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BGAN service provides assistance in high altitude environments

The BGAN service provides a remote solution in the Andes for a new prototype body sensor for use in high altitude environments. This data was transmitted via BGAN back to a location in France. This evaluation went on for 3 weeks as these sensors were put to the test on the summit of Mount Aconcagua

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New Marine Satellite Services Pricing

Light users in new sectors to benefit from Marine Satellite Services pricing Inmarsat has just announced new Fleetbroadband marine satellite services pricing packages that focus on the smaller fishing and leisure vessels. “These plans will help Inmarsat and its partners tap into new and growing markets for light marine vessels,” said Kyle Hurst, Inmarsat’s maritime

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Mobile Satellite Communication kits provide relief in Indonesia

Just a dot on the vast map of Indonesia, the Mentawai Islands are no less vulnerable to nature’s wrath as tsunamis in 2004 and 2010 proved. The latest tsunami struck the islands of Sipora, Pagai Utara and Pagai Seletan in October 2010 as a three-metre (nine-foot) wave swept through 20 villages, killing at least 435

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Wenger Patagonian Race protected by mobile satellite communications

South American Adventurers “Protected” with mobile satellite communication. Perhaps better known as the “last wild race”, the 2011 Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race takes competitors on the annual 10-day challenge, routing them on a secret and isolated route across plains, mountain glaciers, forests and lakes – on foot and by Kayak and mountain bike. The 15

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iSatphone Pro satellite phone is now data capable...with compression

The iSatPhone Pro satellite phone with up to 8 hours of talk time and 100 hours in standby mode operates via the reliable Inmarsat satellite network. The iSatPhone Pro Satellite phone offers the lowest per minute rates in the industry and now the phone is data capable. Now with the help of OCEN’s Mail and

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iSatPhone Pro Satellite Phone Evaluation

The company TelAstra was commissioned by Inmarsat to run an independant study of the iSatPhone Pro Satellite Phone to compare it with 2 other handheld satellite phones on the market, the Iridium 9555 and the Thuraya XT. All three phones were tested over a 2 month period in 16 different countries. This evaluation was conducted

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Marine Satellite Services provides a solution for crew welfare

Many maritime companies are including “onboard internet services” in the recruitment of prospective employee’s as retention and the welfare of the crew has become a major priority for ship operators. “Younger crew will, apparently, refuse to join a ship that does not have the internet,” says Inmarsat’s head of maritime business, James Collett. So the

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BGAN Service instrumental in Mining Exploration

Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN Service) is unique in offering world wide simultaneous mobile broadband data with voice on a truly portable device. It is also the first such device to offer “guaranteed” 256K streaming for live video and video conferencing. Based in Perth Western Australia, Haines Surveys uses gravimeters to provide a kind of

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Madagascar Fisheries are transformed with marine satellite service

Like hundreds of other locations throughout the world, Madagascar is concerned with ensuring future sustainable commercial fishing around it’s coastline for future generations. Madagascar operates an economic exclusion zone up to 200 nautical miles from its coastline with established quotas for different categories of fish. Monitoring teams for the island’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and

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BGAN Satellite provides "always on" connection on oil rigs

Portable BGAN offered by Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of portable satellite internet and voice solutions, is the only mobile satellite service to offer simultaneous broadband data and voice through a single, extremely portable device. BGAN Satellite is also the first service to offer “guaranteed” data rates on demand – up to 256kbps – for

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