Porticos, Inc. Provides Engineering Support to Iridium

[Jan 10, 2011 9:26 AM ]

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Porticos, Inc. Porticos, Inc. announced today that it is entering into its second year of providing mechanical engineering support to Iridium. Porticos activities include mechanical design, engineering analysis, mechanical project management, supplier quality audits and related support.

“Working with Iridium has been very rewarding,” said Kevin Carpenter, Chief Engineer at Porticos.  “Their products are sophisticated enough to require real innovation.  The range includes extremely compact transceivers, robust handheld devices, and much larger appliances mounted on ocean-going vessels.  It is truly a privilege to contribute engineering expertise to programs that are so novel and relevant.”

“We chose Porticos because of their experience in designing consumer, industrial and military wireless products and their reputation for providing superior customer service,” explained Conrad Geibel, VP of Product Engineering at Iridium. “The innovation and level of support we have received has exceeded our expectations.”

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. — 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.

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