Satnews Daily
December 31st, -0001

Applied Satellite Technology (AST)... Count On Compression (SATCOM)

[SatNews] A new email service will soon become available for satellite phones...

Applied Satellite Technology (AST) has now made available their onsatmail, the Company's free compressed email service on IsatPhone Pro handheld satellite phones. The service will take advantage of a new data capability for IsatPhone Pro that will be introduced by Inmarsat via a firmware upgrade on March 31st, 2011. The new circuit-switched data capability will offer an effective data rate of up to 20kbps. AST also announced today that it has activated its 1,000th IsatPhone Pro.