SkyWave Successfully Completes Field Trials of New D+/GPRS Integrated Wireless Controller

Dec. 21, 2006 – OTTAWA, Canada – December 20, 2006 – SkyWave Mobile Communications, the worldwide leader in D+ satellite communications products and services, today announced the availability of the SureLinx™ 8100, a compact D+ and GPRS integrated wireless controller. The SureLinx 8100 combines SkyWave D+ satellite terminal technology with quad-band GPRS to enable effortless and immediate application development while maintaining the same high quality and proven dependability the industry has come to expect with SkyWave D+.

By cost-effectively leveraging the power of these two networks, the SureLinx 8100 makes it easy for solution providers to grow their top and bottom lines with new and complimentary business. SureLinx 8100 provides increased global coverage of mobile or remote assets and simplified hardware and network integration at a minimal cost.

SkyWave D+ solution providers can effortlessly extend their existing applications to include GPRS capabilities. GPRS solution providers gain access to the SkyWave D+ network as a dependable low-cost backup, maintaining visibility of valued assets traveling in and out of cellular coverage areas. The multiple interfaces, cabling and the costly complexities of integrating separate D+ and GPRS equipment are eliminated, allowing solution providers to focus on delivering new applications to the end customer faster and with fewer resources.

“We trust SkyWave D+ for our asset monitoring and control applications,” says Ricardo Imperatriz, Marketing Director for OnixSat Rastreamento de Veiculos Ltda. “And we are excited about extending our existing applications to include the new SkyWave SureLinx 8100 D+/GPRS product. We know it will work, because SkyWave D+ works.” OnixSat is one of several SkyWave customers who have successfully completed product trials with the SureLinx 8100.

The SureLinx 8100’s low power, rugged exterior, discrete size and flexible configuration is suitable for a wide range of applications requiring urban, rural and remote wireless coverage. It is ideal for land and marine mobile applications for asset monitoring, tracking and messaging.

For more information about the SureLinx 8100, visit the SkyWave website at

About SkyWave Mobile Communications Inc.
Established in 1997, SkyWave Mobile Communications is the global leader for D+ satellite communications products and services. SkyWave designs and manufactures integrated D+ satellite terminals and provides network services to enable customers with dependable, low-cost, remote management and security solutions for fixed and mobile assets. SkyWave works with a global network of over 170 solution partners who provide industry-specific expertise in over 40 countries. Solution providers trust SkyWave solutions to deliver global, cost-effective, reliable, timely and scalable D+ services. As the leading worldwide reseller of Inmarsat D+ satellite network services, SkyWave is also first in terminal sales with an installed base of over 82,000 SkyWave D+ terminals. SkyWave D+ solutions are field-tested and proven reliable for industry-specific applications including marine, land mobile, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), government and defence. SkyWave is a privately held company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit


Media Contact:

Nerissa Young
Marketing Communications Specialist
SkyWave Mobile Communications Inc.
+1 613-836-6288 ext. 363

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