Iridium Launches New Service for Extreme Customers
[Satellite TODAY 12-07-11] Iridium has made its GEOS emergency response service available to its Iridium Extreme satellite phone customers, the company announced Dec. 6.
Iridium has integrated the GEOS service into the SOS button on the Iridium Extreme at no additional cost to customers. Iridium launched the Iridium Extreme in September, an advanced, rugged satellite phone and, according to Iridium, the first to offer an SOS button.
"The GEOS service is one of the many new innovations we are delivering to partners. Iridium worked with a select group of portal providers who developed location tracking and messaging services for the launch of the Iridium Extreme. With the launch of the GEOS emergency response service, Iridium Extreme customers now have several options to manage their communications during an emergency situation. Since the SOS button is programmable, customers have the ability to use the GEOS service if their organization does not offer such a service,” Joel Thompson, Vice President, Product Management, Iridium, said in a statement.