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Vizada and MultiSAT Deliver Satcom Services and Solutions for Mining Industry


October 27, 2011 - Acapulco, Mexico

Vizada, the largest independent provider of satellite network operator services, and Mexican service provider MultiSAT today announced that the companies are now offering a broad range of mobile satellite services and solutions for the Mexican mining industry. IsatPhone Link offers users a new low-cost, land-based global satellite phone service; vehicular BGAN turns any vehicle on the move into a mobile communications hub; and the Iridium Extreme™ handset with fully integrated GPS delivers critical location-based services such as online tracking and emergency SOS notification. This week MultiSAT and Vizada will be showcasing these services and solutions at the Convencion International de Mineria in Acapulco, Mexico.

"We have a strong history in providing satellite communications on land, sea and air, and we are excited to bring our expertise and the most innovative mission-critical services and solutions to the mining industry," said Porfirio Suárez, General Director for MultiSAT. "No matter where personnel are deployed -- rigs, derricks, mines or isolated exploration areas -- together with Vizada, we have the solutions to match their needs."

Through its partnership with Vizada, MultiSAT offers voice and broadband data services across multiple satellite network operators, including Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya. These services keep business-critical connections up and running for miners and mining organizations and help to increase workers' safety with 24/7 access to voice and data services even in the most remote regions of the earth. They also enhance efficiency on site by speeding up the exploration process and enabling repairs on remote systems.

"Satellite communications offers mining organizations great onsite benefits," said Fabio Alencar, Director of Latin American Sales for Vizada. "Organizations and on-the-ground personnel get an instant connection, see significant improvements in efficiency and portability, and more importantly, they can better ensure workers' safety wherever they may be."

MultiSAT is a Vizada Solutions™ Certified Partner which enables it to sell and service the entire Vizada Solutions portfolio. This set of solutions optimizes basic broadband and IP-based connectivity services on land, at sea or in flight. Solutions include messaging, Fixed2Mobile calling, prepaid solutions and IP and networking applications.

New MultiSAT/Vizada Services and Solutions

  • IsatPhone Link: Complementing the IsatPhone Pro handset introduced earlier this year, this new low-cost, land-based, global satellite phone service provides voice connectivity and circuit-switched data and messaging communications. IsatPhone Link is ideal for morale and welfare programs and can be used as a remote call center, serving as an exploration site phone or as a temporary fixed location phone for welfare calling. It can also be used for providing remote site offices with voice connectivity or serve as back up to primary communications.

  • Vehicular BGAN: Comprised of an interior terminal and discreet tracking antenna, which is mounted on the vehicle roof, Vehicular BGAN delivers voice and high-speed data connectivity while on the move. It turns any vehicle into a mobile communications hub.

  • Iridium Extreme™: The latest handset from Iridium, Iridium Extreme has fully integrated GPS to allow for location-based services such as online tracking and emergency SOS notification, ensuring the safety of personnel deployed remotely. Vizada's secure web portal enables administrators to view and monitor Iridium Extreme users in the field through the available tracking and mapping services.

Features/Benefits for Mining Industry

  • Send exploration data and reports, well diagnostics, images, and more directly to your headquarters for analysis.
  • Speed up exploration processes and better enable checks and repairs on remote installations or sites.
  • Easily set up and transport mobile satcoms.
  • Ensure workers' safety in any geography: remote mining locations, unmapped exploration areas, isolated production sites and more.

About MultiSAT
MultiSAT is a wholesale mobile and fixed satellite communications services distributor with more than 15 years of experience commercializing satellite communication services in Latin America. MultiSAT is an authorized VIZADA distributor in Mexico and has been recognized as a Vizada Solutions Certified Partner. The company is a multi-brand, multi-equipment, multi-service and multi-network satellite provider and is focused on offering connectivity, telephone and Internet services in remote areas for individuals, organizations, government and vertical industries, with hardware and services for land, sea and air applications. MultiSAT also offers satellite solutions to telephone and communication equipment distributors, as well as companies providing solution integration services, IT projects, telemetry and SCADA. www.satelitales.mx

About Vizada
Vizada is the worldwide leading independent provider of global satellite communications, with more than $700 million in 2010 revenue, and more market share on more satellite networks than any other satellite communications provider in the world. Vizada customers include commercial, military and business aircraft, merchant shipping vessels, emergency response teams, government and military units, news gathering organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Vizada offers fixed and mobile communications services using multiple satellite network operators, including: Eutelsat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Iridium, Loral, New Skies, SES Americom and Thuraya. Gateway access to these networks is made possible through the Vizada Global Teleport Network -- five state-of-the-art facilities strategically positioned around the world. Vizada also provides Vizada Solutions™, leading edge technologies for IP & networking, messaging, business tools, prepaid solutions, fixed2mobile services and secure communications. Vizada has regional centers of operation located in Washington D.C., United States for the Americas and Paris, France for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. www.vizada.com

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Media Contacts:
Catherine Melquist
Director of Land Services, Vizada
Tel +1 301 838 7762
Email: Email Contact

Porfirio Suárez Coldwell
Director General, MultiSAT
Tel: +52 (999) 948 9749
Email: Email Contact

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