Under the deal, Beam – a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR) based in Victoria - will promote and sell the Iridium Push-to-Talk service to both direct and indirect customers within Australia.
Beam designs, manufactures and distributes satellite and GSM voice, data, tracking terminals and accessories for the global mobile satellite market.
Beam has been contracted to provide services for the Iridium satellite-based Push-to-Talk (PTT) solution, which enables instant communication between participants located anywhere on earth. The Iridium network is available to tens, or tens of thousands of devices with the push of a single button.
Like most commercial and private trunked radio services solutions, Iridium PTT uses half-duplex communication, like a walkie-talkie, where one party talks to other participants in a group who serve as listeners.
The current PTT network works with Iridium’s existing constellation and is compatible with Iridium NEXT, the company’s next generation satellite constellation, which is scheduled to begin launching later this year and to be completed in late 2017.