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The Iridium ForceTM Announcing the Launch of A Powerful New Force

Iridium ForceTM Vision Is the New Handset  called Iridium ExtremeTM

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 .

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

About Iridium Communications Inc. ( — 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.