Iridium Force Announcement

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – On September 8, 2011 Iridium conducted a live webcast announcing the launch of a powerful new force in shaping the connected experience everywhere. Iridium ForceTM is Iridium’s unique vision for using the power of the world’s furthest reaching network to bring extended and enhanced personal communications to people and organizations, everywhere.

The cornerstone of the Iridium ForceTM vision is the new handset called Iridium ExtremeTM. Capable of working in harsh environments and designed to meet MIL-810 specifications, the ExtremeTM provides the user with a long list of features and services.

Porticos was proud to provide the mechanical design of the ExtremeTM handset and several of the supporting accessories and modules; including the Iridium Core 9523 which will allow Iridium partners to create new products and services that can operate on the Iridium network.

Porticos is a partner to Iridium providing mechanical engineering support including mechanical design, engineering analysis, mechanical project management, supplier quality audits and related support.

To see an archive of the Iridium ForceTM webcast go to www.iridiumannounces.com/force .

About Porticos — Porticos, Inc. is a mechanical engineering and product development company located in Research Triangle Park, NC. Established in 2003, Porticos continues to produce innovative and effective solutions for its clients and the markets they serve. Porticos, Inc. provides mechanical design, analysis, research and development services to clients including Dell, Motorola, Raytheon, and many others. For more information on how Porticos “turns good ideas into great products,” please visit www.porticos.net

About Iridium Communications Inc. (www.iridium.com) — Iridium is the only mobile satellite service (MSS) company offering coverage over the entire globe. The Iridium constellation of low-Earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites provides critical voice and data services for areas not served by terrestrial communication networks. Iridium serves commercial markets through a worldwide network of distributors, and provides services to the U.S. Department of Defense and other U.S. and international government agencies. The Company’s customers represent a broad spectrum of industry, including maritime, aeronautical, government/defense, public safety, utilities, oil/gas, mining, forestry, heavy equipment and transportation. Iridium has launched a major development program for its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. The Company is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A. and trades on the NASDAQ Global Market.

Porticool II Nears Production

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – After several years of testing and development the Porticool II is planning the first production build early in October. All of the custom components that comprise the vest and control module have been given production approval and the long lead time components have been ordered.

The pre-production units have been demonstrated at several trade shows and onsite with specific customers since it’s unveiling at the American Society of Safety Engineers 2011 conference in June. When it is released for sale in October the Porticool II will be the “World’s lightest untethered active cooling garment” on the market; making it ideally suited for demanding applications where phase change, water cooled or portable heat pump solutions are not a viable option. Examples include HAZMAT, fire fighters, industrial (nuclear, welding, etc.) and military applications.

The Porticool technology was originally develop under a Phase 1 SBIR grant from the Department of Homeland security and is now licensed to Cool Shirt. For ordering information or to request a demonstration please contact Cool Shirt at 800-345-3176.

About Porticos — Porticos, Inc. is a mechanical engineering and product development company located in Research Triangle Park, NC. Established in 2003, Porticos continues to produce innovative and effective solutions for its clients and the markets they serve. Porticos, Inc. provides mechanical design, analysis, research and development services to clients including Dell, Motorola, Raytheon, and many others. For more information on how Porticos “turns good ideas into great products,” please visit www.porticos.net

About Cool Shirt — Since 1987, Shafer Enterprises has grown exponentially to become the world leader in personal cooling systems for surgeons, racecar drivers, football players, fire/emergency services/hazmat, military and industrial workers. Using NASA study guidelines, Cool Shirt® active cooling systems help people manage body heat in extreme environments using circulating temperature-controlled liquids.

Porticos Revised Website Announcement

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – Porticos is pleased to announce that the www.porticos.net website has just undergone its first major overhaul since its introduction. The site now sports a fresh, modern look and a more intuitive user interface. “While our original website was useful in communicating our capabilities and service offerings to existing and potential customers, it lacked some of the human elements that we feel sets Porticos apart from our competition,” explains Greg Patterson, President of Porticos. “To that point, one of the first things that people familiar with the old Porticos site will notice immediately is the extensive use of candid photos and motion.”

The new Porticos site focuses on the three main elements that set the foundation for Porticos: Experience, Innovation and Customer Service. Each element is expanded upon within the site to give the visitor a complete understanding of how these support the tag line, “We turn good ideas into great products!” Customer testimonials highlighted within the site provide a balanced compliment to the expansive technical information.

Even the portfolio page, which is by far the most popular page in the current site, has been updated. The unique “scrolling columns” format remains but the information has been expanded to include more detailed “case study” information and allow the visitor to download a hard copy if they wish.

According to Sarah McKone, the webmaster in charge of the overhaul, “The new website provides a visually exciting experience for the visitor while still communicating the wealth of technical information necessary to make the site valuable. Formatting behind the scenes will greatly improve the site’s visibility to both external and internal search engines.”

We encourage all of our readers to check out the new website and provide feedback that will be integrated into future versions as the site continues to evolve and to be updated with new information.

About Porticos — Porticos, Inc. is a mechanical engineering and product development company located in Research Triangle Park, NC. Established in 2003, Porticos continues to produce innovative and effective solutions for its clients and the markets they serve. Porticos, Inc. provides mechanical design, analysis, research and development services to clients including Dell, Motorola, Raytheon, and many others. For more information on how Porticos “turns good ideas into great products,” please visit www.porticos.net

About Sarah McKone – Sarah McKone is an independent Web Designer/Developer based in Raleigh, NC. Since 2008, Sarah has enjoyed creating websites for companies, small business, non-profits, educators, and individuals across the country who are looking for clean, modern designs. Sarah focuses on WordPress- and Drupal-based sites, creating web spaces that are so easy to update that clients with little to no web experience can add new content to their own sites. For more information about Sarah McKone’s web services, please visit www.sarahmckone.com.