Sept. 8, 2011
-- The two UK based companies have agreed to work together to create a market leading proposition for low cost two-way satellite messaging.
AST is a leading provider of satellite equipment and airtime for land and maritime, with more than 20 years’ experience in the field of satellite communications. AST markets and sells Satellite Navigation Emergency Devices, Vessel Monitoring System Devices and will add the Global Alerting Platform (GAP), a pay-as-you-go, cloud based, globally scalable system for satellite messaging, tracking and alerting by AWS to their onsat-track portfolio of products.
AWS is a leading edge software company that provides global tracking solutions for satellite communications. AWS is an Iridium LBS Preferred Portal Supplier. AWS has integrated GAP with ASTs provisioning and billing processes to provide an end to end one stop shop for satellite messaging solutions.
Both organisations are respected members in the Iridium Partner Network and members of the ProTects Alliance.
Richard Prodger, Technical Director at AWS commented, “We are delighted to be working with AST to bring this exciting new technology to market. The relationship builds on our joint work with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)”
David Davies, Director at AST Group commented: “The AWS Global Alerting Platform provides a significant value add for our customers enabling tracking and delivery of alerts for Iridium’s brand new and industry-leading Extreme handset, for which AST is delighted to be a Launch Partner’.