Beam receives first orders for piracy alert system

Beam receives first orders for piracy alert system

World Reach (ASX:WRR) subsidiary Beam Communications has received its first reseller orders for its new covert piracy communications system for ships.

Beam, which develops satellite and GSM voice, data and tracking terminal equipment, said it had received initial orders from two global resellers for the systems.

The company intends to start deliveries in May, and said it had received interest from some major international shipping companies.

Beam's solution is designed to work within security structures known as citadels that have been installed on vessels vulnerable to pirate attacks. Citadels are secure rooms for crewmembers to take refuge in should an attack occur.

Beam's system is designed to serve as a dedicated and secure communications line to the outside world from within these structures.

It uses a concealed antenna, secure communications terminal and battery backup, and depending on the system chosen uses either Inmarsat or Iridium satellite phones or networks.

Once the system has been activated, it will generate alert messages to a preset destination, providing tracking information supplied by a GPS antenna.

WRR shares grew 25% on Monday to $0.005.

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