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.
Research and test expeditions require reliable communications ensuring the safety and well-being of the explorers and their research.
Off-road rally races require clear, reliable communications ensuring the safety of both the competitors and the rally producers.
Home to many diverse peoples and wildlife, the Kenyan savannah is monitored by community rangers who historically had to rely on a patchy network of radio and cell towers to stay connected.
A unique commemorative event on open seas presents communication challenges for several teams in need of safety updates.