OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 31, 2012) - C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSX VENTURE:CMI) the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, today announced the opening of its first service center in Argentina, in cooperation with Buenos Aires based integrator Telespazio Argentina S.A.
The Telespazio Argentina operated, C-COM authorised service center will provide local maintenance and support for the C-COM manufactured iNetVu® mobile antennas to Argentine customers. In order to obtain the authorisation, Telespazio Argentina technicians have completed theoretical and practical training courses for professional troubleshooting and maintenance of the iNetVu® mobile antenna systems.
"Telespazio Argentina is one of the largest resellers of the iNetVu® mobile satellite antenna systems in South America with a significant installed base of corporate and government customers. The repair center, staffed with experienced, C-COM trained Telespazio Argentina technicians stocked with readily available spare parts, will make it possible to deliver high quality and timely support to customers in Argentina." said Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
"The establishment of this service center will provide Telespazio Argentina the advantages of being able to offer iNetVu® mobile customers in Argentina with access to a highly trained and experienced bilingual support team capable of delivering 24/7 technical support. Also by having a local supply of original spare parts equipment downtime will be significantly reduced." said Paul Recalt, Director of Network and Connectivity Business Unit, Telespazio Argentina.
"This certification extends the ability of Telespazio Argentina, which owns and operates one of the most advanced teleports in the region to dramatically improve its service offering to over 100 mobile customers such as government agencies, oil and gas companies, mining and exploration firms and others spread over 3 million square kilometers of Argentina who depend on the availability of reliable satellite communications."
About C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. is a leader in the development and deployment of commercial grade mobile satellite-based technology for the delivery of two-way high-speed Internet, VoIP and Video services into vehicles. C-COM has developed a unique proprietary Mobile auto-deploying (iNetVu®) antenna that allows the delivery of high-speed satellite based Internet services into vehicles while stationary virtually anywhere where one can drive. The iNetVu® Mobile antennas have also been adapted to be airline checkable and easily transportable. The company's satellite-based products and services deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions for both fixed and mobile applications throughout the world. More information is available at: www.c-comsat.com
About Telespazio Aregntina
Telespazio Argentina, a subsidiary of Telespazio S.p.A., operates in Argentina since 1994. The company is leader in the supply of satellite services in Latin America, especially in the field of Telecommunications, Earth Observation and space programs. The principal infrastructure of the enterprise is composed by one active ground station located in Buenos Aires, a complete data center, a center of cartographic production and the commercial and administrative headquarters. Telespazio Argentina takes part in relevant space development programs, such as Cosmo-Skymed and Galileo (Celeste and Gacela projects). Furthermore, the company collaborates with the European Space Agency (ESA) on projects set in Argentina. For additional information please visit www.telespazio.com.ar
iNetVu® is a registered trademark of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.