Beam Communications receives further Iridium GO!® order

iridium goBeam Communications designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of Thuraya, Iridium and Inmarsat Satellite voice, data, tracking terminals and accessories for the global telecommunications market. (Image source: Beam)Beam Communications Pty Ltd (Beam), a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited, has received a further order for 5,000 units of the Iridium GO!® product

“This is now the fifth order received by Beam since commercial delivery of the product commenced in mid-2014, taking the total orders for the Iridium GO!® product to 35,000 units,” said Michael Capocchi, CEO of Beam Communications.

Based on the delivery schedule outlined by Beam’s customer, the complete order will be supplied in the second half of FY’19. Beam will have the capacity to accelerate deliveries on request.

The success of the Iridium GO!® is mainly due to its capability to enable satellite connectivity to an Apple or Android smart device, via Wi-Fi. With the Iridium GO! app, users can make phone calls, send SMS, post on Twitter or activate SOS, in the event of an emergency, when configured.

Capocchi added, “The Iridium GO! allows users, such as everyday fishermen, hikers, remote travellers, off-roaders and grey nomads, to communicate over the Iridium network in remote locations where the terrestrial connection is unavailable. It’s robust, lightweight and compact design makes it easy for any user to grab and go and connect anywhere in the world.”

Charles Werb, an adventurer and publisher of Outer Edge Magazine, took the Iridium GO! with him on four expeditions to date. He said, “The ease of operation allows me to keep in touch with my ground crew, media and family whilst I have been away.”

In addition, Iridium will also be launching a new range of plans and promotional material to further enhance the promotion and success of the product for the coming years.

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