Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 - Beam Communications
Melbourne, Australia, April 16, 2012 -- Beam Communications Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR), announces it has received certification by Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) for use of Beam’s LiteDOCK docking station for the Iridium Extreme® satellite phone. Beam is the first manufacturer in the world to receive Iridium’s official certification of a docking unit for the Iridium Extreme handset. Iridium is the operator of the world’s furthest reaching communications network.

With the release of Iridium Extreme, the toughest satellite handset ever made, Beam Communications has developed a range of next-generation docks to complement the phone’s functionality and features. The Beam LiteDOCK docking solution, the first to be approved, extends the functionality of the Iridium Extreme so that it can be used for voice, data and tracking services indoors, in-vehicles, on vessels and in other remote locations. The PotsDOCK provides features such as external GPS connectivity, the ability to use standard telephone equipment such as corded or cordless handsets, and integration with a PBX for in-building or on-vessel use. The in-vehicle unit, DriveDOCK provides a high quality, fully integrated solution with hands-free communication, GPS, Tracking and Alert Capabilities.

“Iridium communications devices and services are more vital than ever in the global communications infrastructure,” said Greg Ewert, executive vice president, global distribution channels, Iridium. “This is because of the ability of innovative partners, such as Beam, who make it possible to communicate through our network anywhere on Earth with tools that make connectivity possible where it was never before imagined. We appreciate the opportunity to act as a solutions catalyst for such forward-thinking on our partners’ part. They truly understand – and meet – the global connectivity needs of customers in endless markets around the world.”

This new Iridium Extreme docking solution by Beam has been specifically designed to meet market needs for land, sea and air applications, and will interface straight out of the box with the tracking and SOS capabilities of the Iridium Extreme handset and the Beam MyBuddy service. Beam plans to market three specific models in its docking solutions suite, including its LiteDOCK, PotsDOCK and DriveDOCK (all found at www.extreme9575.com). Based in Australia, Beam is a leading global provider of satellite docking solutions for multiple handheld satellite telephones.

Initial orders have already been received and shipping has commenced. The Iridium Extreme handset will be distributed by Telstra, AST, Satcomglobal, Infosat, KDDI, Singtel, Inmarsat and other major partners of Beam, and further substantial orders for Iridium Extreme docks are anticipated in the coming months.

“Iridium” and “Iridium Extreme” are registered trademarks of Iridium Satellite LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iridium Communications Inc.

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Beam Communications Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR); Beam Communications designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of Satellite and GSM voice, data, tracking terminals and accessories for the global telecommunications market. Through a global network of Resellers Beam 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. For more information,
www.beamcommunications.com

About World Reach Limited

World Reach Limited is an Australian publicly listed 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 is an Australian publicly listed company, owning 100% of Beam Communications Pty Ltd. For more information www.worldreach.com.au
Marie Petersson
P: +613 8588 4500
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Iridium Communications Inc.


Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ever-expanding ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. The company has a major development program underway for its next-generation network — Iridium NEXT. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit www.iridium.com.

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Beam, Iridium Extreme, Docking station, Satellite system, Litedock Extreme

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