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McQ Inc. Develops Remote Monitoring Solution For Canadian Armed Forces In Arctic

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MCLEAN, VA., September 19, 2023 – Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) is proud to announce its partner, McQ Inc., in collaboration with designer and manufacturer Barnacle Systems, has introduced a remote monitoring solution for fixed assets in the Arctic supporting the Department of National Defense and Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF). BRNKL Arctic Deploy is an innovative solution for the DND/CAF to monitor and secure ground-based assets operating remotely in the Arctic over Iridium’s weather-resilient, truly global satellite network.

An autonomous remote monitoring solution, BRNKL Arctic Deploy utilizes McQ CONNECT® advanced sensors to transmit data, including alerts and short video clips, over Iridium Certus®. The portable remote monitoring system uses McQ’s rScene® micro radar capable of vehicle and person classification, in tandem with computer-vision assisted live video streaming for motion and intruder detection.


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BRNKL Arctic Deploy includes enhanced situational awareness and improves the overall safety, security, and efficiency of remote operations. It can be deployed in disaster-affected areas, providing critical information to emergency response teams. It can also be adapted for monitoring wildlife populations, migration patterns, or environmental changes in remote locations.

“We are proud of the continued innovation by our partner McQ as they create the highest quality Iridium Certus Connected® products that provide secure and reliable video, sensor and data transmission,” says Scott Scheimreif, executive vice president, government programs, Iridium. “The BRNKL Arctic Deploy is a well-suited innovative solution for remote monitoring and communication in the most extreme environments where the DND/CAF serve.”

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Iridium® is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. In 2019, the company completed a generational upgrade of its satellite network and launched its new specialty broadband service, Iridium Certus®. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit www.iridium.com.

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