22-Dec-2011 Source: Latitude Technologies
Latitude Technologies Corporation has been selected by Iridium as a LBS Preferred Portal Provider of the new Iridium Extremeâ„¢ Handset.
â€œThe ability to offer the new Iridium Extreme handset is a great addition to our line of products,â€ said Mark Insley, President of Latitude Technologies. â€œThe handset is rugged, durable and compact which will make it attractive to our customers.â€
The Iridium Extreme is made to operate in extreme environments. It is jet water, shock and dust resistant. In standby mode the battery life is up to 30 hours. In use the battery life is almost four hours. It offers the full array of voice, texting and tracking capabilities. It can be tethered to computers and also features an SOS button for emergencies.
â€œWe hope none of our customers are placed in an extreme situation where they need the SOS feature, but having this feature is a great benefit beyond standard handset features. At Latitude, we are always looking for ways to improve safety to protect the lives on those in the field using our products. We believe in optimizing every flight and every mission.â€
About Latitude Technologies
Latitude Technologies Corporation, headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, is a vertically integrated manufacturer and provider of satellite telephone, tracking, messaging, avionics, and broadband data services. The company’s SkyNode products are the most versatile and economical-to-operate aeronautical communication devices in the world and have been chosen by government, commercial, and private operators for all mission and aircraft types. Latitude provides reliable and secure aviation data and communication options for crew safety, fleet logistics, and operations and maintenance efficiency with Latitude’s Web SentinelT flight data management platform for desktops, dispatch centers, and mobile devices.