Iceberg Monitoring

September 13, 2016

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Iceberg Monitoring

The Laboratory for Cryospheric Research is dedicated to the monitoring and understanding of the frozen earth, including glaciers, ice caps, ice shelves, snow, and sea ice.

Instant Detect – Monitoring Wildlife Through Satellite Imagery

June 28, 2016

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Instant Detect – Monitoring Wildlife Through Satellite Imagery

Instant Detect is a conservation system designed to remotely monitor wildlife population and movements, and to play a leading role in anti-poaching efforts. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) developed Instant Detect with funding from Google’s Global Impact Award, which it won in 2013.

The Iridium NEXT Constellation

May 26, 2016

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The Iridium NEXT Constellation

For the last 15 years, we've been using Iridium's original constellation of satellites to give truly global data coverage for our customers.

SparkFun Distribution in the USA

March 2, 2016

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SparkFun Distribution in the USA

We're pleased to announce that SparkFun are now an official distributor of the RockBLOCK unit in the USA.

New Flexible Antenna and Interface Options for RockBLOCK Mk2

March 15, 2015

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New Flexible Antenna and Interface Options for RockBLOCK Mk2

Already established as an innovative, low-cost satcom system for commercial M2M applications and internet of things (IoT) developers, Ground Control’s RockBLOCK plug and play two-way global communications system has been upgraded to offer more flexibility for commercial users.

ActivitySense – How it Works

February 20, 2015

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ActivitySense – How it Works

Our RockSTAR and RockFLEET devices are used throughout the world, tracking all sorts of things - people, vehicles, machines, animals.

Satellite Solutions for Solar Resource Assessment

February 4, 2015

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Satellite Solutions for Solar Resource Assessment

Finding a suitable location is one of the biggest challenges in the renewable energy industry. For a solar installation to be successful, it has to deliver a consistent and reliable supply of energy. To do this, it must be situated in exactly the right place.

M2M Communication for Smaller Vessels

January 10, 2015

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M2M Communication for Smaller Vessels

‘Big data’ has become part of the maritime lexicon in recent years. It’s hailed as the answer to achieving operational efficiencies, and is part of the reason that the demand for bandwidth at sea continues to grow.

GSM Module Adds Least-Cost Data Routing

December 15, 2014

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GSM Module Adds Least-Cost Data Routing

A new GSM module developed for the recently launched RockFLEET vessel tracking system introduces least cost routing functionality via terrestrial networks, giving users the opportunity to transmit position data via Iridium globally and switch to terrestrial networks when in range.