Iridium today launched Iridium Go Exec, a mobile hotspot that can connect to the 66 Iridium’s satellites in orbit. But unlike the Starlink antenna, the Go Exec is small enough to fit in a backpack. Weighing in at 1200g, the device also has a built-in battery that can provide 6 hours of use or 24 hours of standby time.
The product is also an upgrade from the company’s earlier Iridium Go model, which was introduced in 2014 and is currently available for $1,200. One of its major limitations was that it was largely limited to voice calls, emails, and text messages.
The new version of Go Exec has been improved to allow easy web browsing, Twitter access, and messaging via apps like WhatsApp. Speeds have also been improved: users can now expect download speeds of 88Kbps and upload speeds of 22Kbps, while the original Iridium Go offered 2.4Kbps.
Go Exec means you can use it anywhere, but you need to see the sky to access the Internet. The product can be placed indoors, but only when connected to an outdoor antenna. It can also be used on airplanes and boats.
Dimensions (L x W x H): 203 mm x 203 mm x 25 mm
Operating Temperature Range: -20ºC to + 50ºC
Ingress Protection: IP65 (All Port Covers Closed)
Military-grade Ruggedness (MIL-STD-810H)
Battery Life, Talk/Data Time: Up to 6 hours
Battery Life, Standby: Up to 24 hours
Iridium Certus 100 (Voice & IP Data)
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