Beam Communications gets Iridium manufacturing contract

Mulgrave, Victoria’s Beam Communications has entered a “strategic product development initiative” with US company Iridium Communications.

Beam, listed on the ASX and established in 2002 by World Reach Limited, will be the primary contractor and original equipment manufacturer for an initiative, the details of which are not being disclosed for commercial reasons.

“Beam was appointed a Value Added Manufacturer ten years ago and since this time has developed a strategic range of Iridium based accessories and terminals for the Iridium satellite network,” sais Joel Thompson, vice president of product line management for Iridium, said in a statement.

“This new initiative however is the first of its kind whereby Iridium is directly utilising Beam’s engineering and manufacturing expertise to design, develop and manufacture a new dedicated Iridium product.

The prospective launch of the product was given as “the second half of 2013” in the statement.

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