Iridium Time Re-Epoch Change

On March 3, 2015 Iridium changed the system time count used by its network.  This is called a re-epoch.  After a re-epoch happens, users of Iridium phones must reset the system time configured in their Iridium phone.  Until they do this, the phone will … Continue reading

Iridium Phones – Which One is Right For You?

The need for communications with global coverage is increasingly apparent.  Iridium uses a fleet of Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites to provide total global coverage.  Whether you are on a remote island in the South Pacific or in a deep … Continue reading

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

Iridium GO Rental Program

The Iridium GO! is a quantum leap forward in global mobile convenience. Last August, Outfitter Satellite reviewed the new Iridium GO! and rolled out some great purchase options. Now, we are pleased to add a short-term equipment rental option, too. We are sure that you will love what we have put together! 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

Alphasat — How will it impact your use of Inmarsat?

In November 2014, Inmarsat transitioned its GSPS (IsatPhone) services in the Europe-Middle-East-Africa (EMEA) region from its I-4 F2 satellite to its new Alphasat satellite.  On March 24, 2015, Inmarsat also transitioned its EMEA FleetBroadband and BGAN services to Alphasat. This transition enhanced … 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