Vislink, Globo Create New Worldwide Business Units
[Satellite Today 01-23-09] Vislink Group has created a worldwide services business unit, Vislink Services, the company announced Jan. 22.
The new business unit will work with Vislink’s newly formed news and entertainment, law enforcement and public safety and marine and energy business units to deliver technical services elements of secure communications solutions to the TV broadcast, law enforcement, public safety, defense, marine and energy markets.
Vislink Services consolidates the services resources from Advent Communications, Hernis Scan Systems, Link Research, Microwave Radio Communications and Western Technical Services.
Dan McIntyre, former general manager of Vislink Services U.S., has been appointed managing director of Vislink Services and will be located in North Billerica, Mass.
Separately, Globo announced Jan. 22 that it has also created a new business unit, Globo Mobile, which will be dedicated to its CitronGO open mobile communication service.
Globo Mobile said it will create a partnership network of major organizations in the mobile industry to position itself among the mobile divisions of major companies such as Google, Apple, Yahoo and RIM.
Costis Papadimitrakopoulos, CEO and founder of Globo, said that there are plenty of customers in the market to go around. “By 2012, over 80 per cent of the world’s population will own a mobile phone and 3.8 billion of those will have a mobile Internet connection,” said Papadimitrakopoulos. “Compare that to only 1.2 billion fixed connections and you can see the difference – the number of mobile connections looks set to rise to 5.6 billion over the next few years. The use of mobile Internet is expected to grow by more than 20 per cent in the near future and CitronGO is uniquely positioned to help consumers share this growth as it is the first solution to support any handset or service provider.”