The Icom IC-SAT100 is the only Iridium PTT capable Land-Mobile Radio (LMR) offering real-time communications at the push of a button between groups of individuals, each of whom can be anywhere on the planet.
This combined product and service offering provides critical communications beyond the range of trunked radio networks and as an emergency back-up, providing business continuity and security for customers.
The Icom IC-SAT100 can interoperate with existing LMR networks and be managed over the air through the Iridium PTT Command Centre, simplifying device administration.
The industrial, radio-style design that keeps dispatched personnel connected beyond the reach of traditional LMR networks. The IC-SAT100’s commercial availability makes it useful for government agencies, NGOs, first responders, law enforcement, search-and-rescue organisations and businesses.
Of course, this is all going to come at a cost as it is not just a point to point satellite phone call but for situations that warrant it for remote rescue operations, military operations, etc where group communications are vital cost is not often the biggest concern. One also has to wonder about the potential to spy ("authorised" or unauthorised) on these communications when it uses a centrally controlled proprietary communications system. If you fall out of favour with the country providing it, you will also sit with some expensive paperweights...
#icom Iridium and Icom come up with satellite push to talk radio
Real-time communication with anyone on the planet Iridium Communications and partner Icom today announced the commercial availability of the world’s f...