La Jolla, Calif., January 31, 2008 – Blue Sky Network, the global logistics solution provider for two-way linking and managing transportation assets via satellite, today announced that the number of customers and subscriber units grew by more than 60% in 2007. This strong growth was fueled by sales to large helicopter and aircraft fleets, three of which are considered the biggest sales of the industry for 2007.
Last year’s customer wins strengthened Blue Sky Network’s position in the aviation market. Rotorcraft Leasing, British Ministry of Defense and VIH Helicopters all signed on to deploy Blue Sky Network D1000C and ACH1000 kits for aircraft tracking and in-flight communication, which are seamlessly integrated with SkyRouter, Blue Sky Network’s unique, interactive and secure online asset tracking Web portal.
In addition to success within the aviation sector, Blue Sky Network continues to experience significant growth in marine and land arenas. As the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) market, led by Iridium Satellite, experiences explosive growth, Blue Sky Network has seen corresponding levels of market traction.
“Our notable successes of 2007 are proof points for the effectiveness of our products to rise to the challenges of a competitive and demanding industry,” said Jon Gilbert, president and CEO of Blue Sky Network. “Moving forward, we are expecting to continue building upon strength in aviation and new business in marine and land mobile applications.”
Blue Sky Network develops Iridium satellite-based equipment for fleet tracking and position reporting from anywhere on Earth. GPS-equipped solutions also provide telemetry data linking and access to voice and two-way message connectivity between dispatch and in-transit vehicles. All Blue Sky Network hardware includes integration with the unique SkyRouter online portal, which works with Google Earth or Blue Sky Network’s mapping solution to provide a secure, real-time view of asset locations, communications and interactive updates on all fleets.
About Blue Sky Network
Blue Sky Network is the leading provider of global logistics solutions for two-way linking and managing remote transportation assets via satellite. Using its interactive Web portal, SkyRouter, with detailed mapping and integration with Google Earth, Blue Sky Network links enterprises to personnel and assets anywhere on earth over the Iridium satellite network. Advanced data and voice products enable users to customize features including safety and event reporting. Blue Sky Network’s exceptional customer service and management team make it the perfect partner for adding true global communication to your transport network. For more information, please visit www.blueskynetwork.com.
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