Mobile Satellite Ventures Solidifies Interoperable Communications for Regional EMS/Trauma System in Texas.
RESTON, Va. -- Mobile Satellite Ventures LP (MSV) announced today that the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma (STRAC) is expanding its deployment of MSV satellite-based communications services to facilitate the organization's emergency response capability across its 26,000 square-mile, 22-county area of operations.
STRAC recently purchased additional MSV satellite equipment and services that support a wide range of innovative point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications solutions. The service enables region-wide push-to-talk, push-to-track and telephony services that address the needs and demands of STRAC's public safety and emergency medical response personnel.
STRAC oversees EMS/Trauma response in 22 counties throughout southwest Texas. This includes rural emergency medical services (EMS) and hospitals, and having interoperable communications with state agencies such as the Governor's Division of Emergency Management, the Texas Forest Service and the Texas Task Force-1, the state's urban search and rescue team. STRAC also oversees more than 70 EMS agencies and over 53 hospitals, including three Level 1 trauma centers.
"The satellite communications services provided via MSV are 'mission critical' to our organization's capability to communicate with hospitals and to coordinate with a myriad of emergency and public safety officials throughout our vast area of operational responsibility," said Eric Epley, executive director of STRAC. "We have found satellite dispatch radio to be cost-effective and an efficient and highly reliable means of communicating with responders and emergency care providers throughout our region."
"MSV has been delivering reliable communications services to the public safety sector for more than 10 years. We understand how satellite communications help STRAC and its various members stay in touch and serve the public," said Phil Clarke, director of Business Development for Mobile Satellite Ventures. "MSV's mobile satellite service provides STRAC consistent and readily available communications, enabling interoperability across county and state lines and to public safety agencies throughout its vast area of operations."
MSV is Redefining Wireless Communications[TM] through its development of a hybrid satellite-terrestrial communications network, based on MSV's patented ancillary terrestrial component (ATC) technology. The company expects its next-generation network will provide seamless, transparent and ubiquitous wireless coverage of the United States and Canada to conventional handsets. MSV plans to launch two of the most powerful commercial satellites ever built that will enable this network to support communications in a variety of areas including public safety, homeland security, aviation, transportation and entertainment, by providing a platform for interoperable, user-friendly and feature-rich voice and high-speed data services.
MSV is majority owned and controlled by SkyTerra Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:SKYT).
Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma
The Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council is an organization designed to facilitate the development, implementation, and operation of a comprehensive EMS and trauma care system based on accepted standards of care to decrease morbidity and mortality. STRAC is one of twenty-two Regional Advisory Councils in Texas and a component of the Texas Trauma System.
About Mobile Satellite Ventures and SkyTerra Communications, Inc.
MSV's MSAT-1 and MSAT-2 satellites deliver mobile wireless voice and data services primarily for public safety, security, fleet management and asset tracking in the U.S. and Canada. MSV is developing a hybrid satellite-terrestrial communications network, which it expects will provide seamless, transparent and ubiquitous wireless coverage of the United States and Canada to conventional handsets. MSV holds the first FCC license to provide hybrid satellite-terrestrial services. MSV plans to launch two satellites for coverage of the United States and Canada, which are expected to be among the largest and most powerful commercial satellites ever built. When completed, the network is expected to support communications in a variety of areas including public safety, homeland security, aviation, transportation and entertainment, by providing a platform for interoperable, user-friendly and feature-rich voice and high-speed data services. MSV is majority owned and controlled by SkyTerra Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:SKYT). http://www.msvlp.com
Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to plans described in this news release. Such statements generally include words such as could, can, anticipate, believe, expect, seek, pursue, proposed, potential and similar words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to uncertainties relating to the ability of SkyTerra and MSV to raise additional capital or consummate a strategic transaction or deploy the next generation system, as well as the ability of SkyTerra and MSV to execute their business plan. We assume no obligation to update or supplement such forward-looking statements.
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|Date:||Nov 13, 2007|
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