Inmarsat’s IsatPhone Pro hand held satellite telephone has been awarded the Pittman Innovation Award in the Electronics category. The Pittman Awards, sponsored by Sail magazine, recognize the most innovative products in the sailboat market. The IsatPhone Pro was selected as a 2011 winner for its affordability, design and general appeal and utility for both cruisers and racers.
“IsatPhone Pro is compact, easy to use and less expensive than other handheld satellite phones,” said Sail electronics Editor Ralph Naranjo. “As a transoceanic communicator, the unit represents one of the most cost-effective satellite communications alternatives on the market today. With its competitive pricing and dollar-per-minute usage fees, lsatPhone Pro is well worth a close look.”
Launched in the summer of 2010, IsatPhone Pro offers high-quality satellite telephony, text and email messaging. It is the most robust handheld satellite phone on the market today, offering the longest battery life, reliable global coverage, clear voice quality and ease of use – all at the most competitive price point in the market.
“We are honored to have received Sail’s Pittman Innovation Award for the IsatPhone Pro,” said Frank August, Inmarsat Maritime Director. “We always believed IsatPhone Pro would have tremendous appeal for the sailing community and we are very pleased with the enthusiasm and response from the market so far.”
Every competing yacht in the 2011 Volvo Ocean Race will carry an IsatPhone Pro.