Stratos Selected as Master Distributor of Thrane & Thrane Products

BETHESDA, MD, and LYNGBY, Denmark, May 29 /-- Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB) and Thrane & Thrane today announced they have entered into an agreement establishing Stratos as a Master Distributor of products manufactured by Thrane & Thrane.

Stratos is the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions. Thrane & Thrane is the world's leading manufacturer of terminals and land earth stations for global mobile satellite and radio communication.

Under the agreement, Stratos will sell Thrane & Thrane's land mobile and maritime products to Stratos-appointed indirect sales channels, thus helping to bring those products to new vertical and geographic markets worldwide. Those products are ideally suited to support Inmarsat mobile satellite services that include mini-M, GAN, Fleet, BGAN and FleetBroadband.

As part of its global distribution efforts, Stratos will place special emphasis on bringing Thrane & Thrane products to Latin America and Asia. Stratos will also use its vertical marketing expertise to extend penetration of Thrane & Thrane products to the emerging local media, first responder, financial services and telemedicine markets.

"This agreement demonstrates how our global reach can help leading manufacturers penetrate important new markets," said Stratos President and CEO Jim Parm. "It also proves that Stratos is dedicated to offering its channel partners a single source for airtime and the broadest selection of remote-communications products."

Thrane & Thrane President and CEO Lars Thrane said, "End users worldwide recognize how the Thrane & Thrane name has come to represent the highest level of quality and innovation. With this new agreement, focused on hardware and value-added services, we are confident that Stratos will use its global sales and support network to bring our outstanding product line to the greatest number of markets worldwide."

About Thrane & Thrane

Thrane & Thrane is the world's leading manufacturer of terminals and land earth stations for global mobile satellite and radio communication. Since its incorporation in 1981, the Company has established a strong position within global mobile satellite services based on the Inmarsat system, and today it provides equipment for land-based, maritime and aeronautical use. The Company's communication products are sold throughout the world under the brands Thrane & Thrane, EXPLORER and SAILOR, through distributors and partners and as OEM products. The Company is listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. For more information 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

Source: Stratos Global Corporation

CONTACT: Stratos Media Contact: Sue Keith, (703) 980-9802,; Thrane & Thrane Media Contact: John Alexandersen, VP Corporate Communications, +45-39-55-88-00,

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