Beam Receives a $5 M Commitment from Telstra for Satellite Docking Stations and Iridium Handsets

Beam Communications Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR), announces it has received a commitment from Telstra to purchase a minimum of USD5.1 M of Iridium®-based satellite docking stations and product bundles over the next 12 months. The initial shipment (valued at USD1.65 M) is expected to be fulfilled by 30 June 2012, the balance being called upon as required over the 12 month period.

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Beam Extreme Satellite Docking Station

Beam Extreme Satellite Docking Station

“The new order from Telstra in the Australian market is further reinforcement of Beam's global positioning as the leading provider of handset docking stations for Iridium and Inmarsat, the world's largest satellite operators"

Melbourne, Victoria (PRWEB) May 09, 2012

With the release of Iridium Extreme®, the toughest satellite handset ever made, Beam Communications has developed and manufactured a range of next-generation docking stations to support the phone. Beam was the first company globally to receive certification from Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) for the docking solutions developed for the Iridium Extreme. Beam docking solutions extend the functionality of Iridium Extreme satellite phones so they can be used for voice, data and tracking services indoors, in-vehicles, on vessels and in other remote locations where easy or enhanced access to satellite communications is required.

“The new order from Telstra in the Australian market is further reinforcement of Beam's global positioning as the leading provider of handset docking stations for Iridium and Inmarsat, the world's largest satellite operators, said Michael Capocchi, Managing Director at World Reach and Beam Communications. “Due to our long and close relationship with Telstra we have been able to develop these products to be user friendly and reliable which is crucial for the areas where most satellite users are”

The order follows work done by Telstra and Beam to better address the communication needs of customers in the mining, transport, emergency services, relief aid, and recreational (maritime and four wheel drive) sectors. The innovative solutions that were developed comprise Beam-designed and manufactured satellite docking stations and related accessories plus the Iridium Extreme satellite handset. Telstra is using its Enterprise, Business and Government sales force, along with its extensive retail distribution network, to provide the various solutions to customers.

Beam is a strategic manufacturer of both Inmarsat and Iridium satellite docking stations for the
Iridium® 9555 satellite phone,(http://www.9555iridium.com), Iridium Extreme (http://www.9575iridium.com) and the Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro satellite telephones (http://www.isatdock.com).

For more information

Beam Communications

Michael Capocchi, Managing Director
michael(dot)capocchi(at)beamcommunications(dot)com
Phone: +61 3 8588 4501

Marie O Petersson, Senior Marketing Executive
marie(dot)opetersson(at)beamcommunications(dot)com
Phone: +61 3 8588 4564

About Beam Communications Pty Ltd
Beam Communications Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR). Beam Communications designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of Iridium and Inmarsat Satellite voice, data, tracking terminals and accessories for the global telecommunications market. Through a global network of resellers Beam’s solutions are deployed into a wide range of vertical markets including Maritime, Transport, Government, Defence, Mining, Construction, Forestry, Emergency Services, Relief Aid, Telemetry and Rural Telephony.

About World Reach Limited

World Reach Limited is an Australian publicly listed company, with strategic ownership of companies involved in the design, manufacturing and distribution of equipment, applications and services to the global needs of Information Communication & Technology markets. World Reach Limited owns 100% of Beam Communications Pty Ltd.
For more information http://www.worldreach.com.au


Contact

  • Marie Petersson
    marie.opetersson@beamcommunications.com
    +61385884500
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