charge at www.Iridium.com.
For more information on Iridium Extreme, Iridium AxcessPoint or the
Infosat products and services enabled by this new vision, please visit www.infosat.com/extreme.
About Infosat Communications LP
Infosat Communications LP is a full service provider of mobile satellite
communication services. As one of North America's leading providers and
integrators of satellite communication solutions, Infosat also offers
access to quality mobile satellite communications networks including
the Iridium Network. Infosat provides experience and reliability to
businesses and industries where voice and data communication are vital.
Additionally Infosat offers access to 24 Hour Customer Support via our
in-house Network Operation Center (NOC.) Service from Infosat's NOC
complements coverage which surpasses cellular and other terrestrial
modes. Please visit www.infosat.com for more information about Infosat Communications.
Iridium Communications Inc. (Iridium) is the only mobile voice and data
satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium
enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and
from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ever-expanding ecosystem
of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio
of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global
communications. The company has a major development program underway
for its next-generation network - Iridium NEXT. Iridium is
headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and trades on the NASDAQ Global
Select Market under the ticker symbols IRDM (common stock) and IRDMW
($7.00 warrants). For more information about Iridium products, services
and partner solutions, visit www.iridium.com.
SOURCE Infosat Communications, Inc.
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