With the launch of Iridium Pilot Land Station, the company is essentially expanding the reach of its Iridium OpenPort service from maritime and aviation customers to terrestrial users as well. This allows users in off-the-grid locations to access Internet and voice calling at all times. The Iridium Pilot Land Station can be installed in either a fixed location or mounted on a vehicle, and provides pole-to-pole coverage, broadband data speeds and independent voice lines for simultaneous voice and data communications.
In July 2013, AST Australia - Brisbane office held several customer open days to showcase how AST Australia is working, in conjunction with partners, to be the leading solutions-based provider of satellite communications in areas where there are no other methods of communication.
We had an impressive turnout of clients interested in seeing specific solutions and we also hoped to get continued exposure from this event.
From 1 July 2013 it will be possible to access emergency calling from your IsatPhone Pro.
This facility will enable an IsatPhone Pro registered on any of the I4-satellite beams covering Australia and Australian territorial waters (up to 200nm), to dial either '000' or '112' and be routed through to the local Australian emergency call centre. The user will not need to make any adjustments to their phones, the service introduction is wholly network-related.