Mike Mathison is a dual graduate of IT and multimedia design and is the web designer and content creator for Apollo Satellite Communications.
Regulatory Approvals Granted to Iridium in Japan Iridium today announced that Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has approved regulatory amendments necessary to allow for Japanese adoption of Iridium Certus broadband, Iridium Controller–Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and other aeronautical services for aviation and Iridium’s Global Maritime Distress and Safety System service (GMDSS).
Iridium Critical Communications Utilysed By Canadian Coast Guard Iridium Communications Inc. today announced that the Canadian Coast Guard has adopted Iridium Certus connectivity 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
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 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 in Arizona, Iridium was
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Effective March 12, 2021 we will stop billing, selling and providing service and support for Sat-Fi2 and Sat-Fi2 RAS products. 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 a difficult decision, they have
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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
MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM), whose technology provides connections beyond where terrestrial cell phones are used, today announced their data shows consumers are indeed heading far off the grid during the COVID-19 pandemic and bringing Iridium devices with them.  For example, an analysis of the data shows that in
Inmarsat’s IsatPhone portfolio has been approved for operation in Colombia. IsatPhone 2 and IsatPhone Pro will be distributed by Globalsat Colombia, the local operating member of the Latin American Globalsat Group, which has been providing mobile satellite services in Latin America since 1999. Globalsat Group already supplies the handsets to thousands of regional customers, including