Blue Oceans is proud to support "The Paul and Winter Team" in their efforts to win the 2009 Cain's Quest Challenge Endurance Race. Life long residents of Labrador West, Jason Paul and Robert Winter bring 50 years of combined experience to the challenge and have both the mental and physical stamina required to win.
The longest snowmobile race in Canada takes participants through 2,300 kms of Labrador's beautiful and rugged backcountry wilderness. Teams will navigate by GPS, experience and intuition through a variety of topography, deep snow and thick wooded areas to the finish line. The race is not for the inexperienced and requires true perseverance to complete. But with a grand prize of $62,000 and international recognition the competition is fierce and draws on a large pool of talented snowmobilers from all around the world.
Blue Oceans will be providing the duo with two Iridium 9505A handheld satellite phones. The phones will give Jason, Robert, their crew and of course their family and friends the piece of mind that they can communicate in an emergency situation. The Iridium 9505A provides superior quality and supersedes the range and reliance of cell phone or radio coverage in the remote Labrador landscape.
About Blue Oceans Satellite Systems. Inc.
Established in 2003 to pursue dynamic satellite communication opportunities in industrial markets Blue Oceans Satellite Systems provides cutting edge capabilities for vessel monitoring and scientific marine projects, vehicle tracking, surveillance/remote monitoring and personnel/asset tracking. Specializing in marine communications, Blue Oceans provides approved Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) and related services to meet the needs of commercial fisheries and professional mariners. Other markets served include offshore and onshore oil and gas production, long haul fleet management, natural resource exploration and forestry/pulp and paper.
With over 50 years combined experience in satellite and wireless product design and service Blue Oceans can supply stock products, or custom hardware and applications tailored to our clients' needs. We partnered with the most reliable satellite networks in the world to provide our customers with cost effective, value added products for the Iridium and Globalstar networks.
About Iridium Satellite, LLC
Iridium Satellite LLC is the only mobile satellite service (MSS) company offering coverage over the entire globe. The Iridium constellation of low-earth orbiting (LEO), cross-linked satellites provides critical voice and data services for areas not served by terrestrial communication networks. Iridium's subscriber growth has been driven by increasing demand for reliable, global communications. Iridium serves commercial markets through a worldwide network of hundreds of distributors, and provides services to the U.S. Department of Defense, and other U.S. and international government agencies. The company's customers represent a broad spectrum of industry, including maritime, aeronautical, government/defense, public safety, utilities, oil/gas, mining, forestry, heavy equipment and transportation. Iridium has launched a major development program for its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT, which will result in continued and new Iridium MSS offerings. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Md. and is currently privately held.