Vannin Ventures backed start-up, Goshawk Communications chooses local business, PDMS, as a software development partner

Goshawk Communications has selected PDMS to develop the customer facing features of its enhanced hearing mobile service, which will be available to Manx Telecom Pay Monthly customers later this summer in a world’s first launch on the Island.

Goshawk aims to transform the communication experience of the estimated 15% of the population suffering from hearing loss, by providing a personalised hearing experience over mobile phone networks, which can dramatically improve call clarity and speech intelligibility. Goshawk has been working with Vannin Ventures, Manx Telecom’s incubator over the last 2 years to refine the service which received extremely positive feedback when trialled on the Isle of Man last year.

Matthew Turner, founder of Goshawk Communications, said: “We are very pleased that PDMS has helped us develop this innovative and valuable mobile service. PDMS are world-class software developers with an outstanding reputation for quality, reliability and delivery. Their recent appointment as Commonwealth Export Champions is testament to the reputation they have gained and the esteem they’re held in. Wherever possible Goshawk Communications will choose local businesses to develop products and services. We feel fortunate that a company with the experience and technical capability of PDMS is present on the Island.”

Chris Gledhill, Managing Director of PDMS, said: “We are excited to work with Goshawk Communications and Vannin Ventures on this project. Not only is it interesting in terms of the smart application of technology to solve an increasing problem in society, it has the potential to demonstrably improve the lives of those with hearing loss both here on the Island and around the world.”

About Goshawk Communications, Vannin Ventures and PDMS

  • Goshawk Communications Limited is an Isle of Man company focusing on innovative software solutions to improve speech clarity and intelligibility over modern telecoms networks, in particular for those with addressable hearing needs.
  • Vannin Ventures is an Isle of Man limited company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Manx Telecom PLC, which has been established to incubate, accelerate and commercialise innovations in telecoms and the Internet of Things.
  • PDMS is an Isle of Man limited company with headquarters in the Isle of Man and an office in Glasgow. Established for over 25 years, PDMS provides software services and solutions to a global client base across a number of different sectors.

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