The sat coverage is good, using the iridium network.
The satellites were assembled at the South Price Road facility (old Motorola Strategic Electronics Division building). Some of my closest friends did most of the assembly. Lots of funny stories from those days. Although Iridium was a flop from a general consumer market standpoint, it was remarkable in terms of technological achievement and I know the people that worked on it were understandably proud of their work. I'm thrilled that it's still in use today and the next generation is currently being developed.Not that this is relevant to the post, but my mom worked at the old Motorola Plant in Mesa, AZ (Alma School Rd IIRC), Anyways, I got to do a tour with her when I was 13 or 14 and they were working on the iridium sat's at the time. I think I still have a poster of the satellites that I got that day stashed somewhere. I got to view one of the satellites in progress (behind a clear window viewing space, behind a clean room, inside a clean room, next to a clean room, of course). That's all, carry on
Primarily, the method is cheaper, with the unit being $300 and the monthly service being $30, which includes 100 sms.Hi Scott. How does the unit differ to the new 9555? We were sending/receiving sms upto 1000 characters to phone and email om our handset. It was great for parents and friends back home especially when we entered and exited Afghanistan.
We keep the cabs at freezing while driving. This keeps the cameras acclimated and also keeps the occupants in enough gear for safety.What do you need to store them in when not using them? I can't imagine going from inside a warm moist cab of a vehicle out into the elements would be good for them.