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New Iridium PTT capable handheld

By Flightcell International

We recently received news that Land Mobile Radio (LMR) manufacturer Icom has produced a LMR style Iridium Push-To-Talk (PTT) radio. This will be familiar territory for first-responders and government agencies that already use LMR handheld radios. Iridium have their own PTT handheld, the Iridium Extreme, however it does not have a side press button, a top mounted on/off and volume selector, a loudspeaker, or a talkgroup selector.

The IC-SAT100 has been built with interoperability in mind and a planned RoIP gateway will link traditional LMR networks to Iridium PTT networks.

Specifications are:

  • Access to Iridium Push-To-Talk Service
  • One-to-Many Communications
  • Talkgroup Scan
  • Priority Interrupt Calling
  • Emergency Button
  • Vibration Alert
  • IP67 Waterproof and Dust-Tight
  • Built-in Bluetooth and GPS Receiver
  • 1500 mW Powerful Audio
  • Multiple Languages (English, French, Japanese and Spanish)
  • Compatible with Iridium Extreme® PTT Handset
  • Interoperability with IDASTM and Analog Radios Through Optional VE-PG4, RoIP Gateway (Planned)

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