Mike Mathison is a dual graduate of IT and multimedia design and is the web designer and content creator for Apollo Satellite Communications.
Ultra-Low Bandwidth Video Over Iridium Certus Iridium announced today announced an ultra-low bandwidth video transmission technology from a new Value-Added Developer (VAD), VideoSoft Global. Running over the Iridium Certus service, Videosoft’s FireLight solution enables the live transmission of video from as low as 4 Kbps to and from anywhere in the world. The solution supports
SkyLink is Doing Big Things in Remote Places SkyLink was recently selected by the University of Tasmania to assist researchers in observing glaciology data in order to monitor the status of the Denman Glacier.The solution kit (top photo) is currently being tested in Casey Station, Antarctica, where it will spend the winter evaluating the power
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Optimizing Live Video Over Iridium Certus Optimizing Live Video – AnsuR Technologies has been named a Value-Added Developer (VAD) by Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) to provide optimal video software solutions for use over the Iridium Certus service. The video compression software from AnsuR can produce high-precision, geo-tagged live action video content with 99 percent
What does cutting-edge space technology, next-generation innovation and a dual ELERA and Global Xpress payload mean for our global mobility, government and IoT customers? I-6 F1 – the first of two Inmarsat-6 (I-6) satellites – is scheduled to launch from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on 21 Decemeber 2021 onboard
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Iridium Certus 100 Service Launches

Iridium Certus 100 Service Launches

Iridium Certus 100 Service Launches MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Iridium Communications Inc. today announced that its Iridium Certus 100 “midband” service is commercially available for maritime, land mobile, IoT, aviation and government customers. Iridium Certus 100 provides a unique blend of capabilities for satellite connectivity, enabling small, low-profile antennas and battery-powered devices
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Iridium Critical Communications Utilysed By Canadian Coast Guard Iridium Communications Inc. today announced that the Canadian Coast Guard has adopted Iridium Certus connectivity for Iridium Critical Communications with support from an Iridium partner. The Coast Guard deployed dozens of Iridium Certus Thales VesseLINK 700 terminals on its vessels, including icebreakers, to contribute to reliable internet
Satcom Global today announced a significant enhancement to its Ku-band Aura VSAT network, with the addition of the Eutelsat 174A (E174A) North Pacific and South Pacific satellite beams. The new coverage will strengthen and extend the Aura network across the North Pacific and Oceania regions, supporting the high-quality connectivity demands of a diverse range of
More than 20 international organizations are involved in Arctic-focused communications exercises demonstrating the scope, quality and range of satellite capabilities supporting governments and NGOs in the polar regions with Arctic Lynx. MCLEAN, Va., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) today announced Operation Arctic Lynx (OAL), a series of partnership-driven field exercises deploying
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MCLEAN, Va., May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) today announced that the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) has selected Iridium and partner Thales Group as its Official Communications Partner, providing critical real-time communications for the fully autonomous transatlantic research vessel. Anticipated to set sail in Spring 2021, its first mission will be to
Iridium Overview Iridium an Overview – In 1987, a few bold thinkers envisioned a revolutionary system of communications. Bary Bertiger, Ray Leopold, and Ken Peterson began working on a satellite-based communications system designed to connect people on a global scale – and in 1988 Iridium was born. Initially a project in a Motorola research lab
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Discontinuation of Service Notice Effective March 12, 2021 we will stop billing, selling and providing service and support for Sat-Fi2 and Sat-Fi2 RAS products for discontinuation. Globalstar has evaluated the long-term sustainability of this product line and subsequently made the difficult business decision not to manufacture and offer Sat-Fi2 products going forward. While this was
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Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) today announced commercial availability of the Iridium Edge Solar – a secure, maintenance-free, solar-powered remote asset tracking and management device. With over-the-air configuration capabilities, the Iridium Edge Solar is ideal for Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS), fisheries management, tracking of freight shipping containers, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications, monitoring
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Iridium has announced the launch of the world’s first, truly global maritime emergency service. The Iridium GMDSS service gives seafarers a real-time emergency response and rescue service that works everywhere in the world. Iridium’s GDMSS service includes a real-time emergency voice calling service, SOS button, and maritime safety information with Iridium’s unmatched truly global coverage. No
MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) today announced commercial availability of its newest standalone asset management device, Iridium Edge Pro.  The latest addition to the Iridium Edge family of products, Iridium Edge Pro is the company’s first programmable solution for asset management, tracking, and recovery.  The new device enables Iridium’s