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AST Systems provides The HALO Trust satellite communications on their sponsored Walk for Syria

On Saturday 23rd June 2018 AST Systems and Iridium provided satellite communications to The HALO Trust for their sponsored Walk for Syria. Over 250 people joined making it a truly memorable day, raising over £75,000 to keep vulnerable families safe in war-torn Syria.

The challenging 30km walk through the beautiful countryside of Dumfries & Galloway covered some of the most dramatic scenery within the UK. Starting from The HALO Trust HQ near Thornhill then taking a circular route through the remote foothills of the Lowther Hills where mobile phone signal is limited or non-existent.

Paul McCann from The HALO Trust commented; “We would like to thank AST Systems Ltd and Iridium who supplied us with 7 Iridium Extreme PTT satellite phones for the event. Their generosity enabled us to keep in contact with other members of the group, and in the event of an emergency call for help, even in the most remote parts of the walk!”

For team communications, the Iridium Extreme PTT is ruggedly engineered to support high intensity users in some of the harshest conditions, everywhere in the world. Enhanced with an intelligently designed Push-to-Talk mode, high audio loudspeaker, reinforced PTT button, and lengthy capacity battery, the easy to use Iridium Extreme PTT takes reliable, global communications to the next level.

The HALO Trust is a non-profit organization that work in 20 countries clearing debris, in particular land mines which have been left behind by war. AST has supported their programs for over 8 years by providing them with safe, reliable satellite communications when out in the field where no terrestrial communications are available.