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NEW Iridium Pilot now available from AST

AST is pleased to announce the launch of Iridium Pilot.

Iridium Pilot is the next generation of maritime broadband voice and data communications, engineered for durability and reliability, providing exceptional performance. Powered by the Iridium OpenPort service and backed by an industry leading five-year limited warranty, Iridium Pilot is the ultimate communications solution wherever you may sail.

Iridium Pilot has been launched as the successor to the Iridium OpenPort antenna, OpenPort antennas are no longer available to purchase but will continue to be supported by Iridium up to 2016. The Iridium OpenPort service still remains and will power the new Iridium Pilot.

Iridium Pilot has been designed to provide the best quality product at the best possible value. Operating on the Iridium OpenPort service, it maintains all the benefits of its predecessor but with additional features and functionality.

Iridium Pilot has a Performance Enhancement Proxy (PEP) to provide enhanced protocol for improved data throughput as well as an integrated firewall to help restrict outbound data traffic to keep usage under control. Iridium Pilot comes complete with a built-in firmware notification system, which will alert users when a new version of firmware becomes available.

The antenna performance utility provides real-time antenna usage metrics to assist in troubleshooting performance issues.

Key feature of Iridium Pilot:-
  • Full global opperation
  • Durable
  • Solid-state design, no moving parts
  • Reliable
  • Maintains connectivity in rough seas
  • Broadband (bidirectional data speeds up to 134Kbps)
  • Three independent voice lines
Iridium Pilot comes with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty (terms and conditions apply, associated accessories not included).

For further information and pricing please contact us.
 
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