Geologists spend a lot of time exploring for oil and gas in places where even basic communications are not available. With BGAN and IsatPhone Pro, geologists don’t ever have to be out of touch, as both these services work globally.
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Contact us to find out more about the highly attractive pricing packages that are available for exploration projects, that include BGAN and IsatPhone Pro.
Inmarsat and Boeing have completed a design and engineering milestone in preparation for the delivery of three state-of-the art satellites.
The 702HP Ka-band satellites will make up the new Inmarsat-5 (I-5) constellation supporting the next-generation Global Xpress service.
Operations for the service, which will target the VSAT market and offer customers broadband speeds of up to 50 megabits per second (Mbps), are expected to start in 2014.
“Boeing’s unmatched commercial satellite heritage and Ka-band satellite communications experience allowed us to rapidly conduct a successful PDR that met Inmarsat’s requirements,” said Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems.
He added: “The satellite design is sound, and the PDR demonstrates progress toward developing these high-power Ka-band satellites to deliver streaming data and communications wherever and whenever needed.”
Iridium has introduced the latest version of its Direct Internet software package, making it easier and faster to connect to the Internet using the Iridium 9555 and Iridium 9505A satellite phones, along with the Iridium 9522B L-Band Transceiver (LBT).
Direct Internet 3 takes advantage of new data compression, caching and network optimization techniques to enhance Internet connectivity through the Iridium satellite network. Powered by SlipStream® SP6.0 with Now!Imaging™ compression technology, Direct Internet 3 uses concurrent object delivery functionality to accelerate page download speeds for image-rich websites.
According to independent testing conducted by appLabs Technologies, an international third-party independent product/solution testing and certification organization commissioned by SlipStream Data Inc., Direct Internet 3 makes Internet browsing up to 5.4 times faster than with no acceleration or Internet optimization technology installed. This is 20 percent faster than the previous optimization software, Direct Internet 2.
Direct Internet 3 supports the Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and any 64-bit version of the Windows operating system, as well as Mac OS. The new Direct Internet 3 installer guides the user step-by-step through the installation and configuration of software.
“Iridium subscribers are increasingly looking to use their Iridium devices to connect their laptops to the Internet from remote locations to send and receive e-mails, upload and download data files, transmit text to blogs and social media sites, and browse websites,” said Joel Thompson, vice president of product management, Iridium. “Direct Internet 3 will greatly improve user experience by speeding page download times and data transmission through the Iridium network. It’s now easier and faster than ever to connect to the Internet from our Iridium 9555 and Iridium 9505A phones, along with the LBT – everywhere.”
A wave 3-metres (10ft) high was triggered by a 7.7 magnitude undersea earthquake, smashing into the islands and devastating at least 10 villages. As many as 394 people were killed and another 300 reported missing.
The TSF team has deployed BGAN broadband connectivity at the government’s co-ordination centre in Sikakap and is providing IT support to the relief workers there – mainly governmental agencies.
TSF spokesman Myriam Annette said: “At the request of the government TSF is providing satellite lines to three search and rescue teams to enable them to communicate assessments of the on-the-ground situation and humanitarian needs as quickly as possible.”
Bad weather and rough seas are making it difficult for rescuers, and supplies of tents, blankets, food, water and medicines to reach the islands.
BGAN mobile satellite technology enabled news teams from Fox and the BBC to broadcast live reports of the rescue operation from the San Jose mine in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert.
BGAN enabled reporters to record video and audio clips on to their personal computers and then forward them back to the studio for editing and broadcast.
Inmarsat BGAN offers a range of IP streaming services at speeds of up to 450kbps, including a new 176kbps service designed to cater for smaller broadcasters.
Inmarsat used the ability of its I-4 satellites to reallocate spot-beam capacity to ensure sufficient spectrum was available to meet the needs of the competing news networks reporting from the vicinity of the mine.
Inmarsat has signed a contract with Boeing for the delivery of three state-of-the-art Ka-band satellites which will deliver speeds of up to 50 megabits per second to customers.
The satellites will make up the new Inmarsat-5 (I-5) constellation that will enable the company to deliver a unique global high-speed mobile broadband service offering.
Launch is expected to start in 2014, the Inmarsat-5s will support a next generation global service, called Global Xpress™, which will target a US$1.4 billion incremental market for VSAT services.
Under a separate arrangement, Boeing has agreed to become a distribution partner for Inmarsat’s Ka-band and L-band services.