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GEOS Emergency Response Coordination Service Available to IsatPhone 2 Users

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Inmarsat is offering all post-pay IsatPhone 2 customers free-of-charge access to GEOS Worldwide Emergency Response Coordination service.

The service takes advantage of the IsatPhone 2s one-press assistance button, located at the top of the handset. GEOS service allows customers to contact the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC), simply by pressing the assistance button.

Pressing the button triggers a message containing the users GPS co-ordinates, sent over Inmarsats global satellite network.

Once the emergency notification request is received, the response centre, staffed 24-7 and located in Houston, USA, will contact the user directly and establish the nature of the emergency. GEOS staff will then notify the appropriate authorities based in region to begin search and rescue procedures.

Increasingly, safety and security are paramount concerns amongst purchasers of satellite phones who often work in isolated or volatile areas, said Greg Ewert, President, Inmarsat Enterprise. The GEOS service is an excellent complement to the IsatPhone 2s tracking functionality, and coupled with the global reach of Inmarsats reliable satellite network, will provide a welcome peace of mind for new and existing IsatPhone 2 customers.

The service is available free-of-charge to all existing and new IsatPhone 2 post-pay customers.

Pre-pay customers can also access the service; however GEOS charges an annual fee.

Inmarsat, IsatPhone, Security

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