Portable Solar Panels: A Bright Idea

Some how its power button was pressed and now the battery is dead. You are two full hiking days from your first check point with electricity. Is it time to panic? No, because you also planned for this contingency. You have a portable solar panel. Continue reading

Cobham Firmware Version 1.21 for Sailor 150/250/500 and EXPLORER 325/727

If you have any of the following devices, Cobham Firmware Version 1.21 should be dowloaded at your earliest convenience (RECOMMENDED MEDIUM PRIORITY): SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband TT-3740A SAILOR 250 FleetBroadband TT-3742A SAILOR 150 FleetBroadband TT-3744A EXPLORER 727 TT-3722A EXPLORER 325 TT-3721A The … Continue reading

Impact of Inmarsat Transition from I-4 F2 to Alphasat

On March 24, 2015, Inmarsat will transition all Inmarsat FleetBroadband, and BGAN on the the existing EMEA (Europe-Middle-East-Africa)  region satellite (I-4 F2) to the more powerful Alphasat satellite.   This transition from I-4 F2 to Alphasat enhances the capacity of … Continue reading

What is a satellite phone and why would you need one?

What is a satellite phone and why would you need one?   Satellite phones are mobile devices that do not receive their signal via terrestrial (land based) towers, but rather from satellites in orbit around the Earth. Outfitter Satellite offers Iridium, Globalstar, Thuraya, Inmarsat GSPS, Inmarsat … Continue reading

Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspots: BYOD Bring Your Own Device

In the last few years, Satellite Wi-Fi hotspots have demonstrated themselves to be the long awaited solution for iPhone, iPad, and Android users trying to connect to the internet over satellite from remote locations beyond the reach of conventional cellular … Continue reading