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.
Command Center Portal – Service Regions and Talkgroup Interface
The Command Center Portal gives administrators a powerful tool to instantly assign PTT radios to a Talkgroup and create the service regions for that Talkgroup. Radios in a Talkgroup may instantly communicate with other radios in all service regions of that Talkgroup. Service regions can be located anywhere on the globe and are implemented immediately.
Command Center – Features and Benefits
A quick overview to the tools the Command Center provide the subscriber are:
1. Creation of PTT service regions for each Talkgroup on a global interactive map.
2. Name all PTT radios so the transmitter’s name appears on all receivers handset displays.
3. Name each Talkgroup, which also appears on the handset displays.
4. Drag-and-drop all PTT radios onto 1 or more Talkgroup or remove them from Talkgroups.
5. Draw/Update PTT service regions for each Talkgroup at any time (there is no cost to make updates).
6. Create additional administrators for User (read only), Admin (can update), and Super Admin.
Unlimited Talk Time – One Low Monthly Fee
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? Keep people connected to one another anytime, anywhere.