Management team launches global communications company with investment funding led by ex-Iridium chairman
A new company, EVERYWHERE Communications, Inc., has been launched to provide satellite and cellular connections for the millions of people and assets that require global connectivity for safety, security and productivity.
EVERYWHERE’s fully integrated dual-mode communications solution uses the newly launched Iridium NEXT satellite constellation and cellular networks to provide always-on connectivity everywhere on Earth, including the over 90% of the world beyond the reach of land-based wireless coverage.
“We provide vital communication links that will save lives, improve security and create productivity solutions on a global scale,” said Patrick Shay, the company’s founder and CEO. “Our solution is based on field-proven patented technology, and we have brought together a world-class team of professionals to bring it to market.”
The company’s leadership team consists of seasoned industry professionals, each with over 30 years of experience, responsible for creating over $2 billion in connected services with companies including Motorola, Nextel, Verizon, SiriusXM, Iridium, SkyBitz and DeLorme.
The lead investment partner in EVERYWHERE is Gemini Capital, founded by Dan Colussy, former chairman of Iridium Satellite. Colussy successfully purchased Iridium out of bankruptcy and rebuilt it into a global and profitable business that now serves over a million customers worldwide. Additional capital has come from other industry leaders and experts.
Colussy commented: “EVERYWHERE has all the ingredients for success – a strong team with experience and extensive relationships in this business sector, proven patented technology and a compelling value proposition for an emerging market with enormous growth potential.”
The company provides safety and productivity solutions for government, NGO and enterprise customers in vertical markets such as oil and gas, mining, construction, aviation, marine, public safety and security.
Global dual-mode communications – EVERYWHERE’s intelligent routing platform uses least-cost-routing to provide a flexible and powerful solution to control costs, optimise productivity and ensure always-on connectivity.
Worker safety – EVERYWHERE provides a vital communications lifeline to meet duty-of-care obligations and comply with lone-worker laws being adopted in many countries. The handheld devices provide two-way satellite communications via the Iridium satellite network, as well as GPS tracking and SOS communications with a customer-designated monitoring center.
Global IoT – EVERYWHERE’s solution encompasses end-to-end monitoring and management of machinery, equipment and physical assets. It supports EVERYWHERE’s own devices as well as third party devices.
Proven technology – EVERYWHERE’s solution is based on patented technology that has been deployed and used in mission-critical operations for the last 10 years. The product portfolio includes personal communication devices, asset tracking devices, smartphone apps and a central management platform. It is a multi-network, multi-device solution.