What is a BUC?
The basic architecture of a conventional satellite terminal is based on the historical desire to make the most open and free construction. Over the years, this concept has developed global…

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How to choose an omnidirectional TV antenna on a ship
How to choose and buy a well-known brand antenna for receiving terrestrial television and radio signals in the sea How to choose an omnidirectional TV antenna on a ship The…

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Iridium completes historic launch of ten satellites
On January 11, 2019, Iridium announced that at 07:30 p.m. Pacific time, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, tested in flight, with the last ten Iridium NEXT satellites for the low-orbit…

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Satellite tracker – an affordable means of security and control of moving objects

Global communications and monitoring with a satellite tracker – affordable satellite phone replacement
At a time when mobile phones had not yet become a mass product, pagers served as their more affordable alternative. And although with the help of a pager it was impossible to just talk, they coped with the task of transmitting important information perfectly. Today, mobile phones have completely replaced pagers both from markets and from our lives, however, if we take on global tasks, the paging principle itself remains very relevant, especially when it comes to travel that affects regions of our planet that are not covered by cellular networks. There will always be plenty of such places, because cellular networks appear only where a large number of users are able to recoup the created infrastructure, which means that in those places where real travelers seek, and where, by definition, there can not be many people, mobile will never appear communications, and, quite naturally, in all such cases it remains to rely only on satellite.

Without a satellite tracker as without hands
Currently, a satellite phone is still unavailable to a wide range of customers and to a greater extent remains a professional means of communication when labor productivity significantly exceeds the cost of satellite Continue reading

Operation of satellite television antennas when converting from MPEG2 to MPEG4

Changes of this kind are inevitable and are dictated by the very spirit of the times. First of all, they are necessary to save a satellite resource, because in connection with the increasing number of HD channels, the frequency band used during their broadcasting is expanding, which means that the cost of renting a resource also increases. The transition to the MPEG4 format allows for more “compact” encoding of video streams, narrowing the band occupied by them. In combination with the DVB-S2 broadcasting standard, which increases the speed of information transfer, this transition provides significant savings Continue reading

Satellite operator Iridium helped in a difficult expedition

At the end of 2018, National Geographic journalist Mateusz Veligora ventured to conquer the elements and try to become the first person in the world to go alone through the Mongolian part of the Gobi Desert. After successfully completing his mission, Mateusz shared his story about the path and how he used Iridium to keep in touch.

“In 2018, I went to Mongolia to become the first person in the world who single-handedly crossed the Mongolian part of the Gobi Desert. I left Bulgan Gol in the Khovd province on the western border with China to get to the Sainshand village in the Dornogovi province on the eastern border with China after 58 days and 1785 kilometers of hiking. Continue reading

Satellite Internet Inmarsat BGAN
What is Inmarsat BGAN? A similar question can be asked by a user who comes close to the need to have an Internet connection almost anywhere in the world, regardless…

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Iridium GMDSS in a first-person interview
The safety of sea-going sailors is a top priority. The Global Maritime Distress Communication System (GMDSS) was established more than twenty years ago to ensure an adequate level of maritime…

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Satellite operators and satellite providers in the fight for the "faithful" customer
NSR (Nothern Sky Research) - a global leader in satellite services market research - wonders if the “faithful” satellite client for the maritime industry is good enough. Fact: Satellite operators…

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Inmarsat on VSAT Growth Parameters by 2024
A study of captains, engineers, and crew members of superyachts predicts a significant increase in the VSAT segment - small-aperture satellite terminals - as digitalization in the ship communications industry…

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