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Altobridge Maritime Security Solution Honoured with Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award


Groundbreaking AM Gateway Platform™ is same Core Technology as new Aeronautical Solution for Emirates

London, 6 December, 2006 – Leading Remote Communications company, Altobridge (, accepted its 2006 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award in the field of Homeland Security for Container Applications at a ceremony last night held in London, and hosted by the world leading consulting group.

In his acceptance speech, Altobridge Director Maritime, Stephen Brunskill, told the distinguished audience of leading technological innovators, that the award had come after years of dedicated R&D, resulting in a new communications bridge across standard satellite and wireless networks meeting the unique requirements of the Aeronautical, Maritime, Remote Community and First Responder/Military markets.

The company’s pioneering multi-layered communications gateway solution — the AM Gateway Platform™— has significantly enhanced maritime security as a high-performance, cost-effective system that, in the words of an earlier F&S statement: “sucessfully bridges the communications gap between ships at sea and container transporting authorities”.

Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst, Ashwini Meena, in describing how Altobridge’s onboard network connects back to the terrestrial telecommunication network via a ship’s existing legacy satellite system cost effectively, explained that this is enabled by the unique and patented ‘On-Demand’ capability of the AM Gateway Platform.

Stephen Brunskill explained that: “The globe is almost covered by standard wireless communications and as billions of users are driving down the cost of chip sets, it makes perfect sense that the gap in security between ports should be plugged by the same cost-effective standard wireless communications as the terrestrial world has come to depend on. Our job in Altobridge was to get a solution to market that made commercial sense, and this solution removes subsidies as the only way to enhance maritime security. With our solution, standard terrestrial monitoring devices can now be used onboard, offering automatic or two-way interrogation of these devices.”

He then highlighted the success of the gateway by citing a recent announcement: “Many of you may have seen the recent news from Emirates announcing that they will be the first airline to launch standard mobile communications service onboard aircraft. The core technology at the heart of this in-flight mobile phone system is the Altobridge AM Gateway Platformä for which we are being presented with tonight’s award.”


Notes for editors

An online video demonstration of the Altobridge AM Gateway Platform™ being used for portable Emergency/First-Responder applications is available at:

Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Innovation Award is bestowed upon a company/individual that has carried out new research, which has resulted in innovation(s) that have or are expected to bring significant contributions to the industry in terms of adoption, change, and competitive posture. This award recognises the quality and depth of a company’s research and development programme, as well as the vision and risk-taking that has enabled it to undertake such an endeavour.

About Altobridge -
Altobridge, based in Kerry Technology Park, Ireland and McLean, VA, USA, is a leading provider of wireless telecommunications solutions. Its core patented AM Gateway Platform™ enables standard, cost-effective wireless service in the most remote and challenging markets. The solution has been successfully tested and deployed in the aeronautical, maritime, remote terrestrial/community and secure military/first responder communications markets. This new ‘Split Communications Architecture’ is based on standard wireless communications protocols and bridges the barriers of entry, which previously has prohibited Return on Investment from these subscriber groups.

About Frost & Sullivan -
Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company’s industry expertise integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community, by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics.

For further information contact:
Altobridge Ltd,
Kerry Technology Park,
Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Tel: +353 66 719 0210
Fax: +353 66 719 0022


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