Satellite Beach, Fla. (April 26, 2011) – Satcom Direct, provider of satellite voice, fax, datalink and Internet communications solutions, announces it has become a Distribution Partner for Inmarsat’s Global Satellite Phone Services (GSPS), including IsatPhone Pro, which targets the corporate, government, and military aviation industries, maritime, emergency response and media outlets, as well as recreational users travelling to remote locations with limited cellular and data network coverage.
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.
“By becoming a Distribution Partner for Inmarsat’s IsatPhone Pro, we are able to give our customers the latest innovation in global handheld satellite communications and provide them with the superior customer service, 24/7 technical support and affordable satellite phone equipment and service they have come to expect from Satcom Direct,” said David Greenhill, President of Satcom Direct. “We are committed to developing exclusive applications and nurturing partnerships to ensure we deliver solutions to fit the growing needs and requirements of our customers, now and in the future.”
“Satcom Direct is a valued distribution partner for other Inmarsat services, and we are delighted that they are adding IsatPhone Pro to their portfolio,” said Chris D’Aguiar, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Inmarsat. “IsatPhone Pro represents the ultimate package of price and functionality, and we are excited about Satcom Direct introducing this service to their customers in some key market sectors around the world.”
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.
The IsatPhone Pro handset and accessories are available through the Satcom Direct Satcom Store and can be ordered online at www.satcomstore.com or by calling 321.777.0771.
About Satcom Direct
Founded in 1997, Satcom Direct is the leading innovator of satellite voice, fax, and broadband data service solutions for business and general aviation, military, government, emergency response, media, and other industries that demand secure and reliable global communications. Its primary product, Global One Number®, is an advanced connection service for aeronautical, maritime, and land mobile applications that makes satellite communications as reliable and simple to use as ground-based telephones. Satcom Direct’s extensive product portfolio also includes Aero VSM, Aero X®, FlightDeck Freedom™ (FDF), One View™, Plane Simple®, Satcom OnSite, and SD Flight Tracker; Inmarsat’s Classic Voice, Swift 64, and SwiftBroadband; Iridium Aero Services; and ViaSat® YonderSM Ku-band Mobile Broadband. For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail email@example.com, or call +1.321.777.3000. To view Satcom Direct’s portable satellite communication equipment and services, including satellite phones and BGAN units, visit www.satcomstore,com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +1.321.777.0771.
Inmarsat plc (LSE: ISAT) is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. The company's services are delivered through a global network of more than 400 distribution partners and service providers operating in 100 countries. For the year ended 31 December 2010, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$ 1,171.6 million (2009: $1,038.1 million) with an EBITDA of US$696 million (2009: $594.2 million). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.