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 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
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
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Make sure you view the Iridium SatPhone manual included in the package for full details on how to use your satellite phone prior to leaving for your trip. This is only a quick reference guide. Placing a Call: Turn on phone Position the antenna so it stands in a vertical position and in full visibility
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For those working far afield or in harsh conditions, dangerous situations can arise quickly and can be impossible to predict — but they are not impossible to prepare for. If you rely on your satellite phone as a critical connection in times of need, you may want to Test Your Iridium Satellite Phone so you