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April 28th, 2011

Satcom Direct... Dealing Them In (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Satcom Direct, provider of satellite voice, fax, datalink and Internet communications solutions, has become a Distribution Partner for Inmarsat’s Global Satellite Phone Services (GSPS), including IsatPhone Pro.

IsatPhone Pro is Inmarsat’s first global handheld satellite phone and was built specifically for the Inmarsat network. It offers satellite telephony, data connectivity up to 20kbps, voicemail, text and email messaging, plus GPS location data that can be viewed and sent in a text message. The phone is dust, splash and shock resistant (IP54) with humidity tolerance from 0 to 95 percent, and it can operate in temperature ranges of -2°F (-20°C) to 131°F (+55°C). IsatPhone Pro has a battery life of up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 100 hours of standby, and the maneuverable antenna allows the handset to be placed on its side for hands-free use with Bluetooth devices. IsatPhone Pro operates globally over the three Inmarsat-4 satellites, which have an expected operational lifespan beyond 2023. These geostationary satellites lend stability to the network connection to minimize the possibility of dropped calls.