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Iridium® Push-to-Talk: Excitement is Growing

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The Iridium® Push-to-Talk (PTT) solution is the world’s first global, satellite-based push-to-talk service. It enables fast, simple, and global group communications at the push of a button, enabling instant communication between participants located anywhere on earth. The solution includes the Iridium PTT service; the Iridium Command Center, the cloud-based management system where radios and talk groups are managed; and the Iridium PTT radios, including the Iridium Extreme® PTT and other devices powered by the Iridium PTT 9523 Core transceiver, which enables manufacturing partners to further expand the enterprise applications for Iridium PTT.

Iridium recently announced the first service partners for Iridium PTT. These industry-leading companies will resell the Iridium PTT service and products to military, law enforcement, search-and-rescue, mining, utility and other enterprises around the globe. These partners are quick to say just how excited they – and their customers – are about Iridium PTT.

“Our customers around the world are very interested in Iridium Push-to-Talk, particularly in Africa, where it will improve communications for homeland security, government entities and non-governmental organizations,” said Ami Schneider, vice president, mobile satellite and voice services, Gilat. “We are in the final stages of beta testing with customers, and are receiving great feedback. Our customers tell us ‘this is a game-changer for our operation’ and that the ‘advanced technology enables us to communicate in ways we couldn’t before.’ It is obvious that Iridium Push-to-Talk brings great value to their day-to-day operations.”

Iridium PTT is applicable in every corner of the globe in every industry. It goes above and beyond current satellite and terrestrial offerings, working globally, utilizing small and portable devices, through instant connections.

“The initial feedback we’ve seen from our customers around Iridium Push-to-Talk is impressive, as it fills a long-held need for truly global, reliable push-to-talk,” said Andrea Murray, director of product management at Roadpost. “In particular, our customers are impressed with the power of the Iridium Push-to-Talk Command Center, the easy and versatile set-up, dynamic talkgroup selection and monitoring, and over-the-air talkgroup programming, among others.”

Check back for more on Iridium PTT and how customers are deploying this new and innovative solution.

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