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Utility and Galaxy 1 Announce Exclusive Satellite Data Integration

The Galaxy 1 integration provides global satellite data coverage in addition to cellular data communications. The Rocket’s least cost routing algorithm ensures reliable data communications coverage from anywhere while minimizing data communications costs.

CEO and co-founder Robert McKeeman is very pleased to announce the new addition to Utility’s product offering. "While cellular data coverage continues to improve, there are still large areas where there is no cellular coverage. Our exclusive relationship with Galaxy 1 provides an integrated solution for customers who need global coverage, while leveraging the lower cost of cellular data whenever possible. Galaxy 1 is a satellite data market leader, and our customers will benefit from having an integrated satellite data option. We can now provide all the benefits that Lightsquared hoped to deliver, without impacting GPS reliability."

Galaxy 1 technical director Gino Jensen sees great customer interest in a cellular data option for the Galaxy 1 product line. "The Rocket vehicle router provides patent pending 3G and 4G cellular switching capability, so it is a natural fit for switching with our L-band satellite data service (up to 464Kb/s throughputs). The Rocket vehicle area network provides GPS position reporting, makes the vehicle a WiFi hot spot, integrates with the vehicle engine diagnostics, and reads active RFID tags. Our satellite data makes these vehicle area network functions available to our customers on a real time basis from anywhere in the world on a very cost effective basis."

Utility and Galaxy 1 will market each other’s products and services, and provide extensive software as a service and on-going support for reliable field data communications around the world. Utility and Galaxy 1 products and services are available from resellers such as CDW and Insight, as well as a number of Public Safety videocam vendors who partner with Utility to provide ultra-fast upload of videocam data from vehicles to authorized access points with a secure chain of custody.

About Galaxy 1 Communications

Galaxy1 Communications is an independent satellite communications service provider company that combines in-depth understanding of the news-gathering, oil & gas, utility, and global NGOs with products and solutions to provide a highly flexible, responsive and personalized service anywhere in the world. CNN, NPR, CBS, USA Today, Washington Post, the United Nations, Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, UPS, Bechtel, SAIC, BP, Shell, Chevron, PG&E, and Avista all use Galaxy 1 to meet their global communications needs.

Galaxy 1 has offices in Amsterdam, Dallas, and Fort Lauderdale, and has extensive expertise in INMARSAT and Ku/C band satellite data operations, services innovation, and satellite billing and cost management. For more information, visit

About Utility, Inc.

Utility, Inc. develops and manufactures a combination of vehicle wireless routers and an AVL / Vehicle Diagnostics / RFID tag software as a service that allows First Responders and Utilities to effectively command, control and support mobile field operations. Utility delivers real-time information about virtually any mobile asset, providing a unified operating picture for safely locating, tracking and managing all aspects of mobile field operations. Unlike other single function products that provide one facet of mobile asset management, Utility brings it all together into one cost-effective, enterprise-wide solution showing the location and status of everything from tools to vehicles to personnel. First Responder customers such as Conyers Police, Fort Myers Fire, Gainesville Fire, Marietta Police and Fire, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, and St. James Parish EMS, San Antonio Police and Fire, Spring Hill Fire and Rescue, and many other First Responders are able to reduce response times and improve officer safety with the Utility solution. Leading utilities such as Allegheny Power, Atlanta Gas Light, Bangor Hydro, Con Edison, Georgia Power, Oncor, Snapping Shoals EMC, Westar, and many other utilities achieve payback in months while increasing field crew safety, productivity, and customer service with Utility hardware and software.

Utility’s Rockets 4G cellular vehicle wireless routers are engineered, designed, assembled, and tested in Tucker, Georgia, USA. Utility has Patents pending for automatic switching between 3G and 4G, Access Point load balancing, and other situational awareness IP. The AVaiL and DataSync software as a service is developed and supported at the company headquarters in Tucker, Georgia, USA and is hosted at secure data centers in metro Atlanta and Wisconsin USA. Utility is venture capital backed by Braemar Energy Ventures and Lighthouse Capital Partners. For more information, visit

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