OCENS Press Release: NEW OCENS OneMessage provides Private and Personal Messaging through Satellite

NEWS – For Immediate Release

OCENS Inc., Seattle WA
Media Contacts: Jeff Thomassen, 206.878.8270, jeff@ocens.com

NEW OCENS OneMessage provides Private and Personal Messaging through Satellite

OneMessage available now for iOS and Android smartphones & tablets

SEATTLE, WA February 8, 2016 – OCENS today announces the release of its OneMessage personal messaging service for satellite users. OneMessage is the first satellite messaging app which allows private, real-­‐person to real-­‐person communication through texting. Furthermore, OneMessage brings state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art messaging to the satellite user without the heavy overhead of the popular network-­‐based messaging services.

Imagine texting family news to your daughter away at college without knowing whether she’ll receive it or simply the first person who happens to be on the dorm wifi when that message arrives. Or receiving a text from somebody without any means to really know who that somebody is. In today’s world of satellite messaging, no imagination is necessary. These issues are reality. But OneMessage changes all this by evolving satellite messaging to allow individuals to send and receive texts to other individuals firm in the knowledge that those friends or family and only those friends or family will receive the message. OneMessage also allows you to communicate with your OneMessage friends using satellite phones without the need costly international texting plans or rates.

From the perspective of the remote satellite user, received messages to a shared satellite device are received and read only by you in your OneMessage app. You immediately know who messaged you and can safely and securely reply just to them. Unlike other satellite messaging apps which can send only one message at a time, OneMessage supports multiple threads with each individual thread held in the app until you are ready to reach out and tap into your satellite device. Threads are then compressed together and snapped through your satellite connection before being parsed by the OneMessage servers off to their respective destinations. On devices like the Iridium GO! all this takes place using OneMessage without you having to even log into the device. A tiny amount of satellite bandwidth is occupied by OneMessage to process your threads.

“We wanted to create an experience bringing the satellite ‘messager’ as close to the messaging expectations of their connected life at home or work as possible,” stated Development Lead Scott Johnson. “OneMessage wraps the realities of the satellite world into a package personalizing the messaging relationship between its users.”

OneMessage is compatible with the Iridium GO!, other Iridium and Inmarsat handheld phones and docks as well as MSAT terminals through the OCENS Sidekick satellite wifi router, and makes two-­‐way messaging finally possible through the Globalstar network. It, of course, works with a wide range of satellite broadband services. OneMessage can send and receive through these phones to other OneMessage users or to any cellular telephone number. It can also function in a network environment without any of those devices present. Users on network connections receive push notifications of received messages.

The free app is activated along with a low monthly service fee affording an unlimited number of messages (applicable satellite message fees apply separately). The app includes a handy shortcut allowing you to quickly invite friends and family to connect to you in your satellite world with OneMessage.

About OCENS, Inc. OCENS data services, software and apps merge easy-­‐to-­‐use applications with unprecedented content offerings to affordably deliver data over satellite phones to remote users around the world. OCENS weather, ocean and fishing services provide access to the largest collection of GRIB and classical data that can be found anywhere. Using patented pull-­‐me technology, OCENS WeatherNet provides fast access to the world’s widest selection of weather and ocean information over PC and Mac platforms. GRIB Explorer processes highly compressed GRIB information into unique decision products for use on PC, Mac or iPad platforms. MetMapper transforms static weather charts and satellite imagery into dynamic planning tools. OCENS’ iPhone, Android, Windows phone and Blackberry apps provide weather and messaging services to the smartphone community. Its SpotCast weather service provides multi-­‐day, multi-­‐point forecasts of weather and ocean conditions for any point on earth in a highly compact form. OneMail provides clean and quick access to your Gmail account through satellite connections. OCENS augments its software core with satellite equipment, satellite accessories such as the Sidekick satellite wifi router, and airtime solutions it provides in cooperation with all the major satellite providers.

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