MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) has expanded the reach of its cost-effective Iridium OpenPort ® service to offer broadband communications to terrestrial users with the launch of Iridium Pilot ® Land Station. For the first time, many remote individuals and businesses in off-the-grid locations can obtain reliable Internet connections and voice calling no matter where they are located. Iridium Pilot Land Station is an easy-to-install communications platform that makes connections where no other choice exists.
- Disaster recovery: Governments and emergency response organizations can quickly deploy Iridium Pilot Land Station to restore voice and Internet connections in stricken areas.
- Remote education or humanitarian missions: For organizations providing education or humanitarian aid in countries without reliable telecommunications infrastructure, Iridium Pilot Land Station enables the communications they need to stay organized.
- Science and exploration: Explorers and scientists can work from anywhere on the planet, easily staying in contact with colleagues. This is especially important when exploring remote, treacherous areas where other satellite coverage falters.
- Business continuity: Whether due to an earthquake or a power outage, companies, governments and other organizations can rely on Iridium Pilot Land Station to provide a diverse connectivity solution independent of terrestrial infrastructure.