AWS to showcase GAP at Iridium Annual Partner Conference in Hawaii

A TEAM from Suffolk-based AWS will be travelling to Hawaii next month to do their bit for the UK economy.

AWS has been invited to the island of Oahu, Hawaii, to demonstrate its innovative satellite communications and tracking platform to more than 400 industry leaders at the prestigious Iridium Annual Partner Conference.

“We are extremely excited and proud to be showcasing GAP at such an important event for the satellite industr,” said Lucy Finlayson, marketing manager at AWS, which is based at Little Blakenham, near Ipswich.

“We are enthusiastic about the opportunities that will be created from extending GAP to a global audience”

The Global Alerting Platform (GAP) is a ground-breaking pay-as-you-go cloud-based communications system. It was chosen by Iridium, the global mobile satellite communications company, as the supporting platform for its market leading satellite phone, known as the Iridium Extreme.


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The GAP team has extensive experience with industry products used in some of the most dangerous and inhospitable environments where satellite communication and safety systems are essential.

Closer to home, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has recently migrated its fishing safety system to the platform.

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Peter Bradley, Staff Officer Operations - Communications and Information at RNLI, said: “The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has embraced cloud technology and is using the Global Alerting Platform for our MOB Guardian system in order to continue safeguarding fishermen’s lives with better resilience”.

Richard Prodger, technical director at AWS, added: “Our Global Alerting Platform has a proven track record in providing advanced tracking and monitoring services.

“Combined with the Iridium Extreme, it has the potential to revolutionise messaging, communication and safety for people everywhere, well beyond the reach of traditional networks.”

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