SkyTerra provides wide-area wireless communications on land, sea or in the air, in North America, Central America, northern South America (Venezuela and Colombia), and the Caribbean and up to 250 miles offshore.
The MSAT satellites operate in a similar manner to a cellular microwave repeater, but have a much greater range. Using the MSAT spot beam technology, SkyTerra offers superior coverage and capacity. This technology turns all of North America, Central America, northern South America, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and up to 250 miles offshore into a single, digital communications cell. As a result, SkyTerra can deliver to users in its coverage area advanced and affordable wireless communications from anywhere to anywhere, on land, at sea, or in the air.
Ligado has recently rebranded its MSAT G2 Mobile Satellite Radio to the MSATe. The MSATe retains the same transceiver electronics and antenna equipment as the G2, but now comes with a new and enhanced HA40 master handset and a redesigned enclosure for improved product longevity. The PTT handset features a two-inch color display with automatic day/night detection and a proximity sensor that allows for automatic switching between remote speaker and private audio. The upgraded mechanical design includes durable aluminum housing with electrical protections on the connectors and an LED power indicator. The MSATe is completely downward compatible and interoperable with all MSAT radios and talk groups.
SMART – Satellite Mutual Aid Radio Talkgroups
SMART talkgroups, where one radio broadcasts to many users, provide essential interoperability between a variety of organizations and agencies in the coordination of disaster response.