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Monday, May 14 2018 - 15:00
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Orolia Secures Asia-Pacific Search and Rescue Leadership Position with Taiwan Contract
LANHAM, Maryland, May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Orolia announced today that Taiwan has selected its McMurdo Medium-altitude 
Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) ground system to support regional search 
and rescue missions. 

With Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore equipped with 
Orolia's innovative Search and Rescue Satellite-aided Tracking (SARSAT) 
technology, the addition of Taiwan establishes Orolia as the leading provider 
of SARSAT systems in the Asia-Pacific region. Orolia's comprehensive, 
end-to-end solution will deliver the most accurate, reliable data available 
today. 

As part of the contract, Orolia will deliver a six-channel McMurdo 
Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Local User Terminal (MEOLUT) system and two 
LEO/MEOLUT single-channel systems which will function as LEOLUTs (Low-altitude 
Earth Orbit LUTs) when LEOSAR satellites are in view, and as MEOLUT channels 
for the rest of time. These two LEO/MEOLUT channels will function as fulltime 
MEOLUT channels when Cospas-Sarsat decommissions the LEOSAR system, ultimately 
providing an eight-channel MEOLUT system in Taiwan. 

This innovative Orolia solution enables customers to refresh their aging 
LEOLUTs with new hardware that also tracks MEOSAR satellites for access to more 
accurate positioning, navigation and timing data. This dual technology also 
enables customers to avoid an expensive upgrade when LEOSAR is phased out. 

The Taiwan contract also includes PRISMA MCCNet, which provides a Cospas-Sarsat 
commissionable LEO/GEO/MEO Mission Control Center. For this project, Orolia 
will supply hardware, software, installation, systems integration, testing, 
commissioning, training and program management services. 

"We're proud to bring the world's leading satellite search and rescue 
technology to Taiwan," said Paul Zweers, Orolia's VP Systems and Solutions. 
"Orolia can improve mission outcomes by reducing rescue times to a matter of 
minutes, rather than several hours."

Orolia is the global leader in MEOSAR satellite technology and the only 
provider of end-to-end solutions for search and rescue, from distress beacons 
and satellite ground infrastructure to mission control centers and rescue 
coordination centers. Orolia has installed more than half of the world's MEOSAR 
satellite ground infrastructure and manufactures 25 percent of the world's 
registered beacons. 

About Orolia 
Orolia is the world leader in resilient positioning, navigation and timing 
(PNT) solutions that improve the reliability, performance and safety of 
critical, remote or high-risk operations. With locations in more than 100 
countries, Orolia provides virtually failsafe GPS/GNSS and PNT solutions to 
support military and commercial missions worldwide. www.orolia.com 

Press Contact: 
Jennifer Hewitt 
Mobile: +1-(240)- 708-3718
jennifer.hewitt@orolia.com  

SOURCE: Orolia
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