|For Immediate Release
December 13, 2005
Time Critical Decisions, LLC acquires the Echo Flight Network adding general aviation and weather distribution expertise to their portfolio of services.
Time Critical Decisions, LLC is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of the Echo Flight Inc.’s Network and Services, a leading provider of affordable in-flight 2 way satellite communication and strategic weather distribution to general aviation.
As a Value Added Reseller of Orbcomm’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network, Time Critical Decisions has been focused on working with businesses, colleges, and entrepreneurs interested in using this network in new and different ways. From tracking hurricanes to measuring bridge tension in the remote regions of Alaska, we work with our customers to determine the correct equipment, integration, and access.
“Our acquisition of the Echo Flight Network gives us a strong position in general aviation and we hope to give Echo Flight’s customers enhanced tracking features in the near future.” John Paepcke, President and CEO said. “Additionally, Echo Flight’s experience and processes in providing location-based, strategic weather reporting to small aircraft will enhance our offering to our ever-growing marine customer base.”
“We are excited about this acquisition as Time Critical Decisions has been a great partner to Orbcomm. The Echo Flight product brings another terrific application to the TCD suite of services." Said Marc Eisenberg, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Orbcomm, LLC.
“This acquisition by Time Critical along with Orbcomm’s plans for a launch of additional satellites in 2006 will take this network to the next level as the dominate satellite system for affordable in-flight messaging and position tracking world wide.” Said Rob Kalberer President of Echo Flight, Inc.
Echo Flight services will continue to be sold under the current model and pricing by registering at www.echoflight.com. You may also contact us at www.tcdecisions.com.
About Time Critical Decisions, LLC
Time Critical Decisions (TCD) works with startup companies, research and development efforts, and companies with varying degrees of deployment requirements for communication with Orbcomm’s low-earth orbit satellite network. The company also serves the special needs customers in the areas of supply chain logistics, third party logistics operations, high value shipment anti-theft systems, vehicle/container tracking, remote location data collection and isolated equipment control. TCD is also the sole provider of the Magellan GSC100 “all in one” handheld satellite communicator providing GPS and email communication from anywhere in the world. Recently, TCD was awarded a GSA Schedule 70 contract to provide Orbcomm services and related equipment to all government agencies. www.tcdecisions.com.
Additional Contact Information
Mark Paepcke, Vice President, (443) 812-5586, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Orbcomm, LLC
ORBCOMM is a wireless telecommunications company that provides reliable, cost effective data communications services to customers around the world through its unique low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite network and global ground infrastructure. A diverse customer base, including industry leaders General Electric, Caterpillar Inc., Volvo Group, XATA, and AirIQ, uses ORBCOMM services to track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets including trucks, containers, marine vessels, locomotives, heavy machinery, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters and storage tanks anywhere in the world. For more information call 1-800-ORBCOMM or visit its Web site at www.ORBCOMM.com.