IsatDock PRO Provides Quality Satellite Calls at the Antarctic Polar Station

Melbourne, Australia, October 9, 2012 -- Beam Communications Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR), are happy to announce a successful installation of its Inmarsat products IsatDock PRO at the Antarctic Polar Station in Russia.

The Russian Federation have 5 polar stations with operating personnel over 150-200 during research seasons. The Russian Antarctic Expedition’s main mission is executing the scientific research of Antarctic on the whole. They have many different satellite communication systems in use, such as Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro, BGAN and Iridium. The unique Antarctic landscape allows using the Inmarsat satellite equipment even at 78 - 79 latitudes.

Beam’s dealer, JSC ANTARSAT, has supplied different type of communication solutions to Antarctic for many years and Beam’s IsatDock Pro equipment that was installed and launched successfully on the Russian Polar Station. The quality of the calls was very high despite the location of the station and the severe environment. Different kinds of antennas were tested during the installation process. Voice quality was high in both cases using ISD710 Maritime Active Antenna or ISD700 Fixed Passive Antenna.

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The new solution is mainly used for service communication, for example providing communication between several Polar stations. They also need to communicate with heads and chiefs in the mainland head office as well as with families.

The IsatDock PRO is an intelligent docking station for the IsatPhone Pro, designed to support accessing voice services via Bluetooth, RJ11/POTS, handsfree speakerphone or the active privacy handset. The IsatPhone Pro handset fits securely in the dock which is also key lockable. Other features include phone charging, USB data port, inbuilt ringer antenna and power permanently connected to the dock ready for use.

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