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October 27th, 2011

Vizada... Mining Concerns (SATCOM)

[SatNews] The Company is driving their services into mines in Mexico...

Vizada and Mexican service provider MultiSAT have announced the companies are now offering a broad range of mobile satellite services and solutions for the Mexican mining industry. IsatPhone Link offers users a new low-cost, land-based global satellite phone service; vehicular BGAN turns any vehicle on the move into a mobile communications hub; and the Iridium Extreme™ handset with fully integrated GPS delivers critical location-based services such as online tracking and emergency SOS notification. This week MultiSAT and Vizada will be showcasing these services and solutions at the Convencion International de Mineria in Acapulco, Mexico.

“We have a strong history in providing satellite communications on land, sea and air, and we are excited to bring our expertise and the most innovative mission-critical services and solutions to the mining industry,” said Porfirio Suárez, General Director for MultiSAT. “No matter where personnel are deployed—rigs, derricks, mines or isolated exploration areas—together with Vizada, we have the solutions to match their needs.”

Through its partnership with Vizada, MultiSAT offers voice and broadband data services across multiple satellite network operators, including Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya. These services keep business-critical connections up and running for miners and mining organizations and help to increase workers’ safety with 24/7 access to voice and data services even in the most remote regions of the earth. They also enhance efficiency on site by speeding up the exploration process and enabling repairs on remote systems. MultiSAT is a Vizada SolutionsCertified Partner which enables it to sell and service the entire Vizada Solutions portfolio. This set of solutions optimizes basic broadband and IP-based connectivity services on land, at sea or in flight. Solutions include messaging, Fixed2Mobile calling, prepaid solutions and IP and networking applications.