Based on the delivery schedule outlined by Beam’s customer, the entire order will be supplied during the second half of FY’19. Beam will have the capacity to accelerate deliveries on request. The success of the Iridium GO!® is largely due to its capability to enable satellite connectivity to an Apple or Android smart device, via WiFi. With the Iridium GO! app, users can make phone calls, send SMS, post on Twitter or activate SOS, in the event of an emergency, when configured.
Michael Capocchi, Beam Communications CEO, said that this is now the fifth order received by Beam since commercial delivery of the product commenced in mid-2014, taking the total orders for the Iridium GO!® product to 35,000 units. This further order reflects the increasing end-user demand for the device and the utility it provides to customers requiring a global voice, messaging and SOS solution all in one single unit. The Iridium GO! allows users, such as everyday fishermen, hikers, remote travelers, off roader’s and grey nomads to communicate over the Iridium network in remote locations where terrestrial connection is unavailable. The unit is robust, lightweight and compact design makes it easy for any user to grab and go and connect anywhere in the world.”
Charles Werb, an adventurer and publisher of Outer Edge Magazine, has had the opportunity to take the Iridium GO! with him on four expeditions to date. Antarctica in 2016, Solomon Islands in 2016, Russia in 2017 and Iceland in 2018. When asked about the Iridium GO! device, Web said that the Iridium GO! has become an integral part of his communication set up and the ease of operation allows him to keep in touch with his ground crew, media and family while away. The Iridium GO! is a fantastic addition to an explorer’s “MUST HAVE” list of items to carry.