Stratos Adapts Speakerbus Netted Voice Products for Use Via Inmarsat Mobile Satellite Systems

BETHESDA, MD, May 15 / -- Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB), the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has signed an exclusive distribution and product-development agreement with Speakerbus.

Under the agreement, Stratos will work with Speakerbus to modify Speakerbus' portfolio of netted voice products for use on Inmarsat mobile satellite systems. Stratos will then serve as the exclusive global distributor of those products for a three-year term. The modified products are expected to be commercially available by the end of this year. Stratos is the world's largest distributor of Inmarsat mobile satellite systems.

Speakerbus is firmly established as the world's premier provider of netted voice products to the financial services industry. These products provide secure audio-conferencing capabilities to closed user groups with thousands of participants.

"Speakerbus is truly alone in its capability to meet the netted communications requirements of a wide range of industries. No competitor has a comparable solution," said Stratos President and CEO Jim Parm. "Adapting those products for use on the Inmarsat platform will help us address the needs of the military, homeland defense, first responder and maritime markets. In the future, we expect to have the same opportunity to work with Speakerbus to adapt its video portfolio to satellite, as well."

Speakerbus' Managing Director Andy Wodhams said, "Stratos' global sales and support network, and its success in a variety of critical markets, makes it an ideal partner for this venture. We look forward to working with Stratos to demonstrate the ability of our netted voice products to operate on multiple mediums."

About Speakerbus
Founded in 1984, Speakerbus plc is a leading provider of high-quality voice and video communications solutions for mission-critical applications. The Company's products and services deliver broadcast-quality voice and video in real time, with instant connectivity and comprehensive management capabilities across global networks. Products and services are supported by an internationally respected service and support organization offering 24-hour backup. For more information, please visit

About Stratos
Stratos (TSX: SGB), with over a century of service, is the world's trusted leader for vital communications, offering the most powerful and extensive portfolio of remote communications products, including mobile and fixed satellite and microwave services. Stratos' more than 20,000 customers use our services on seven continents and across the world's oceans. Stratos serves U.S. and international government, military, first responder, NGO, oil and gas, industrial, maritime, aeronautical, enterprise, and media users. For more information visit

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