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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Solution Providers: Iridium Reveals New Emergency Kit

One of several major solution providers Iridium Satellite announced yesterday that it would be making an emergency communications package that would be available to first responders and public safety agencies. This announcement comes just before the start of the hurricane season on June 1.

The Iridium package is made up of an Iridium 9505A satellite phone, solar-powered chargers and data and voice transmitters. Other options are available, including interoperability features and antennae. People are excited about Iridium’s new offering based on Iridium solution providers response during Hurricane Katrina, when landline and wireless telecommunications services were completely wiped out.

The Iridium emergency kit might be thought of as a satellite phone, but unlike other systems of its kind, it works in conjunction with all other emergency communications systems, such as UHF and VHF radios. First responders that have used Iridium in the past have said that the solution providers offered them the only line of communications that worked during the disaster and immediately afterwards.

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