Dubbed Iridium Force, the plan calls for more-accessible and cost-effective Iridium technology so that its partners can develop a wider range of Iridium-based products and services. As a result, Iridium will be licensing both its core technologies and its satellite connectivity.
It features a push-to-talk button that’s integrated into the steering wheel and eight video cameras that are strategically positioned. In the trunk is a mobile radio, a mobile workstation and a digital video recording system that is connected to all eight cameras and which is always on.
Chris Gates, vice president of strategy with SkyTerra, discusses the company’s pending introduction of a next-generation all-IP satellite and a crucial deal with Qualcomm that will bring to market inexpensive handsets with attractive form factors.