Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 - Beam Communications
Melbourne, Australia, June 19, 2012 -- Beam Communications Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR), announces a new satellite piracy solution for Iridium-based, secure communications on board a vessel.

Beam’s new PotsDOCK Extreme Covert Piracy Solution utilizes the Iridium Extreme® satellite handset and the Beam Covert Antenna system to provide a dedicated system for a safe room or citadel on board a vessel. The system ensures that essential communications on board the vessel, such as the ability to alert authorities in the event of a piracy attack, can be maintained even if all power or communication equipment has been cut off or destroyed by pirates.

The system couples the Iridium Extreme handset and the Beam Extreme PotsDOCK to provide the captain and crew with access to voice communications, tracking and alert functionality from the system. In the event of an attack, an alert can be raised and the vessel can be tracked immediately.

“As a catalyst for the new and innovative products that our partners bring to the maritime market – especially when it comes to addressing crew safety – we admire the Beam PotsDOCK Extreme Covert Piracy solution,” said Greg Ewert, executive vice president, global distribution channels, Iridium. “It not only works everywhere off the global, reliable Iridium communications network, but it is specially designed to enable connectivity for vessels in dangerous situations.”

“Over the past 18 months we have seen an increasing demand for Beam’s piracy solutions with the total number deployed getting close to 500 units,” said Michael Capocchi, managing director, Beam Communications. “Safe and secure communication is extremely important for addressing the growing concern of piracy attacks on both commercial and leisure vessels. Beam specializes in anti-piracy communication solutions developed for the marine market and are certainly meeting these needs.”

The new PotsDOCK Extreme Covert Piracy Solution will be launched at CommunicAsia 2012 in Singapore 19-22 June (Beam’s stand no 1T2-03).

Initial orders have already been received and the new piracy solution will be distributed by all the major Beam resellers.

Beam is a strategic manufacturer of both Inmarsat and Iridium satellite products for multiple satellite phone providers. “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 Iridium and Inmarsat Satellite voice, data, tracking terminals and accessories for the global telecommunications market. Through a global network of resellers Beam’s 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 owns 100% of Beam Communications Pty Ltd.

For more information www.worldreach.com.au
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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 Communications, World Reach, Docking station, Satellite system, Communicasia 2012, maritime satellite communications, Anti piracy solution, iridium Extreme

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