30 April 2015: Inmarsat has launched its first vehicular antenna for the IsatPhone 2, designed by AeroAntenna Technologies.
The new external, vehicle-mounted, active antenna enables IsatPhone 2 users to enjoy high quality, uninterrupted voice connectivity while on-the-move.
Vehicular antennas provide ‘line-of-sight’ to a satellite while a user is travelling in a vehicle, enabling them to maintain connectivity and continue using their satellite phone.
The new antenna kit will be particularly beneficial for organisations that have teams travelling in remote locations, such as NGOs, when staying in contact is essential to their work and safety. It also offers major benefits for oil and gas, mining, utilities, construction and fleet transportation organisations with personnel in-the-field.
“We have seen a very positive response to the enhanced capabilities of the IsatPhone 2 since it was released last year,” said Tim Johnson, Vice President, Enterprise Channel & Portfolio Development, Inmarsat.
“The vehicular antenna represents a powerful accessory for the IsatPhone 2 that will even further enhance the phone’s capabilities and add significant value for our customers.”
The omni-directional antenna features a sleek design and has an ultraflex cable for easy installation, a suction-mount clip for hands-free communication, and a dual USB charger that allows the antenna to be in use while also charging the IsatPhone 2.