[Satellite TODAY 06-06-12] Beam Communications
has released a new satellite piracy solution for Iridium
-based, secure communications on board maritime vessels, Beam announced June 5.
The company’s new PotsDOCK Extreme Covert piracy solution utilizes Iridium’s Extreme satellite handset and the Beam Covert Antenna system to provide a dedicated system for a safe room or citadel on board a vessel. The system aims to ensure that essential communications on board the vessel can be maintained even if all power or communication equipment has been cut off or destroyed by pirates.
In the event of a pirate attack, an alert can be raised and the vessel can be tracked immediately.
“Over the past 18 months we have seen an increasing demand for Beam’s piracy solutions with the total number deployed getting close to 500 units,” Beam Communications Managing Director Michael Capocchi said in a statement. “Safe and secure communication is extremely important for addressing the growing concern of piracy attacks on both commercial and leisure vessels.”