This week Iridium the well known satellite communications company, has unveiled a new Wi-Fi hotspot they have created called the Iridium GO! which has been designed to provide users with connectivity practically anywhere on the planet.
The Iridium GO! satellite wireless hotspot has been designed to be rugged and enable those that frequent areas of low cellular connectivity to be able to check their email and connect to the Internet with ease and not worry about always relying on a cellular connection from their provider.
Matt Desch, CEO, Iridium explains: “Iridium GO! expands our portfolio and speaks to both how people use devices today and the growing and changing needs within enterprises,”-“Iridium GO! enables people to use their own trusted devices – their smartphone or tablet – even when they are off the cellular grid.”
The Iridium GO! hotspot has been designed to be easy to use, to make a connection all a user needs to do is raise the antenna and the Iridium GO! Wi-Fi hotspot will automatically connect to the Iridium network of satellites.
Any devices that then want to use the Iridium GO! hotspot will need to have a companion application installed on them, to make voice calls, texts, surf the Internet or even make SOS calls if required. The Iridium GO! wireless hotspot will be launching during the first half of this year via select Iridium distribution partners, and an Iridium GO! developers program is currently available for select partners, and is expected to be commercially available in Q2 2014.
Source: PC World