BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, January 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tesacom announces that Iridium Communications Inc. ("Iridium") has certified its new VKI maritime satellite communication system for operation on the Iridium network.
The new Tesacom VKI product provides integrated voice, data, email and vessel tracking solutions for the maritime sector, including commercial, military, fishing and recreational vessels. The satellite terminal is very easy to install and provides high-quality voice, short text messaging, email and internet access, as well as monitoring tracking and alert reporting. It can be used indoors for connection to remote staff members, and allows for a reliable communications tool in the case of an emergency or disaster.
Jose Sanchez Elia, CEO of Tesacom, said, "With Iridium's global coverage and flexible services, and Tesacom's commitment to providing its customers with the highest quality value for cost-saving solutions on the market, Tesacom VKI is the choice for anyone sailing around the world."
"The Tesacom VKI LRIT system is an excellent example of the innovative solutions being developed by our value-added partners," said Greg Ewert, executive vice president, global distribution channels, Iridium. "Partners like Tesacom are a key element in solidifying our position as market leader in mobile satellite communications."
"Tesacom is honoured to receive the Iridium certification coinciding with the Iridium Annual Partner Conference and pleased to add the Tesacom VKI solution to its extensive product line and present it today to the Iridium Service Provider Community," added Elia.
Tesacom is South America's leading provider of remote telecommunications solutions, serving more than 8,500 customers in the government, maritime, oil & gas, agriculture, first responder, mining, transportation and military markets. With offices and regulatory compliance in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, Tesacom offers a wide range of integrated communications solutions, including satellite voice & data and text messaging. The Company also offers a full range of value-added applications, including network integration, asset tracking and control, automatic vehicle location, vessel monitoring, dispatch and logistics control, and ECDIS & G-ECDIS integration for civil and military maritime applications. Tesacom provides 24x7 customer support in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Please, visit http://www.tesacom.net for more information.
About Iridium Communications Inc.
Iridium Communications Inc. (http://www.iridium.com) is the only mobile satellite service (MSS) company offering coverage over the entire globe. The Iridium constellation of low-Earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites provides critical voice and data services for areas not served by terrestrial communication networks. Iridium serves commercial markets through a worldwide network of distributors, and provides services to the U.S. Department of Defense and other U.S. and international government agencies. The company's customers represent a broad spectrum of industry, including maritime, aeronautical, government/defense, public safety, utilities, oil/gas, mining, forestry, heavy equipment and transportation. Iridium has launched a major development program for its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. The company is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A. and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbols IRDM (common stock), IRDMW ($7.00 warrants), IRDMZ ($11.50 warrants) and IRDMU (units).
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