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June 17th, 2024
Iridium Partner RuggON Launches First Iridium Connected Tablet

MCLEAN, VA.– Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) partner RuggON, a subdivision of Ubiqconn Technology – which is dedicated to delivering the world’s most durable computing solutions – recently launched the RuggON PX501 Iridium Connected™ tablet. Designed for a variety of applications and uses, this ruggedized tablet operates on Iridium’s truly global network in a military-graded housing build, making it one of the most reliable smart tablet solutions on the market.


PX501 deployed in agriculture


The PX501 is a Windows-based solution intended for professionals across several industries, such as oil and gas – including offshore rigs, merchant shipping, law enforcement, non-government organizations (NGOs), agriculture, military, automotive, manufacturing, logistics, and more. This ruggedized tablet can withstand tough environments, while providing workers in the field with two-way data delivery via satellite, messaging, emailing, web browsing, and more, even in adverse weather conditions.


PX501 deployed in field services


“As a leader in providing ruggedized tablets for extreme environments, RuggON continues to deliver cutting-edge solutions that provide best-in-class options for their customers,” said Bryan Hartin, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Iridium. “When it comes to extreme communications, redundancy is essential. With the Iridium Connected PX501, users can confidently venture to even the most remote and extreme locations knowing that if they lose 5G or WiFi 6E connectivity, they will stay reliably connected with Iridium.”


PX501 for manufacturing


The PX501 is embedded with Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®) capabilities, giving users a reliable hybrid network connectivity experience when roaming in and out of terrestrial LTE, 3G/4G/5G, or Wi-Fi coverage. Iridium’s constellation of crosslinked satellites, blanketing the earth with weather-resilient L-band coverage, connects directly to the PX501 from space, making it a unique, reliable and ruggedized tablet experience.

Learn more about the Iridium Connected RuggON PX501 Rugged Tablet

Read the full announcement of the recently launched RuggON PX501 Rugged Tablet


About Iridium Communications Inc.

Iridium® is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. In 2019, the company completed a generational upgrade of its satellite network and launched its new specialty broadband service, Iridium Certus®. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit