According to BlackBerry Cool, even the penguins will soon be able to stay connected.  Altobridge, the maritime, aeronautical and remote communications solutions company, has installed a Remote GSM Solution at Australia’s Antarctic station for its resident scientific team at “Casey” on the continent’s Baily Peninsula.

This trial service will enable the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) to experience the benefits of remote wireless communications and provides vital feedback to the Altobridge R&D team in Ireland, answering some important questions, including:

* The range of coverage of the system;
* Radio Frequency penetration into buildings and vehicles;
* The system’s potential to send out alerts, alarms, etc. – a key requirement for AAD and a vital component of Altobridge’s maritime systems offering, i.e. remote device monitoring;
* The suitability of externally-mounted components for extreme weather conditions, e.g. winter operation (-30?C).