L-band satellites provide service anywhere on the planet with an open sky! We offer voice & data plans for handheld satellite phones & compact BGAN terminals.
Handheld & BGAN Solutions
Iridium Extreme Handheld Satellite Phones
Reliable two-way global coverage from the toughest handsets on the market. Contact ODN for hand-held phones and service plans. Iridium Extreme combines durability with an unmatched feature set including location awareness and a fully integrated SOS button with emergency response service — all in one compact handset. All equipment is plug-and-play when shipped. Push-To-Talk features are available as well as two-way SMS and short emails. Hardware package incudes all chargers, adapters and user manual.
Ultra-Portable BGAN Terminals
Super-portable, easy-to-deploy data & voice connection from anywhere! Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) delivers data & voice service via Inmarsat L-Band satellites. Cobham EXPLORER terminals are built to withstand extreme conditions like humidity, dust and rain. It can be a perfect solution for those needing low-bandwidth communications in remote locations where portability, ease of setup and low maintenance is a high priority. Provides Up to 464 kbps of data & voice availability from anywhere on Earth
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a set Iridium phones be set up on in private Push-To-Talk group?
Yes. If your organization needs a PTT group within a multi-phone subscription, we can set up that function for you. Additional fees apply.
What kind of availability can I really expect from an Iridium satellite phone??
Iridium phones work via a network of low-earth-orbit satellites that constantly move through the sky and do deliver connectivity from any geographic location. However they should be considered an outdoor device, as they do not work well from inside buildings made of metal and concrete.
What can a BGAN terminal do?
BGAN terminals can access the internet at speeds of up to 492 Kbps & provide VoIP calls from anywhere but the North and South poles. BGAN terminals can also perform M2M (Machine-to-Machine) connections for SCADA functions. They must be “pointed” but the process is very simple & forgiving compared to a dish antenna.
What are the Pros & Cons of a BGAN terminal?
Pros- A BGAN terminal is extremely easy to setup & use in the field for accessing data & voice from very remote locations. There is an audio pointing aid available at the moment it is powered on, making the process of “finding” the satellite easy. For industrial applications & SCADA, they are wonderfully light & easy to mount compared to a conventional VSAT antenna & will withstand any weather. They can fit in a briefcase or a laptop computer bag.
Cons- Due to using L-Band, (lower RF frequencies than conventional VSAT), it can only deliver data speeds of up to 492 Kbps. The cost per Kb is also significantly higher due to it being a specialty satellite service. Consideration must be given to the use & application of a BGAN system to avoid overage fees.
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