Iridium Pilot is their next generation of maritime broadband voice and data communications and the first of potentially many products ‘powered by’ the OpenPort service which will also cover land and aviation applications.
3 voice lines
Lowest voice charges in the market
IP data at up to 134kbps*
Zero monthly fee options
5 year warranty and access to a Global Service Network
Iridium Pilot offers the best value proposition for any maritime requirement.
What is different?
A re-designed, sleeker looking external housing for the Above Deck Unit (antenna), designed to withstand an even greater level of marine environmental hazards
New manufacturing processes have been implemented and select components have been replaced to further improve the product
Performance Enhancement Proxy (PEP) offers improved data throughput offering equivalent speeds up to 134kbps*
Integrated firewall which restricts outbound traffic to keep usage under control
New firmware notifications to alert users when a new version of firmware is available
Bulk configuration enabling users to efficiently load a standard configuration on many devices
Antenna Performance Utility to provide real time antenna usage statistics to assist in trouble shooting any performance issues
*Iridium will be making some network enhancements within the Gateway which will be completed later this year, will allowing the PEP option to become operational and to offer further performance improvements. New firmware will need to be installed within the Pilot or OpenPort terminal to make use of the new gateway features. Once available, Iridium recommend this software is also installed on any original OpenPort terminals.
Pricing for Iridium Pilot will remain the same as the orginal OpenPort terminal, and will continue to benefit from a 5 year limited warranty and access to the Iridium Global Service Program, providing options for 63 ports worldwide where onboard servicing is available. In addition Iridium Pilot is operational now through AST's Point of Presence (POP) offering full control over traffic.