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May 2008 – Test Your Satellite Phone Week

Last month we told you about ‘Test Your Week’, which started this past Sunday, May 25.  Since our announcement we’ve seen many other providers advocate testing during this crucial time, evidence that the industry supports this broad initiative.

Seen the recent news?  Tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, power outages.  Disasters strike any time and have repeatedly proven themselves as THE best source of during and after a disaster, when all other are inoperable or destroyed.

Now is the time to ensure your are working, not when disaster strikes and you pull them off the shelf only to discover the batteries are dead and there are no instructions.

Your participation in ’Test Your Week’ will help you avoid that challenging scenario.

So no matter what kind of you have, please….take some time to be sure they are working and your people know how to use them.  If you need help, call us.
 
At we advocate monthly satellite phone testing and training to ensure that everyone knows how to use the if needed.

The # 1 issue after disasters is people not knowing how to use their .  That can cripple your emergency operations and put lives at risk.

So be sure to participate in ’Test Your Week’ so you know how to use one of your most important emergency tools.

June 2008 – Satellite Phone Straight Talk – No Nonesense Here!

 The world is a pretty wild and wooly place; dozens if not hundreds of , and are out there, all jockeying for your attention.  And many of them will say anything to win your business.   Often times, information is incomplete, mis-leading and downright inaccurate.  Let’s be honest—from debatable claims of ‘lowest price’ to ‘best service’ there is A LOT of noise out there.  How many times have you been totally underwhelmed by what the other guys are saying or the service they provide to you?  It’s pretty staggering, really.  

 At we’ve had enough of the nonsense so we created the ; written with the sole purpose of providing thought-provoking ideas and, well, straight talk on the topic at hand.   As an objective provider of we are not beholden to any one , so we can fairly evaluate what is out there and offer truly objective commentary on the various solutions.  Other providers frequently only provide one solution so they can only speak of that solution and demerit all others.  In our opinion this is really not very helpful to you, the telecom professional or program manager who must sift through this noise and get the …..  You need clear, concise objective information to help you make good decisions.

Please go to where you will find the that will help you get to the bottom line regarding programs.

We’ve developed this site for you and want to write that will help you, so please call on us 800-826-6152

and let us know how we can be of service to you. 

February 2008 – Are you ready for Hurricane Season?

Have you or your people ever had to provide support during and after a hurricane but didn’t have the satellite communications you needed?

If you answer yes, then you know, first-hand the frustration of not being able to perform your critical tasks and job responsibilities. Let’s face it: are serious business. They bring dangerous winds, torrential rain, destructive tides and the resulting flooding. The most recently memorable hurricane is of course and while enormous category 5 storms like Katrina are not the norm, hurricanes are part of life in the coastal United States. Hurricanes happen; maybe not this year, but they happen.

Every year the Colorado State University researcher team Philip J, Klotzbach and William M. Gray issue their coming season prediction. This year they are calling for an above-average season with 13 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 intense hurricanes. Even thought there is still snow and ice on the ground, now is the time to prepare for the coming season. Click here for their full report:

The complex destructive nature of hurricanes means there are numerous ways that your normal communications will be disrupted: wind will take down cell and radio towers. Rain and flooding can wipe out landlines, switching stations and cell and radio base stations. Your entire communications could be destroyed or rendered useless. Look at history and realize that are the only truly reliable solution when all else fails. Now is the time to develop your program. Ask us how!

INMARSAT Successfully launches third I-4 satellite

service coming to Pacific and Asian regions

On August 19 , the leading provider of global mobile services confirmed the successful launch and acquisition of the third -4 satellite.

The was launched on a Proton Breeze M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:43pm BST on 18 August (4:43am 19th August, local time). ‘s tracking station in Fucino, Italy was able to track the satellite while it was still coupled to the Breeze M launch vehicle. Launch provider ILS confirmed successful spacecraft separation at 8:46am BST on 19 August.

The is the third in the I-4 constellation, concluding a decade of development and a US$1.5 billion investment. The current constellation of two

-4 s delivers mobile broadband services to 85 per cent of the world’s landmass, covering 98 per cent of the world’s population. The third I-4 will complete the global coverage for ‘s broadband services.