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Iridium will begin shipping the Iridium GO with the Iridium GO hardware revision 5A this week. This product will be pre-loaded with Firmware Version 2.1.24 This firmware update will take into consideration the internal hardware switch from the old GPS module—which is nearing the end of its useful life—to the new GPS module. The upgrade
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Inmarsat unveils today the new standalone terminal that will suit the needs of the main maritime safety systems and offer ultra-resilient access to Inmarsat’s ELERA L-band network. A significant advancement in marine safety has been made by Inmarsat, a leader in worldwide, mobile satellite communications. A next-generation terminal has been unveiled that will make it
Operation Pacific Waves (OPW), a series of field exercises driven by partnerships comprising more than 20 organizations, was announced by Iridium Communications Inc. today. With an emphasis on the Indo-Pacific area, OPW will install Iridium and Iridium Connected equipment in real-world scenarios to demonstrate the robust, timely, and truly global capabilities of the Iridium network.
Iridium Communications Inc. stated today that it has secured a deal with SpaceX to use its Falcon 9 rocket to launch up to five of the company’s last remaining ground-spare satellites from the Iridium NEXT program; making their ninth SpaceX launch. The launch, known as Iridium-9, is scheduled to occur at Vandenberg Space Force Base
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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 secure live video, audio and data
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 system’s endurance. Iridium Certus 100 service and mid-band
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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 less bandwidth than existing approaches. This
The term “passive antenna” opposite of active antenna refers to a radiation-emitting device made completely of inert materials. In most cases, an Iridium passive antenna system consists of a passive radiator (antenna element), passive impedance matching, passive balun, passive tuning (capacitive or inductive), and passive interconnects (commonly 50 Ohm or 75 Ohm impedance). Depending on