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Vector Iridium Data Link

The Vector Iridium Data Link (VIDL) is an exciting new product that provides secure, available and reliable two-way voice and data to customers who may find themselves in places that have no cellular coverage … anywhere in the world.

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VIDL-001 - Global Communications w/ Satellite Network

For years, the ability to talk, chat, navigate and share positions in remote locations around the world was limited to high end Military units or those who can afford expensive Satellite system subscriptions. The VIDL is a lightweight, ruggedized new product offering that allows customers to chat, share positions and talk to each other while on the move using the Iridium® Communications network paired with Android mobile devices or Windows devices.

Hikers, Extreme Explorers, All Terrain Vehicle Enthusiasts, Rescue Forces, Boaters, Logistics, Tactical Forces or First Responders in Remote areas and Flyers who find themselves in areas that do not have radio or cellular coverage can still provide their position, chat, talk and navigate anywhere in the world with the peace of mind that they can call or text for help or share their progress globally. Because VIDL uses the Iridium low earth orbit satellite constellation, users can provide their position, chat, talk, and navigate … from pole to pole.


  • True Global Communications with Iridium Push-to-Talk Satellite Network
  • Deploys Quickly without Complex System Architecture
  • Coverage Independent of Ground Infrastructure
  • Integrated GPS Positioning
  • Data Link for Voice, Text and Reporting
  • Built-In AES-256 Encryption
  • Rugged Lightweight Design
  • Easily Integrates with Existing Command-Control Software
  • Unlimited Number of Users Worldwide
  • Fully Exportable to Partner Nations

Key System Advantages

Available Integrated Components

  • Amplified Speaker
  • Compact Iridium / GPS Antenna
  • Alternate Antennas and Mounts
  • Laser Range Finder
  • Network Radio Gateway
  • Alternate Deployable Case Configurations (see V-TACS)
  • ATAK / WinTAK Application
  • Locorum Operations Management Application



  • Audio: U-329, 6-pin circular connector
  • Antenna: 2x SMA (GPS/Satellite)
  • Data: Ethernet Serial Port (sensor data input)
  • Power: MS-3106-12S-3P

Data Sheets

About Parraid

A small products-oriented business, Parraid is wholly devoted to design, engineering, sales, and support of telemetry data systems and tactically oriented mission-critical communications solutions. Rooted in 25+ years of experience, we are proudly headquartered in Hollywood, MD, with a great team, great products, and great clients.


Field Sales Engineer

Felecia Stivers, a native of Rockford, IL, now excels as a Field Sales Engineer at VMA in our Arizona office. Holding a BSEE from Arizona State University, she draws from her extensive background at Medtronic, Orbital Sciences, General Dynamics, and Northrop Grumman.

Specializing in high-reliability applications, Felecia stands out for her proficiency in relationship-building and innovative problem-solving. Whether contributing to medical devices or playing a vital role in rocket launches, her work has had a tangible impact on saving lives and safeguarding the nation.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Felecia enjoys time with her two teenagers, finds joy in travel, and actively engages with her local church. Driven by a passion for helping customers navigate cutting-edge technology, she is committed to delivering dependable solutions in fast-changing environments.


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Karen has been a part of Vic Myers Associates team since February 2023. Prior to her position as People and Culture Specialist, she worked in the Science & Technology field as an HR Manager & Project Lead for SAIC and LANL. In the short time with VMA she has learned a lot and looks forward to knowing our business even better in support of all of our employees. She values her church community, her two sons who happen to be engineers, volunteering, and golf. Karen is located in our Albuquerque, NM office.


Natalie Myers

Inside Sales Administration

Natalie Myers joined Vic Myers Associates in September 2021 and is excited to be part of the team. She received her bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix and prior to her position as Inside Sales Administration she worked in the Hospitality Industry for over 15 years as a Senior Sales Administrator. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends along with watching sporting events, traveling, hiking and cheering on her daughter in dance and basketball! Natalie is located in our Arizona office.


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