Stratos Introduces Online Management for Iridium Prepaid Phone Services

--Stratos Dashboard for Iridium now available for both postpaid and prepaid options--

Bethesda, Maryland (September 21, 2009) - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced that its Iridium phone service customers now can conveniently manage their prepaid services via the online Stratos Dashboard application.

With Stratos Dashboard for Iridium, customers can activate, deactivate and reactive their Iridium postpaid, Short Burst Data services - and now also prepaid - online. Customers can order and reload prepaid vouchers, as well as view traffic data for all their prepaid SIM cards. This provides Stratos Iridium customers with full control of their Iridium services and eliminates the time-consuming process of completing and submitting forms.

In 2007, Stratos became the first company to offer its customers the option to instantly provision their Iridium postpaid phone service online via a direct interface with Iridium provisioning systems. Showing a commitment to continual development, Iridium OpenPort is expected to become available in Stratos Dashboard for Iridium later this year.

Access and usage of Stratos Dashboard for Iridium is free to Stratos partners and end users. Stratos' Iridium customers can become familiar with Stratos Dashboard via an e-learning module which now also includes prepaid. The module offers users a self-paced overview of the capabilities and set up of Stratos Dashboard for Iridium.

The Stratos Dashboards are the foundation of The Stratos Advantage, a suite of value-added services utilized by thousands of Stratos customers. The Stratos Advantage services are used to manage Iridium mobile satellite offerings. The Stratos Advantage services also elevate BGAN from Stratos, FleetBroadband from Stratos and SwiftBroadband from Stratos far above baseline offerings. These convenient applications provide users with cost control, firewall management, full traffic information, pre-paid facilities, high security options, easy VPN access, messaging services and full IP range.

"The Stratos Dashboards have proven to be an invaluable tool for our customers across all platforms. With its intuitive graphical interface, both new and experienced users can easily provision service and control costs," said Ian Canning, Stratos vice president, marketing & product management. He added, "By working closely with Iridium Satellite to develop Stratos Dashboard for Iridium Prepaid, we ensure that our customers receive the greatest possible benefit from their global phone service."

Stratos channel partners and end users can learn more about Stratos Dashboard for Iridium Prepaid by visiting or contacting their Account Manager.

About Stratos
Stratos is the world's trusted leader for vital communications. Stratos offers the most powerful and extensive portfolio of remote communications solutions including mobile and fixed satellite and microwave services. More than 20,000 customers use Stratos products and industry-leading value-added services to optimize communications performance. Stratos serves U.S. and international government, military, first responder, NGO, oil and gas, industrial, maritime, aeronautical, enterprise, and media users on seven continents and across the world's oceans. For more information visit

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Carla Riggs
Director, Corporate Communications
+1 709 748 4857