With the Northern Hemisphere’s summer in full swing, you may be asking yourself, “Do I really need satellite communications on my summer vacation?” Here are a few things to consider before setting off on your own personal expedition.
THE POLLS ARE IN: Iridium® and Spacenet provided Critical Coverage during Mexico’s 2012 Federal Elections
The win by Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) wasn’t the only shift to take place during Mexico’s historic July 1, 2012 general elections. For the first time, satellite communications were used to ensure timely, accurate reporting from polls located outside major centers.
With the devastation of Superstorm Sandy fresh in people’s minds, it pays to be prepared. Hurricanes often destroy local communications infrastructure at a time when communications are critical to coordinating relief efforts and enabling people to reach out to loved ones.
When you’re in a remote area away from your friends and family, it’s comforting to know that you have a reliable source of communication. Through our work with Project HOPE in Belize, Iridium was able to provide that connection for volunteers Amy Kogut, a midwife, and Lindsey Zupancic, RN, as well as a local family who was in a dire situation.
In the latest zombie movie, “World War Z”, Brad Pitt’s character, Gerry Lane, stays in touch with his wife via an Iridium 9555 satellite phone, one of the few modes of communication that survives the systemic breakdown.