Formed in 2018 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, ZOLEO Inc. is a joint venture between Beam Communications and Roadpost Inc. that is pioneering the development of innovative, lower cost, consumer-oriented global messaging solutions, including revolutionary wireless devices and apps based on Iridium® Short Burst Data® (SBD®), cellular and Wi-Fi standards. The industry experience of the joint venture partners has deeply informed the conception, development and launch of ZOLEO. The company serves three primary markets including consumers residing on the fringe of cellular coverage, outdoor recreation and enterprise lone worker safety.
Aimed at anyone who lives on the fringe or regularly travels out of mobile coverage for work or recreation, ZOLEO extends the user’s smartphone coverage to everywhere and seamlessly routes messages over the lowest cost network available. ZOLEO, is the world’s first truly seamless global messaging and personal safety solution for smartphone users who venture beyond cellular coverage.
As more than 70% of the earth’s surface is without mobile coverage, and 84% of Australia is not serviced by mobile networks, this presented an opportunity to tap into a large and fast-growing market for ZOLEO and deliver a potentially lifesaving device. Designed to be useful in circumstances where an alternative means of communications is crucial, ZOLEO has the potential to not only solve communication needs but also potentially save lives. The ZOLEO device is small, lightweight, shock-resistant, dust-resistant, and features superior water resistance. The development of ZOLEO was driven by the desire to create an easy to use safety communication device that would sell at an affordable price point.
ZOLEO’s unique approach overcomes the limitations of today’s mobile satellite devices, by transmitting messages via satellite, mobile and Wi-Fi to offer a truly seamless global messaging experience.