Iridium OpenPort Wins Award

Global Telecoms Business (GTB) has awarded its 2009 GTB Innovation Award to for excellence in Wireless Network Infrastructure Innovation. The award recognizes the groundbreaking OpenPort system, the world’s first and only global high-speed voice and data service for the maritime market.

Ithas a small, light weight, convenient on- deck location. It does not require a stabilization platform and is virtually maintenance free. With no moving parts, the array improves up time , lowering the total cost of operations. OpenPort delivers up to three phone lines for simultaneous use and features always-on data with speeds up to 128 kbps – on an all-IP backbone.