The Iridium satellite network is the medium for TextLink, a new portable satellite data communications package developed by Paradigm Services that will enable British soldiers on deployment to maintain contact with family and friends.
As anyone who has flown aboard a private jet can attest, whiling away the time en route with a good book, sampling the catering or just engaging in some quiet conversation with cabin mates can make for an entirely enjoyable experience aloft.
Fractional provider NetJets has ordered 50 AirCell ST 3100 Iridium satellite communication systems for its fleet of Hawker 400XP light business jets. The satellite phones will be installed in the 400XPs before retail delivery at Raytheon Aircraft Services in San Antonio, in the coming months, according to AirCell, which began marketing Iridium services in 2002.
If you routinely fly aboard a business jet with an onboard Inmarsat satcom system, chances are you’ve heard of a Florida company called Satcom Direct. You’re probably even a customer.
Founded in 1997, Satcom Direct changed the world of satcom calling forever by offering dedicated telephone numbers that callers can use to reach the company airplane no matter where in the world it might be flying.
The clock is ticking for Iridium, the global satellite communications service that has made its mark by providing voice and low-rate-data communication services for a growing list of customers around the world.
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