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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Inmarsat Gets Ringing Endorsement for Data Capability of IsatPhone Pro

Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announced the availability of a range of third-party data applications for its global handheld satellite phone, IsatPhone Pro.

The recently introduced data capability of the IsatPhone Pro, which provides a circuit-switched data rate of up to an effective 20kbps on applications such as plain text email, was in response to the growing demand for basic data connectivity from mobile users equipped with a handheld satellite phone. Inmarsat’s partner network has supported the launch by introducing a range of optimised data applications for the IsatPhone Pro.

Applications from Inmarsat’s partners include: AST Onsatmail; GMPCS/Network Innovations Speedmail; MVS FlyCarrier; SatCom Global Horizon; Stratos AmosConnect; and Vizada SkyFile. A generic solution is also available from GMN Xgate. Most of these applications incorporate compression and acceleration capabilities to optimise the efficiency of the data capability of IsatPhone Pro.

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  • At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks for the info. Now the IsatPhone Pro allows you to use twitter from the handset:

  • At 7:39 AM, Anonymous Matt said…

    Thanks for the post. We provide both Iridium and ISatPhone Pro's and currently our bigger seller is Inmarsat's handheld. The equipment is more cost effective and the airtime plans have more flexibility for people who don't use their phones that often. Inmarsat's satellite network is stable whereas some of our customers are complaining that at certain times of the day, Iridium service is better than others. This could be an indication of service degradation.

  • At 7:57 AM, Anonymous matt said…

    Out of all the satellite phones on the market, the ISatPhone is the most cost effective option and in my opinion, the service is better as well. Iridium equip is expensive and the service options don't have flexibility.


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