Iridium Prepaid Voucher Changes

Iridium 500 Minute Voucher becomes a 600 Minute Voucher
The current 500 minute voucher will become a 600 minute voucher from May 1st, 2019 providing 100 additional minutes to customers at no extra cost. Each voucher will have 36,0000 units instead of the usual 30,000 – NO CHANGES to the burn rate.

Iridium Northern Lights Voucher Price Increase
The price of the Northern Lights vouchers will increase starting on May 1st, 2019. Please contact your MVS account manager for the new price.

Iridium 750 Minute Voucher No Longer Available
The 750 minute voucher will be retired. Do not forget that you can supply the 300 minute 12 month NON RELOADABLE voucher or the 200 minute 6 month Roll Over.

THE MVS TEAM AND YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER ARE READY AND AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

We understand that these changes can be challenging and issued on a very short notice by Iridium Communications. MVS will support you during this process.

Thuraya X5-TOUCH

The Thuraya X5-Touch is the world’s first Android based satellite & GSM phone offering unparalleled flexibility. It runs on the Android operating system and has a 5.2” full HD touchscreen for users who frequently move in and out of terrestrial coverage across a range of market sectors including government missions, energy projects, enterprise communications, and NGO deployments. It offers fast and simple connectivity on the move, in remote areas normally beyond the reach of smartphones.

Android OS

The Thuraya X5-Touch device runs on the Android platform from Google. A range of Google applications and services are preinstalled on your device, for example Gmail, Google Maps, Google Chrome, Google Search and the Google Play Store which gives you access to a multitude of available 3rd party apps

Display

The X5-Touch comes equipped with a 5.2” full HD touchscreen made of glare resistant Gorilla® glass. The toughened glass also works while the display is wet or while you are wearing gloves.

2019 Inmarsat’s Americas Regional Conference

MVS USA had the pleasure to attend the 2019 Inmarsat’s Americas Regional Conference in San Diego, California (March 26th – March 28th). This conference gave us the opportunity for all Inmarsat partners to learn about Inmarsat’s priorities for the coming year across the Aviation, Enterprise, Maritime and Government businesses, and hear about exciting and innovative developments in Inmarsat products and services.

It is exciting to know that the present and specially the future is looking fantastic! The opportunities are endless!

Here is a recap on photos of our amazing week thanks to Inmarsat.

Join us at the Inmarsat America’s Partner Conference

MVS USA will be attending the 2019 Inmarsat’s Americas Regional Conference in San Diego, California (March 26th – March 28th). This conference is an opportunity for all Inmarsat partners to learn about Inmarsat’s priorities for the coming year across the Aviation, Enterprise, Maritime and Government businesses, and hear about exciting and innovative developments in Inmarsat products and services.

The regional conference in San Diego will also give partners the opportunity to showcase how they are using Inmarsat satellite communications to meet their customers’ hardest connectivity challenges. Please note this event is open to Inmarsat partners only.

Contact MVS to setup a meeting:

Zoila Zambrano : zzambrano@MVSusa.com

Thierry Watters: twatters@MVSusa.com

Advisory Info: Maintenance Advisory for Iridium Begin Time: Wed, Jan 23, 2019 17:00 (GMT) End Time: Wed, Jan 23, 2019 23:00 (GMT)

Service(s) Impacted: IWS Provisioning – ATS , IWS Provisioning – Certus , IWS Provisioning – Datamart Reports , IWS Provisioning – Iridium Certus℠ Data Monitoring , IWS Provisioning – Iridium OpenPort® Data Monitoring , IWS Provisioning – M2M , IWS Provisioning – OpenPort , IWS Provisioning – Paging , IWS Provisioning – Prepaid , IWS Provisioning – PTT , IWS Provisioning – Reports/Tracking , IWS Provisioning – SBD , IWS Provisioning – Telephony , SPNet Pro – ATS , SPNet Pro – Certus , SPNet Pro – Datamart Reports , SPNet Pro – M2M , SPNet Pro – OpenPort , SPNet Pro – Paging , SPNet Pro – Prepaid , SPNet Pro – PTT , SPNet Pro – Reports/Tracking , SPNet Pro – SBD and SPNet Pro – Telephony

Comments: This is a maintenance advisory from Iridium. During the time frame provided, Iridium will be performing maintenance on the above mentioned services. Customers may experience degraded, intermittent or even a complete loss of service during the indicated maintenance window. Additional notification will be provided to alert you of any changes in status that occur during this maintenance event.

SCI Annual Convention – Reno, Nevada January 10, 2019 – January 12, 2019

Meet MVS USA at the SCI Annual Convention in Reno, Nevada. We will be presenting the all new CERTUS Iridium MissionLink Terminal.

Thales MissionLINK provides global terrestrial communications coverage, anywhere in the world. Unaffected by weather or landscape, it is the solution to depend on for essential communications wherever your mission takes you.

Whether you operate as part of a deployed force or a single individual, this solution is designed to meet your unique challenges through a simple, adaptable and robust design.

MissionLINK operates using Iridium Certus broadband services over a network of 66 satellites that cover 100% of the globe. The solution utilizes this robust network service to provide highly reliable, mobile and essential voice, text and web communications for fixed sites and mobile users.

Iridium Maintenance Notice Wed, Dec 5, 2018 16:00 (GMT) to Wed, Dec 5, 2018 18:00 (GMT)

Only reporting/data monitoring functionality may be affected. During the time frame provided, Iridium will be performing maintenance on the above mentioned services. Customers may experience degraded, intermittent or even a complete loss of service during the indicated maintenance window. Additional notification will be provided to alert you of any changes in status that occur during this maintenance event.

Iridium Service Advisory. Begin Time: Thu, Nov 1, 2018 20:00 (GMT) End Time: Thu, Nov 1, 2018 23:00 (GMT)

This is a maintenance advisory from Iridium. During the above time frame, Iridium will be performing maintenance on the commercial edge routers. These gateway routers are responsible for Iridium Data Services’ Internet connectivity. Replacement of these routers is a critical step to modernize Iridium’s Internet routing design and improve the overall security of the Iridium network. While no service impact is anticipated, there is a possibility that service could be impacted for up to 30 minutes during the window above. Iridium will do everything possible to mitigate service interruptions during this maintenance.

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MVS assists with Brazilian elections by supplying 1400 Inmarsat BGANs

MVS USA’s team was selected again in 2018 by the Brazilian government to provide satellite connectivity to remote voting centers. This solution was created by MVS to ensure a safe and secured means to transmit local voting results.

In winning the opportunity to once again support the elections in Brazil, MVS continues to cement itself as the ‘Election Company’ within the satellite industry,” said Deborah Deffaa, CEO of MVS USA. “We have the Continue reading

Iridium is changing for all PTT users (without exception) talk timer from 20 to 40 seconds

  • Release is available as of this morning (Oct 11/2018)
  • All new talkgroups are automatically provisioned with the new PTT talk timer
  • Removing and adding a device from a talkgroup on the PTT Command Center will force the update onto PTT devices
  • Devices on existing talkgroups require a ‘Talkgroup Refresh’ to force the update onto the PTT device
  • The new timer will automatically be available on all existing and new talkgroups/devices by November 10th, 201

There may be instances in which the change will take up to 5 hours to process on the talkgroup/device.  Please read through the documentation and let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Finally from now on, all chatter will have 40 seconds to speak.   Hope this will be enjoyed by all, its been done by end user request.