Technical Updates

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New Iridium GO! firmware & app update

27 July, 2015

Iridium has released an updated version of Iridium GO! firmware version 1.4.1. Click here to download the new firmware version.   This version contains several enhancements such as support for SIM-less emergency dialing in Australia (000) and support for enhanced web browsing on Iridium Mail & Web app for iOS.

Inmarsat Users in Nepal: Capacity increased over the area

13 May, 2015

We would like to inform Inmarsat users that following the second earthquake yesterday the additional network capacity arrangements made in Nepal’s region remain in place. The network is continuously managed to make required changes to support users located in this area. For users willing to use HDR service: the service

Inmarsat users in Nepal – Service Notification

28 April, 2015

BGAN users in Nepal are advised to point their terminals at the APAC satellite where possible, but to try EMEA if the terrain blocks visibility of APAC.       We have just been informed from Inmarsat side of the following service notification for users located in Nepal. Further to

Inmarsat is offering all post-pay IsatPhone 2 customers free-of-charge access to GEOS’ Worldwide Emergency Response Coordination service

27 March, 2015

The service takes advantage of the IsatPhone 2’s one-press assistance button, located at the top of the handset. GEOS’ service allows customers to contact the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC), simply by pressing the assistance button. Pressing the button triggers a message containing the user’s GPS co-ordinates, sent

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Recommended IsatPhone 2 Firmware Update

12 March, 2015

Inmarsat made available the firmware 1.05. It’s a recommended update but not mandatory. It’s available on our website in the Technical ressources section.   This update resolves a number of issues. The details can be found here      

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Recommended IsatPhone Pro Firmware Upgrade

12 March, 2015

Inmarsat made available IsatPhone Pro firmware 5.8. It’s a recommended update but not mandatory if your phone firmware is above version 5.3. If not it is mandatory.   You can download the firmware upgrade on our Technical Ressource section: click here to access the section.   This update resolves a

Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Transition to Alphasat

10 March, 2015

On March 24th 2015, Inmarsat will transition all BGAN services from the I-4 F2 Satellite to the new Alphasat satellite. This will have two benefits: • The services capacity will be enhanced with the new satellite. • With an additional satellite a fourth region of services will be created before

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Iridium Re-Epoch will change time on handheld satellite phones

2 March, 2015

Iridium will be changing the system time on its satellites on March 3rd, 2015.   Iridium calls this “re-epoching.” After that point, Iridium handsets (like the Iridium Extreme, Iridium 9555, Iridium 9505a, Iridium 9505, and the Iridium 9500) will display the incorrect system time until users enter in a string