Reforestation teams needed a reliable, affordable communication method while deployed in remote regions of Western Canada.
A pair of rowers needed a device for voice calls, chat messaging, and Wi-Fi while crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
A forestry industry employee was injured and trapped while alone in a rugged region of Canada beyond cellular coverage.
Helicopter pilots need to communicate with colleagues, clients and other parties beyond the range of cellular and radio service.
Preet Chandi needed to remain connected with family, friends, and social media followers while attempting a solo South Pole trek.
Finding network connectivity in earth’s polar regions can be difficult. With most communication providers unable to deliver full coverage to these remote areas, adventurers such as world-renowned mariner Jeff Allen are looking for ways to stay connected on explorations beyond cellular range.
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.