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World Communication Introduces Portable Comms Unit For Planes

WCC's Iridium Satellite telephones, weighing only 12 Oz., give users a portable, airborne, worldwide voice link. A data kit, also offered by World Communication Center, turns the Iridium Satellite phone into a powerful airborne modem.
Chandler, - Jul 29, 2002
World Communication Center (WCC) has introducing a worldwide, portable, satellite communication system designed specifically for general aviation aircraft. By tapping into the Iridium Satellite Network, WCC can provide real-time voice or data service to any aircraft, anywhere in the world, day or night.

After a successful sponsorship by WCC in the world renowned Iditarod dog sled race, Chief Pilot John Norris stated, "The Phone works flawlessly, not only in signal strength while flying but also in clarity of communications with all parties while in flight. Plug in 'headset boxes' for cell phones that I have used in the past were barely audible by the person on the ground.

"This would usually result in the person answering hanging up because of all the static, thinking there was no one on the other end. This phone was very clear while in cruise and made communication easy. The ability to download a real-time radar image from a NOAA or FAA website on a PDA or laptop can save me more in one trip than the cost of the entire WCC Aviation kit."

Jack McCormick, an owner of a WCC Aviation unit and the director of Baja Bush Pilots, which has a membership of 1200, take groups of aircraft owners on trips to Central and South America stated, "I have been flying with a WCC Iridium phone for the past year and now consider it a critical part of my safety and flying equipment.

"Whether it is filing and opening a flight plan on my way out of Mexico, calling my FBO because of a mechanical problem, or receiving a telephone call from home reminding me to bring home shrimp, I would not be without it".

WCC's Iridium Satellite telephones, weighing only 12 Oz., give users a portable, airborne, worldwide voice link. A data kit, also offered by World Communication Center, turns the Iridium Satellite phone into a powerful airborne modem.

The WCC Aviation kit includes a low profile, FAA-approved Iridium antenna, a phone for aircraft use, cables, and connectors. A custom Interface taps your satellite phone into your aircraft intercom, allowing the pilot and or passengers to use the phone hands-free through an aviation headset.

Sam Romey, founder and President of World Communication Center, said today that the company wants to provide "A truly economical, global, two-way, real-time communication system for general aviation. This system does all that and the phone can easily be removed from the cradle when you leave the plane for total portability" Romey, who lives on a remote Island in Southeast Alaska, has to fly in a floatplane when he travels to or from his home which has no road service.

"Growing up in Alaska gave me a very keen understanding of the communications challenges that pilots face in some of the most remote and desolate areas of the world. Here in Alaska a plane is not a novelty or hobby its very often a way of life."

An Iridium Satellite phone provides real-time voice communications and data at 10,000 bps, utilizing special software compression making it possible to connect a laptop computer or a personal digital assistant (PDA) Real-time data access from the cockpit or cabin opens a whole new world of possibilities for business and pleasure travelers.

World Communications Center Headquartered in Chandler, Az., World Communication Center, Inc. is a global provider of satellite equipment and communication solutions.

Founded in 1999, WCC markets and distributes equipment and services around the world. WCC provides an elite team of global satellite sales experts via a rich network of distributors, dealers, retailers and direct sales. WCC provide 24/7 Customer Help Desk with service available to customers from the North Pole to the South Pole all day every day.

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Blue Sky Ships Low-Priced FAA Certified Iridium Satcom Solution
La Jolla - July 18, 2002
Aviation satcom solution provider Blue Sky Network announced today that it has begun shipping its latest Motorola based Iridium satellite telephone system for aircraft.



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