Iridium and Thuraya – MSUA Innovation Leaders
Iridium (Iridium Communication Inc.) announced on May 7, 2019 that Iridium Certus was awarded the “Best Communication Platform” at the annual MSUA (Mobile Satellite Users Association) event in the satellite innovation section for 2019. Iridium Certus is a unique platform that allows you to develop and implement specialized broadband applications, while at the same time being the only truly global commercial broadband service in the world. The Top Connected Platform award is awarded less than four months after the service debuted in a commercial version on January 16, 2019.
Together with more than thirty global service providers and six partner companies manufacturing satellite terminals that combine maritime, land and air communications, Iridium Certus continues to see growing global distribution potential. This is the result of best-in-class service reliability, high L-band speed, smaller antenna sheets and terminals compared to competing offers, cost-effectiveness and unique, truly global coverage. Iridium Certus has proven to be a powerful ally for crews at sea deployed in remote areas of mobile teams and organizations that need to communicate on-the-go anywhere in the world at any given time.
“We are honored to see that Iridium Certus has received such important recognition from our industry colleagues. Iridium Certus is truly a unique platform that drives innovation globally, said Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium. “This is only the beginning, and later this year our partners will receive the new Iridium Certus 9770 transceiver, which will open the door for a completely new family of devices with lower cost, optimized for mobile applications. It can be personal devices offering high performance: the transfer of a large amount of data, photos, even video, at a price that was never previously provided by any of the satellite operators. We thank MSUA for this honor and look forward to it. What the future will bring us. ”
“Innovations in satellite mobile communications, such as Iridium Certus, help reduce barriers and demonstrate the benefits of satellite communications for organizations that previously could not justify its use,” said Catherine Melquist, president of MSUA. “MSUA is proud to present the Iridium Top Connectivity Platform Award and look forward to witnessing the company’s future achievements and future leadership in our industry.”
Sailor 4300 Iridium Certus Currently, three Iridium Certus satellite terminals are commercially available, including the Thales Cobham Sailor 4300 MissionLINK, the only satellite terminal in the world for terrestrial communications today, as well as the Thales Vesselink and air terminal, which is expected to debut later in 2019 or 2020. year. These satellite terminals today provide mobile offices with high functionality when moving personnel, two-way communication for controlling assets, autonomous vehicles, trains, ships for companies, governments and other organizations. Iridium Certus is also being developed as a platform for the maritime security of the GMDSS and aviation security, and is also an ideal complement to other satellite and terrestrial technologies.
Thuraya MSUA Thuraya Telecommunications Company (Thuraya Telecommunications Company), a subsidiary of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), received the Top Mobility User Experience Solution award in the Mobile Satellite Innovation category at an event organized by MSUA, in the same place as the Iridium satellite operator. This particular attention was given to the Thuraya X5-Touch satellite smartphone – the smartest of satellite phones, combining maximum innovation. The announcement was made during the participation of Thuraya at the Satellite 2019 Conference in Washington, DC, USA.
The award for the best solution – the Thuraya X5-Touch satellite smartphone – was received for its excellent usability, as well as the status of a market leader in this market segment, which laid the foundation for a new category of satellite devices. The Thuraya X5-Touch is the first satellite phone to run on the Android operating system, which is the fundamental foundation of its unmatched flexibility and operational comfort.
The operating system provides users with extensive application usage capabilities, while developers are given the opportunity to develop and customize individual applications to meet the unique needs of device users. This complements the Bring me own app (BYOA) concept, thanks to which users can download any application of their choice.