Certus 700 Annoucement

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 development of Iridium Certus 700 capability will allow Certus terminals to receive data from the satellites at speeds of up to 704 Kbps which is progressing very well and at this time we expect Beta trials to start in Q3-2019 and commercial availability is scheduled for December 2019. As a reminder, this enhanced downlink capability will be available to all existing Certus terminals once a free-of-charge Firmware upgrade is carried out on the terminals. This new capability will make all Certus terminals the fastest L-Band devices in the market.

These are exciting times for Iridium, and we are very happy to have you as a partner as we break new ground in Mobile Satellite communications.

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.

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.

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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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.

Iridium GO! Firmware Update v2.1.8 Available Iridium Short Burst Data Now Supported

While this firmware release is not mandatory, it is recommended that the upgrade be performed as soon as possible to ensure the best end user experience.

A new firmware release for the Iridium GO!® is now available, which allows Iridium Short Burst DataSM (SBD) to be supported. With the core component of the Iridium GO! being the Iridium Core 9523 Transceiver, Iridium GO! has always been capable of supporting Iridium Short Burst Data. This new release enables the Iridium GO! to be provisioned to send/receive short bursts of data via SBD; effectively extending the Short Burst Data capability to smart devices through third party applications, which are custom built with the Iridium GO! SBD API.

Please note, that while the Iridium GO! supports multiple Circuit Switched Data (CSD) applications, when utilizing SBD, only one SBD application is allowed due to the provisioning and API design.

 

Iridium Advisory RESOLVED OpenPort: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 22:40 (GMT)

Advisory Info: Resolved Advisory
Service(s) Impacted: Iridium OpenPort® Services – Iridium OpenPort® Voice , Pre-Paid Services – Pre-Paid , SMS and Paging Services – Paging Services , Telephony Voice Services – Telephony Voice Service , Voice Supplemental Services – ATS , Voice Supplemental Services – Credit Card Calling , Voice Supplemental Services – Crew Calling and Voice Supplemental Services – Voicemail
Service(s) Status: Operational
Event Time: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 22:40 (GMT)
Comments: This is a service advisory from Iridium. As of the above time, issues with Iridium OpenPort® Services – Iridium OpenPort® Voice , Pre-Paid Services – Pre-Paid , SMS and Paging Services – Paging Services , Telephony Voice Services – Telephony Voice Service , Voice Supplemental Services – ATS , Voice Supplemental Services – Credit Card Calling , Voice Supplemental Services – Crew Calling and Voice Supplemental Services – Voicemail have been resolved. An Event Summary will be provided shortly to inform you of any impact that may have occurred.

MVS Ready for Iridium CERTUS Maritime AND Land

MVS USA Selected by Iridium to Deliver CERTUS High-Speed Data and Voice Service

Company Developing a New Platform, FLEXX, to Deliver CERTUS to Partners, Providers and End-Users

Hawthorne, New Jersey, January 25, 2018 – MVS USA Inc., a leading satellite communications solutions provider, today announced the signing of an agreement with Iridium Communications that will enable the company to deliver the Certus data and voice service using its new FLEXX platform in development. Certus is Iridium’s new, secure, worldwide high-speed data network designed to dramatically enhance global satellite service. The service is powered by the new Iridium NEXT constellations of satellites, recently launched by SpaceX.

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