RESTON, Va., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wholesale mobile satellite services provider, TerreStar Networks Inc. ("TerreStar") announced today its TerreStar™ GENUS™, the world's first integrated cellular-satellite smartphone, received a 2010 Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award from TMC.
The TerreStar GENUS is an innovative multi-mode smartphone with terrestrial wireless capability as the primary communications mode and satellite access capability as a secondary option for voice, data and messaging. Roughly the size of a deck of cards, it connects to the AT&T cellular network for terrestrial wireless connectivity, and gains satellite connectivity through the power of TerreStar-1, the world's largest commercial communications satellite. The GENUS features many technology breakthroughs for a satellite-enabled device, including a sleek design, internal satellite antenna, Wi-Fi access and full integration of standard smartphone functionality in satellite mode that enables users with one device and one phone number to gain access to expanded voice and data roaming coverage in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and up to 200 miles offshore in territorial waters.
"Satellite Spotlight is pleased to recognize the TerreStar GENUS as a recipient of the 2010 Product of the Year Award. TerreStar has proven their commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "We're proud to honor their accomplishments in the advancement of the satellite technology industry."
"From government and enterprise users to outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers, the GENUS provides the ultimate communications solution – cellular smartphone for everyday use with satellite backup capability," said Jeffrey W. Epstein, president and chief executive officer, TerreStar. "We're honored to be recognized by TMC as a Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year winner, as it marks another innovation milestone for TerreStar."
For more information on the GENUS, go to TerreStar.com and watch the "How it Works" video which highlights key differences in using the GENUS as compared to a traditional cellular-only device. Follow us on YouTube at: www.YouTube.com/TerreStar.
The Second Annual Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award winners are featured on Satellite Spotlight and published in its e-newsletter. For more information about Satellite Spotlight or any of the TMC media properties, please visit www.tmcnet.com.
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TerreStar Networks (www.terrestar.com) is re-defining mobile communications by extending the reach, reliability, and resiliency of traditional mobile networks throughout the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Offering wholesale satellite services via today's leading service providers, and the world's first and only integrated satellite-cellular smartphone, the GENUS™, TerreStar is transforming the mobile experience and enabling users to be prepared and stay connected when they need to most.
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