Remote Satellite Solutions is excited to announce that Icom Incorporated, in partnership with Iridium Communications Inc, has launched the world’s first commercially available dedicated push-to-talk (PTT) satellite radio. The Icom IC-SAT100 Iridium PTT Land-Mobile Radio offers real-time communications anywhere on the planet with the push of a button. The device, combined with Iridium’s award-winning service, provides reliable communications beyond the range of trunked radio networks, making it a perfect choice as an emergency backup.
This joint announcement has been greatly anticipated by government agencies, first responders, and law enforcement, who have long expressed a demand for a satellite PTT solution to work with their existing LMR communications.
Bryan Hartin, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at Iridium said, “This new satellite PTT device is unlike anything ever offered commercially in terms of capability, and it would not have been possible without the great partnership we’ve built with Icom, who are de-facto experts and leaders in the LMR industry. Icom has created a small, lightweight, and very high performing radio that’s perfect for LMR users.”
The Icom IC-SAT100 features a compact two-way radio design that enables dispatched personnel to stay connected in even the most remote locations. Its rugged industrial design includes a high-quality 1500 mW audio speaker that can be easily heard in any environment – even ones with high ambient noise. Existing LMR users will find the IC-SAT100 easy to operate and appreciate the real-time, one-to-many communication. The radio is compatible with existing Icom portfolio accessories, as well as the VE-PG4, a gateway feature that integrates with any existing deployed LMR systems. The IC-SAT100 boasts better design, functionality, and coverage than any other commercially available PTT device on the market. The radio works in conjunction with existing LMR networks and can be managed using the Iridium PTT Command Center.
Other features of the IC-SAT100 include:
- Access to the Iridium Push-to-Talk Service
- Compatible with the Iridium Extreme PTT Handset
- Talkgroup Scan
- Priority Interrupt Calling
- Emergency Button
- Vibration Alerts
- IP67 Waterproof and Dust-Tight
- Multiple Language Support (English, French, Japanese, and Spanish)
The Icom IC-SAT100 is now on the market and currently available in our online store. At Remote Satellite Solutions, we’re dedicated to providing our clients with the best communications solutions available. If you’d like to know more about the Icom IC-SAT100 or Iridium’s truly global broadband network, please contact us. Our satellite consultants would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you choose the equipment and network that best fits your needs.