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GMPCS Connects Bermuda Fishermen with IsatPhone Pro
GMPCS & Inmarsat sponsor Bermuda Big Game Fishing Classic. On location demos of IsatPhone Pro satellite phone voice and data services give fishermen an edge with increased safety, current weather, & peace of mind for their family & business on shore
July 13, 2011 - Pompano Beach, FL – GMPCS Personal Communications, a leading global supplier of satellite communications, has partnered with Inmarsat to sponsor the 2011 Bermuda Big Game Fishing Classic, Bermuda's largest billfish event and the centerpiece of the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship. The Classic is also a qualifying event for the IGFA Offshore World Championship.
“Each year more sport fishermen discover the edge that reliable and affordable satellite phone service gives them when they are miles from shore,” said Eric Verheylewegen, Vice President and General Manager of GMPCS. “From downloading weather and oceanographic data in real time over satellite to simply staying in touch, we’re proud that some of the vessels in this year’s Classic will access these using GMPCS service.”
GMPCS will be placing a FleetBroadband 150 on board select competing sport fishing boats. TheFleetBroadband 150 is ideally suited to sport fishing boats with single-user or small group Internet and email access requirements. GMPCS will also be providing attendees with free satellite phone calling via theIsatPhone Pro and demonstrations of broadband satellite data service using the FleetBroadband 150 on site at the hosting marina.
During the Bermuda Big Game Classic GMPCS and Inmarsat will be awarding the winner of an onsite raffle with a freeIsatPhone Pro kit with Pelican Case. The IsatPhone Pro provides a highly affordable and reliable network connection using Inmarsat global geostationary communication satellites.
Both the Isatphone Pro and FleetBroadband 150 provide increased data speeds and convenience with GMPCS Speedmail satellite email and web browsing service.
GMPCS will be providing live updates and photographs throughout the event at the GMPCS site, Blog andfacebook account . Inmarsat has launched a new “Smart Fishing” site to support the event and to highlight the benefits of satellite communications services for sport fishing at http://www.inmarsat.com/smartfishing.
About GMPCS Personal Communications
GMPCS is a leading global satellite communications provider offering total communications solutions to customers including news gathering organizations, emergency response organizations, merchant shipping fleets, fishing companies, state and federal government organizations, energy exploration and production companies, enterprise businesses, airlines and more.
GMPCS Personal Communications operates from a 15,000 square foot office and warehouse facility in Southern Florida, supplying equipment for Iridium, Inmarsat, Thuraya and Globalstar satellite service. GMPCS also has offices in Chicago, Seattle, Houston and London, and maintains an extensive network of more than 200 distribution partners operating globally throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.
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