Portable Satellite Push-to-Talk
The IC-SAT100 is the first handheld (SATELLITE PTT) radio that uses the Iridium satellite communication network. Unlike satellite phones, the IC-SAT100 will provide radio services to multiple users with a push of the transmit (PTT) button. It can be used as a communication tool in remote isolated areas where there are no mobile phones or landline network infrastructure, such as mountainous areas, remote islands, and desert areas. Even if terrestrial network infrastructure is rendered unusable by human or natural disasters, satellite communication can provide a stable backup independent from other networks
Satellite PTT (Push-To-Talk) is a portable two-way radio system that uses the Iridium® satellite network. It can be used as a communication tool in remote, isolated areas where there are no mobile phones or landline network infrastructure. Even if terrestrial network infrastructure is rendered inoperable by human or natural disasters, Satellite PTT via the IC-SAT100 can provide a stable back-up, independent from other networks. Unlike satellite phones, IC-SAT100 users can immediately start talking to all the radios in the same talkgroup, with just a push of a button
PTT Talk Groups
A Talkgroup is a term used to describe a group of Push-to-Talk handset-radios that operate on the same channel. What's unique about Iridium PTT is the ablity to drag and drop radios into specific talk groups via the command center portal. The end user can define locations of operation in the portal where the radios will operate. While the PTT service is 100% global, the actual service areas are one or more bordered regions drawn on a Google map inside the portal. All these functions are created by the subscriber and instantly implemented in real time.
Talkgroups are based on square kilometer size. The actual square kilometers can be spread into many service regions anywhere on the planet. A Talkgroup can have any number of phones assigned to it. Pressing the PTT button on the ICOM handset will communicate to all handsets in whatever Talkgroup(s) the handset is assigned to.
For one low monthly fee, you get unlimited talk time. What could be more cost effective than using a highly functional radio network with no towers to maintain, operates all over the globe, and can be rolled out immediately for a fraction of the cost of traditional radio systems?