September 25, 2009 08:00 ET

SatMAX Launches Hurricane Preparedness Program Aimed at $46 Billion Satellite Ground Equipment Industry

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 25, 2009) - SatMAX Corporation (PINKSHEETS: SATM), a leading global provider of wireless, non-line-of-sight satellite communications products and services, announced a hurricane awareness marketing push, targeting first responders and emergency preparedness centers throughout the Gulf Coast region. Fort Bend County, Texas, one of the fastest growing counties in the country, has already ordered, tested, and paid for a portable SatMAX® Emergency Communications System. The proprietary, patented SatMAX® satellite communications system offers an affordable, dependable solution to help ensure constant Iridium satellite telephone communication for disaster recovery personnel in the event that land-based communications are compromised.

The SatMAX® satellite communications extender is aimed at the $46 billion worldwide market for satellite ground equipment. The Satellite Industry Association reported in its 2009 State of the Industry Report that overall revenue in the ground equipment sector grew by 34% from 2007 to 2008, making it the fastest-growing satellite industry segment ( The SatMAX® system uniquely addresses a need for which there is no other solution, indoor wireless use of Iridium-based voice and data communication devices.

"SatMAX has an unwavering commitment to supporting our global emergency response community. Due to last years' hurricane season, many first responders realize the urgent need for emergency systems that aren't dependent on traditional telecommunication connections such as landlines or cellular systems," said Ken Carlsen, Director of Technology for SatMAX. "The SatMAX Alpha product solves these problems and allows for the flexibility to be inside a building while maintaining a satellite voice or data connection."

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