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Docking unit for Iridium phone launched

Beam Communications has received certification from Iridium Communications for use of Beam’s LiteDOCK docking stations with the Iridium Extreme satellite phone.

Beam says that it is the first manufacturer in the world to receive certification for a docking unit for the handset.

The range of docks extends the functionality of the Iridium Extreme so that it can be used for voice, data and tracking services on vessels and in other remote locations.

The PotsDOCK provides features such as external GPS connectivity, the ability to use standard telephone equipment such as corded or cordless handsets, and integration with a PBX for on-vessel use.

“Iridium communications devices and services are more vital than ever in the global communications infrastructure,” said Greg Ewert, executive vice president, global distribution channels, Iridium.

“This is because of the ability of innovative partners, such as Beam, who make it possible to communicate through our network anywhere on Earth with tools that make connectivity possible where it was never before imagined.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to act as a solutions catalyst for such forward-thinking on our partners’ part. They truly understand – and meet – the global connectivity needs of customers in endless markets around the world.”

Beam says that initial orders have already been received for the units and that shipping has commenced.

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