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SkyWave and MCN Expand Satellite Communications Applications for Land and Sea

SkyWave Mobile Communications (SkyWave), a global provider of wireless data communications for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market, today announced that IsatData Pro satellite service is now available in China through an alliance with Beijing Marine Communication and Navigation Company (MCN). With offices throughout China, MCN will distribute IsatData Pro for applications that require dependable communication for tracking, monitoring and remote management of fixed and mobile assets.

“There is a growing need from our customers to integrate the right tools for total visibility, no matter the terrain,” said Mr. Yinlin, Vice President of MCN. “We have seen strong demand in the market for the monitoring of vessels, fuel, environment and offshore oil rigs, to name a few. We look forward to forging ahead with SkyWave to distribute IsatData Pro satellite services throughout the country.”

An operator of the Beijing Land Earth Stations (LES) in the Inmarsat satellite communications system, MCN has been an Inmarsat Distribution Partner for the past 20 years, providing a wide range of communication and navigation services including satellite communication services for maritime and fisheries, energy, construction and transportation market applications. IsatData Pro is a jointly developed service that teams SkyWave’s range of terminals with Inmarsat’s global L-band satellite network to offer the highest payload and lowest latency of any L-band satellite store-and-forward service.

SkyWave’s IsatData Pro service and products meet the increasing demand for more data in M2M applications and allows businesses to share information across diverse operations. The wide range of enhanced M2M applications include SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) communications for systems that monitor gas pipelines and oil wells, as well as communications to and from telemetry and tracking devices for transport fleet management systems.

“SkyWave is committed to supporting our partners and customers in China,” said Dan Poirier, SkyWave Senior Vice President, Operations. “The receipt of hardware approvals for IsatData Pro opens a number of new customer and application opportunities for both MCN and SkyWave, particularly with service providers delivering solutions in China that are involved with transportation on land and sea.”

SkyWave currently has customers with solution deployments in over 75 countries throughout the world and continues to expand into new regions with the addition of new channels and solution providers.

About SkyWave

SkyWave Mobile Communications is a global provider of satellite and satellite-cellular devices and services for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market. SkyWave's products provide dependable communication, tracking, monitoring and remote management of fixed and mobile assets. Over the past 16 years, SkyWave has designed, manufactured and shipped more than 700,000 Inmarsat-based satellite terminals to customers globally in the transportation, maritime, oil and gas, utilities and government sectors. For more information, please visit

About MCN

Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company is under the Ministry of Communication in China, and is the leading operator providing Inmarsat satellite services, total solutions and on-going support in China. It has more than twenty years of experience, market knowledge, and technical expertise in various market segments that include Chinese governments, China telecom operators and enterprise in various industry segments.

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