Iridium Satellite Solutions

iridium_coverageIridium satellite constellation consists of 66 Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) communications satellites only 476 miles above Earth, offering true global pole to pole coverage. Iridium delivers essential communication services in remote areas where no other form of communication is available. Iridium is ideally suited for voice communication and low data rate applications. MIL-SAT offers large selection of Iridium hardware options to choose from. Although Iridium data transfer speeds of 2400 bits/s, limit the type of data services that can be used, there are still a large number of low data rate applications available. Voice calls from Iridium phones can be made to any landline or wireless device in the world and are billed by the minute. SBD or Small Burst Data service can transmit a maximum of 340 bytes per SBD message and is typically used in asset tracking and remote monitoring. Messages sent in email format or over HTTP to a pre-configured address. Each message also includes the transmit location. SMS or Texting Messaging Service support sending and receiving up to 160 characters with other SMS enabled hardware, such as cell phones for example.

Iridium Equipment