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Old 06-18-2011, 09:25 PM   #6
HogWild
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Originally Posted by craftycoder View Post
I wonder if we can cut Delorme out of the middle and build an iridium radio cheap and rely on the phone for all of the other computing needs?
Iridium offers a satellite data transceiver module for integrating into custom devices. It's several hundred dollars as I recall. It's a serious challenger to the similar Globalstar (SPOT) module. I'm comparing them to decide which to include in a device I'm developing. Eventually I'd like to add an android app, not unlike what you've created, to add some additional features.

Here's the Iridum module:


And the similar Globalstar (SPOT) module:
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