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April 26th, 2010

ProTECTS Alliance... Two-Way All The Way...

The ProTECTS Alliance (Promotion of Two-way Emergency Communication and Tracking Systems) is gaining momentum in its efforts to drive the two-way satellite tracking and messaging technologies. To further its cause, the ProTECTS Alliance will hold its next meeting on May 17, 2010 in San Diego, California, the week of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) Annual Assembly Meeting.

The Alliance addresses significant issues affecting the suppliers and users of two-way personal location, messaging and emergency communication devices. It also interfaces with the global search-and-rescue (SAR) community. In addition, The Alliance seeks to create and sustain awareness around the need for the highest possible standards for satellite-based global SAR communication tools. The ProTECTS Alliance serves as a bridge between standard-writing organizations and companies designing and launching new services. There are more than 40 members of the ProTECTS Alliance.

ProTECTS Alliance membership is open to mobile satellite companies, service providers, product developers, manufacturers, system integrators, network operators, resellers, distributors, retailers, users, consultants, SAR organizations, first responders, trade associations, national and international regulatory bodies and non-governmental organizations (NGO). Iridium serves as a facilitator for the ProTECTS Alliance, hosts meetings and distributes related information. Companies and organizations interested in membership and attending the ProTECTS Alliance meeting should contact protectsalliance@iridium.com or visit www.protectsalliance.com for more information.