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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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
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 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 connectivity as crew members deliver programs and services
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