The MSAT G2 Satellite Radio


Customers Appreciate MSAT-G2 Mobile Satellite Radio

Naples, FL. – The MSAT -G2 satellite radio by SkyTerra (now part of LightSquared) is a real-time, satellite voice-based service that provides point-to-multipoint and point-to-point communication at the push of a button. The MSAT-G2, designed for use on the MSAT network, is a cost-effective and reliable alternative to land-based two-way radio systems. It supports continent-wide Push-to-Talk (PTT) Satellite Dispatch Radio and Circuit Switched Voice and Data Satellite communications with GPS capability and flexible interconnectivity. There is a wide variety of 3rd party interoperability interfaces as well, extending the reach of traditional Land Mobile Radio technology that doesn’t exist with any other North American Satellite Constellation.

Customers include first responders and other professionals in homeland security, public safety, emergency response, search and rescue, police, utilities, transportation, and more. International Satellite Services’ customers are among those requesting the MSAT-G2 satellite radio. The following features and benefits appeal to these customers.

System Benefits

  • Seamless coverage: Satellites act as one big radio tower for all of North America. Users don’t have to worry about service interruptions associated with roaming because it is all one network.
  • Network flexibility: MSAT terminals can be interfaced with existing terrestrial fleet communications infrastructures.
  • Interoperability: Talkgroups can be configured to allow for interagency communications between local, regional, and national emergency response organizations.
  • Faster start-up time reduced up-front costs: Subscribers avoid having to develop, launch, and support their own private networks.
  • Coverage flexibility: The coverage footprint also allows subscribers to expand or reduce dispatch radio coverage as their needs change.
  • Network reliability: Satellite networks perform during emergencies when land-based communications are not available.
  • Secure communications: The network employs the IMBE (Improved Multi-Band Excitation) voice codec approved by the Association of Public Safety Communications. Digital coding and scrambling prevents casual eavesdropping or monitoring of calls.

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