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Introducing the IC-SAT100M Satellite PTT Mobile radio

by Ian Lockyer 7 Aug 05:51 UTC
IC-SAT100M Satellite PTT Mobile radio © Icom

The IC-SAT100M is the world's first satellite PTT mobile radio and uses the Iridium satellite communication network. Designed to be used either in-building or installed in vehicles / vessels, the IC-SAT100M provides a global radio service to users with the push of a PTT (Press to Talk) button. It can be used as a communication tool in remote and isolated areas where there is no mobile phone or land-based radio network infrastructure. Also, in the event that radio or cellular network infrastructure may be rendered unusable by human or natural disasters, satellite communication can provide a stable and reliable backup solution.

The IC-SAT100M Satellite PTT mobile radio uses the Iridium satellite network in the same way as its handheld counterpart, the IC-SAT100 handheld. The system uses 66 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Iridium satellites that provide broader, more reliable network coverage compared to Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit (GEO) satellites. As part of a satellite two-way radio system, an organisation can get wide-area global coverage across the whole earth, including the Arctic and Antarctic. So someone at the North Pole could talk to someone at the South Pole, there is no other two way PTT system that can do this.

The IC-SAT100M has been designed for use inside a building as well as in-vehicle and on vessels. Whereas the handheld can be supplied individually (e.g. first responders, engineers, security) the mobile can be used as a base radio in a building. Installation of the IC-SAT100M in a building is straightforward, and you can use LAN cable (Maximum 100 m, 328 ft) to its antenna. Alternatively, by using a PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch (for power supply to the antenna) and IP network, you can install the IC-SAT100M more effectively up to a maximum extension of 400 metres. The radio can also be used to support other users by being installed in a vehicle or a vessel. By attaching the AH-40 antenna on the roof, you can use the radio in a vehicle. The IC-SAT100M has Bluetooth capability allowing hands-free operation while driving. By adding a third-party antenna cover over the AH-40 you can make the whole installation look more covert.

With a VE-PG4 RoIP gateway, the IC-SAT10M can interconnect with other two-way technologies including IP phone, WLAN, LTE, digital*/analogue radios, and other communication systems. So, this is an ideal solution for those who want global communications while being able to connect a local communication network.

The IC-SAT100M is a perfect communication tool for governments, military, border security, coastguard, local government, disaster response teams, humanitarian, multinational, energy-exploration organisations plus any user that need to communicate in remote, isolated areas or for emergency assistance where terrestrial communication does not exist. It can be incorporated as part of a much larger satellite PTT system with its handheld counterpart the IC-SAT100.

For further details about this new product, visit the IC-SAT100M product page on our website.

For pricing and airtime costs contact Icom UK Sales on 01227 741741 or email .

* Guidance about the use of radio equipment in vehicles can be found on our website: The Use of Two Way Radio Equipment in a Vehicle.

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