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Somerville, Mass.-headquartered wind software manufacturer Second Wind has signed an agreement to purchase 750 Globalstar satellite modems to provide its customers with remote wind measurement data from the United States and Canada using the Globalstar satellite network.

According to Milpitas, Calif.-based Globalstar, Second Wind will integrate the Globalstar GSP-1620 satellite data modem into its wind measurement systems and data loggers. Second Wind's data loggers are used to collect information on wind speeds and other weather-related information from potential and existing remote wind farm locations.

Using the Globalstar satellite network, these readings will then be forwarded to Second Wind's secure server - where customers such as wind farm operators, forecasters and meteorologists can download the data for analysis, Globalstar explains.

Under the terms of the contract, Second Wind will purchase a minimum of 100 modems in 2007 and 650 additional satellite data modems over the next two years.


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