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Iridium Intros Global Satellite Fax Service

By | March 25, 2004

      Arlington, Va.-based Iridium Satellite LLC announced the launch of a new satellite fax service that will permit its subscribers to send and receive faxes from any location in the world. The service would work with standard fax machines as well as be able to connect with Wi-Fi networks.

      Fax calls are routed through Iridium’s global constellation of 66 orbiting satellites. The new service also supports a broad array of data capabilities, including text-based e- mail through the Iridium phone and an attached fax machine.

      The Iridium fax service supports inbound and outbound faxes through a “UniHub” interface developed by Bethesda, Md.-based On-Go, a global wireless service provider, Iridium officials said. The UniHub is a plug-and-play system that extends the functionality of Iridium satellite phones to include fax and other data services, such as Wi-Fi integration.

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