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GIT Satellite Becomes Iridium Certus Service Provider to Further Support

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Government Customers

January 26, 2023


GIT Satellite Communications (GIT) announced today that it has become an Iridium Certus® service provider and will support U.S. government customers with hardware platforms, airtime, and data services.

A long-time Iridium® government service provider for narrowband voice and data services, GIT has now expanded its offering with Iridium Certus global satellite L-band broadband and midband connectivity. In addition to GIT's present airtime service plans, the company offers voice and data compression software to support the most efficient Iridium Certus application solutions for DoD users.

"2023 will be an exciting year for GIT with the addition of Iridium Certus' mission critical capabilities for government and the modern warfighter," said GIT Satellite President and CEO Ginger Washburn. "We look forward to providing this critical connectivity to further support government and DoD personnel."

"For more than 20 years, GIT has been a reliable and trusted partner delivering Iridium satellite communications equipment and service to a diverse array of government and commercial customers worldwide," said Scott Scheimreif, Executive Vice President of Government Programs, Iridium. "With the addition of the value-added Iridium Certus capabilities to their portfolio, GIT will continue to play a critical role in supporting DoD and U.S. government personnel."

Whether in high-risk combat zones or during inclement weather events, the Iridium network provides uncompromising satellite communications that keep users connected when it's needed most. Iridium Certus terminals enable U.S. government users to securely connect remote assets to respective command and control in a cost-effective and secure manner, from anywhere in the world.

GIT Satellite Communications has more than 20 active years of experience in the satellite communication industry and continues to support and promote innovative, cutting-edge satellite technology. The company provides sophisticated and reliable customer service performance to DoD, U.S. federal government, and enterprise organizations. As a developer of value-added solutions, GIT provides a diverse and comprehensive catalog of products, utilizing the Iridium network's global capabilities, for both military and commercial applications.

GIT is also an approved partner for the DoD's Iridium Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS) program, providing Iridium 9575A devices.


Iridium Introduces its Next Generation Satellite IoT Service

Iridium Messaging TransportSM (IMTSM) simplifies the development of satellite IoT services

December 21, 2022





Iridium announced the service introduction of Iridium Messaging TransportSM (IMTSM), a two-way cloud-native networked data service optimized for use over Iridium Certus® and designed to make it easier to add satellite connections to existing or new IoT solutions. IMT provides an IP data transport service unique to the Iridium® network, designed for small-to-moderate-sized messages supporting satellite IoT applications. Integrated with Iridium CloudConnect and Amazon Web Services (AWS), the new service can reduce development costs and speed time to market for new Iridium Connected® IoT devices. IMT has been highly anticipated by Iridium’s partner ecosystem and is currently available for the Iridium Certus 100 service with introduction on Iridium Certus 200, 350 and 700 planned for the first quarter of 2023.

As a connectionless messaging service for Iridium CertusTM modules, IMT aligns with current established server-device message constructs using hubs, Pub/Sub or queues, depending on application platforms. The IMT service can be used by a customer application that is ‘store and forward’ or has small amounts of data traffic that does not require a persistent connection between servers, utilizing an Iridium Certus terminal. Whether it’s machine-to-machine (M2M), emails, weather updates, transactions, or group communications, IMT enhances two-way messaging to and from anywhere in the world.