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Beam's IsatDock Pro Delivers High Quality Satellite Communications to Russia's Antarctic Polar Station

MELBOURNE, Australia- Beam Communications Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited, 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 types 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.

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, hands-free 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.

Beam is a strategic manufacturer of both Inmarsat and Iridium satellite docking stations for the Iridium 9555,, Iridium Extreme,, and the Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro satellite telephones (

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Beam Communications

Davide Carpegna, Director, European Business

Phone: +44 208 144 1405

Marie O Petersson, Senior Marketing Executive

Phone: +61 3 8588 4565

About Beam Communications Pty Ltd

Beam Communications Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited. Beam Communications designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of Iridium and Inmarsat Satellite voice, data, tracking terminals and accessories for the global telecommunications market. Through a global network of resellers Beam's solutions are deployed into a wide range of vertical markets including Maritime, Transport, Government, Defence, Mining, Construction, Forestry, Emergency Services, Relief Aid, Telemetry and Rural Telephony.

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About World Reach Limited

World Reach Limited is an Australian company with strategic ownership of companies involved in the design, manufacturing and distribution of equipment, applications and services to the global needs of Information Communication & Technology markets. World Reach Limited owns 100% of Beam Communications Pty Ltd.

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