SOURCE: Vizada


July 08, 2010 10:50 ET

Vizada Places Inmarsat's First Commercial Order for IsatPhone Pro

Service Providers Depending on Vizada to Pretest Phones Prior to Order Delivery

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - July 8, 2010) -  Vizada, the largest independent provider of mobile satellite services, today learned from Inmarsat that theirs was the first order received for a supply of the new IsatPhone Pro handset. Vizada has received orders from over 50 service providers eager to get phones in the hands of users all over the world. The company is working closely with Inmarsat as it takes delivery of the first of many shipments of handsets and begins the fulfillment process for more than 2500 pre-ordered devices. To ensure consistent and high product quality, Vizada's Technical Support and Logistics Teams will pretest phones prior to shipment during the initial product roll out phase. 

"Our Partners know they can rely on Vizada to distribute first-rate products and services, even new to market products such as the IsatPhone Pro," said Bob Baker, President and COO, Vizada Americas. "To deliver on that promise to Service Providers, we recently moved our Logistics Center to Rockville, Maryland to co-locate fulfillment with our technical support team in Vizada Americas' regional headquarters office outside Washington, DC." 

"It is absolutely critical that we can immediately place these phones into the hands of end users for hurricane response situations and other emergency deployments, and we can do that with the utmost confidence because of Vizada's thorough testing and commitment to support," said Kate Lauther of Mackay Communications. "When you are bringing a brand new product to market, you need a partner like Vizada to ensure you exceed your customer's expectations. Beyond the technical expertise, Vizada also made sure our team was ready with in-depth training and marketing support."

Vizada took a unique approach to this launch from other Distribution Partners, leveraging its deep technical resources to ensure that each new handset has the latest firmware and integrating its technical and fulfillment capabilities to provide efficient distribution. Additionally, Vizada delivered activation training to its service providers on The Source, the company's tightly integrated platform which allows service providers to self-provision, monitor and control service usage, devices and budget.

"In addition to the technical and operational support we've provided for this launch, our broad range of value-added Vizada Solutions are very attractive to service providers and end users," said Bo Norton, Vice President of Government Sales, Vizada. "Solutions such as Satellite Direct and our Universal Card prepaid offering provide additional flexibility and functionality to the IsatPhone Pro."

The strong market traction highlights the intense interest in this new device especially when coupled with the comprehensive package of value-added solutions offered only by Vizada.

For more information about the IsatPhone Pro or about Vizada Solutions visit Vizada Partners should consult

Vizada is the worldwide leading independent provider of global satellite communications, with more than $700 million in 2009 revenue, and more market share on more satellite networks than any other satellite communications provider in the world. Vizada customers include commercial, military and business aircraft, merchant shipping vessels, emergency response teams, government and military units, news gathering organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Vizada offers fixed and mobile communications services using multiple satellite network operators, including Eutelsat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Iridium, Loral, New Skies, SES Americom and Thuraya. Gateway access to these networks is made possible through the Vizada Global Teleport -- five state-of-the-art facilities strategically positioned around the world. Vizada also provides Vizada Solutions, leading edge technologies for IP & networking, messaging, business tools, prepaid solutions, fixed2mobile services and secure communications. Vizada has regional centers of operation located in Washington DC, United States for the Americas and Paris, France for Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia.

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