Voxer at the forefront of communications
So NASA NEEMO 20 mission was launched, and Voxer hurries up to tell about the first results. The team of the messenger have chosen two representatives to monitor and investigate the possibilities of the product: head of corporate development and one of the co-founders of the company, Jim Panttaja, as well as a Voxer engineer, Paul Phu.
Voxer representatives were divided between two objects of special importance: Mission Control Center and the Science Trailer. The presence at checkpoints will help them to analyze the work of the Voxer messenger and make decisions quickly, if there are changes in the signal transmission.
Recall, that research is conducted under the water in the Aquarius base. Contact with underwater base is established with the help of a five-mile cable, which is attached to a buoy on the coast line. Wind and strong currents are around buoy. What kind of stability can there be?
Voxer reported about successes in NEEMO 20 mission
By July 22 (Day 3 of the mission), Voxer has already fully customized their servers to the requirements of NASA. Initially, the team modified the messenger signal so that the messages reach the underwater base in 5 minutes, but two days later the gap had widened to 10 minutes.
Thus, a closed question-answer communication requires at least 20 minutes. But Voxer messages reach the destination even when the Internet signal is interrupted.
It is worth to thank Voxer messenger, which helped “aquanauts” to communicate with family and friends who are far away on land.
So what is better for Mars?
Voxer experts noted that with such a delay in the delivery of audio messages, it is more appropriate to use text messaging. Where from was such a conclusion drawn?
20 minutes – a sufficiently long period of time. This forces the participants in the conversation to send a long and heavy audio messages, thus further delaying the communication. As for video communications, the situation is even more difficult.
But thanks to the constant work of the Voxer team on improving communication, installation and configuration of various additional systems, the messenger has become an integral link between the “Earth” and “Mars.”