Iridium Partner ZOLEO introduces Progressive SOS Feature and expands distribution to Europe

Zoleo Progressive SOS Feature

June 27, 2022

Iridium Communications Inc. is proud to share that the award-winning ZOLEO® global satellite communicator, a joint venture between Iridium partners Beam Communication Pty. Ltd. and Roadpost Inc., has expanded distribution into Europe and added a first-of-its-kind progressive SOS feature.

The new availability in Europe follows the ZOLEO’s notable market success in Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. The device, featuring the first consumer-focused messaging solution of its kind that transitions between cellular, Wi-Fi, and Iridium® satellite network connectivity, is now available in Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom, with plans for continued expansion in Europe.

Ideal for those who live on the fringe of mobile coverage or travel beyond its reach for work or recreation, the ZOLEO extends a user’s smartphone connectivity to everywhere on Earth. The device’s new progressive SOS feature provides users with an additional measure of reassurance in an emergency, with continuous updates displayed via the ZOLEO app as an SOS incident progresses. Upon activating an SOS alert, ZOLEO users receive ongoing status updates and can exchange messages with the emergency response coordination center.

“While emergency situations can be frightening, ZOLEO users have the peace of mind knowing they can send out an SOS, communicate in real-time with rescue agencies and receive constant updates, no matter where they are,” says Bryan Hartin, Executive Vice President, Iridium. “ZOLEO offers an innovative, reliable, and affordable way for people to stay connected. It’s no surprise there’s an increased demand for the device around the world, and we look forward to watching it grow.”

A copy of the full announcements from ZOLEO Inc. can be found here.

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