Vietnamese fishing fleets chartering in remote oceanic locations must export real-time fishing catch reports and other vessel information to Fishery Monitoring Centers (FMCs) for marine life conservation efforts. Additionally, extreme off-grid navigation causes disruption in communication between the vessels and first responders, leaving fleets unable to activate SOS distress signals in emergency situations.
Skippers and competitive sailors navigate through treacherous waters, weaving in and out of terrestrial coverage. The IMOCA series of races push skippers to their limits and demand an always-on means of connectivity for safety and navigation. To remain connected, skippers often require multiple communications terminals which, historically, had to be manually switch between cellular and satellite coverage.
Extreme adventuring around the globe requires easy-to-use, reliable communications anywhere in the world to allow for communications with friends and family, assist in navigation, and ensure personal safety.
Rescue operations require reliable, easy-to-operate communications ensuring the safety and security of both the injured party and the rescuers, especially in areas outside of cellular coverage.
Iridium® Push-To-Talk Interoperability Enables Quick and Safe Deployment of Remote Construction Teams
Utility companies building pipelines in isolated locations require reliable connectivity for construction crews working across vast regions and centralized base teams, but existing land-based solutions suffer from coverage outages and signal fade in remote areas.
Companies building utilities infrastructure in remote locations require secure, mobile, and reliable communications for workers and mobile safety personnel, but custom terrestrial networks are costly, prone to weather interference, and can disturb local environments.
Research and test expeditions require reliable communications ensuring the safety and well-being of the explorers and their research.
Positive Train Control systems designed to prevent collisions rely primarily on radio communications, but safety and regulatory compliance require solutions when radio communications are not available.
One of the world’s largest oil and gas service companies required a reliable solution to remotely operate an oil rig without the use of an expensive sub-sea wired connection.