SINGAPORE, 16 JUNE 2010 Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, yesterday launched its new global handheld satellite phone, the IsatPhone Pro, in a global premiere at CommunicAsia 2010.
According to Inmarsat, the phone offers up to eight hours talk time and up to 100 hours on standby. The handset has secured an IP54 rating and is dust, splash and shock resistant. It is also capable of operating from -20 deg C to +55 deg C, which is the widest temperature range of any satellite phone.
Targeted primarily at professional users in the government, media, aid, oil and gas, mining and construction sectors, Inmarsat said the IsatPhone Pro offers high-quality satellite telephony, text and e-mail messaging. Location data can also be viewed and sent in a text message, the phone manufacturer added.
With the promotional incentives at launch, our US$500-600 IsatPhone Pro is a game changer', said Andrew Sukawaty, chairman and CEO of Inmarsat. This phone gives us price and performance leadership for the remote environment market.
IsatPhone Pro will undoubtedly shake up the global handheld market, said Helen Stalker, commercial director for Global Satellite Phone Services at Inmarsat. It's the best overall proposition in the market. It meets all the fundamental user requirements and Inmarsat provides the best channel support in the industry. We have worked with the best developers, manufacturers and logistics providers to bring IsatPhone Pro to market. And through our 13 distribution partners worldwide, the levels of customer service and support are unrivalled.
The distribution partners for IsatPhone Pro are AST, China Telecom, Evosat, Korea Telecom, MCN, MVS, Network Innovations, NSSL, RRSat, Satcom Global, SingTel, Stratos and Vizada.
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