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Roadpost taps mobile market

Roadpost is targetting the mobile user with the upcoming launch of Inmarsat’s BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) satellite service. This new network, will enable the delivery of broadband data to remote locations over satellite.

Inmarsat’s BGAN will provide both voice and broadband data simultaneously through portable devices on a global basis. BGAN will be initially accessible in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Coverage for North and South America is planned for mid 2006.

Morris Shawn, president and CEO of Roadpost, says, “We are very excited about the launch of Inmarsat’s BGAN service in December, and I can assure our customers that Roadpost will be among the first to offer a selection of terminals and affordable subscription packages that can be tailored to suit individual customer needs. We are ready to hit the ground running. We have long been leaders in global communications for the mobile worker and BGAN is definitely a service that is geared to the types of customers we serve.”

Roadpost plans to offer a wide variety of terminals with varying data transmission speeds and robustness, depending on environmental and transmission requirements. Terminals are available for single users or small teams, and can be configured to accommodate WiFi, BlueTooth, Ethernet and more. BGAN supports the latest IP services, as well as traditional circuit-switched, voice and data; and can integrate seamlessly with corporate networks.

Shawn adds: “While standard offices are used to broadband, it’s never been available in the field. With BGAN, users can send voice, photos, video images and data from virtually any location in the world. A BGAN terminal can be connected to a laptop, server or WiFi router so remote users can easily create a network - even if they’re in the middle of the desert.”