SATTRANS Expands Options for Handheld Satellite Communications with the New Rugged Iridium Extreme™ Satellite Phone

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SATTRANS, a strategic partner of Iridium Communications Inc., announces the launch of the new Iridium Extreme™ satellite phone. The Iridium Extreme™ works anywhere on Earth and provides the most reliable voice, data and location-based services in remote areas. It is also the most rugged satellite phone on the market with military grade durability and IP-65 rated protection for our toughest and highest usage customers. SATTRANS also announces Vehicle and Office docking solutions for the Iridium Extreme with full hands-free features, data and LBS capabilities and RJ-11 support to be available to customers in 4th Quarter 2011.

SATTRANS, a strategic partner of Iridium Communications Inc., announces the launch of the new Iridium Extreme™ satellite phone. The Iridium Extreme™ works anywhere on Earth and provides the most reliable voice, data and location-based services in remote areas. It is also the most rugged satellite phone on the market with military grade durability and IP-65 rated protection for our toughest and highest usage customers. SATTRANS also announces Vehicle and Office docking solutions for the Iridium Extreme with full hands-free features, data and LBS capabilities and RJ-11 support to be available to customers in 4th Quarter 2011.

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, 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 IP-65 ingress protection. This is the first satellite phone featuring a dedicated, two-way SEND-compliant emergency SOS button.

Iridium Extreme leads the market in its offering of Partner Online Tracking Portals, with fully integrated GPS and location-based service capabilities for web-based location identification and tracking of friends, loved ones or employees.

“Iridium pioneered the satellite phone industry more than 10 years ago with the first handheld, commercial satellite phone,” said Matt Desch, CEO, Iridium. “Together with SATTRANS, 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.”

For more information on Iridium Extreme, Iridium AxcessPoint or the products and services of Iridium partners enabled by this new vision, please visit http://www.sattransusa.com/Iridium.

About SATTRANS

SATTRANS (http://www.sattrans.com, http://www.SattransUSA.com ), established in 1999, is one of the world’s most experienced companies in the mobile satellite industry. SATTRANS is a leading manufacturer and supplier of satellite communication equipment and services. Our core business is focused on high quality solutions and equipment for use in all applications of various mobile satellite networks. With the locations in United States, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Poland and Ukraine, SATTRANS has a truly global presence, offering quick product availability and customer support to its customers around the world.

About Iridium

Iridium Communications Inc. (http://www.iridium.com) 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.

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