IsatPhone 2 is the latest addition to Inmarsat handheld satellite phone portfolio, offering a range of new features to ensure you stay connected in even the most extreme and remote locations.
IsatPhone 2 is a tough phone for a tough world. The robust handset has been engineered to cope with anything that nature can throw at it – from searing heat to icy blasts, desert sandstorms or monsoon rain.And with fast network registration, an unrivalled battery life offering 8 hours’ talk time and up to 160 hours on standby, you know you can always depend on IsatPhone 2.
What’s more, IsatPhone 2 gives you the excellent voice clarity and call stability you expect from the world-leading Inmarsat network.
Ready: fast network registration in under 45 seconds and unrivalled battery life, with 8 hours of talk time and up to 160 hours of standby time
Reliable: operates over global geostationary satellites ensuring reliable call stability and network connection
Robust: designed and engineered to withstand the most extreme conditions; operates at -20°c to +55°c (larger keypad for easy dialling when wearing gloves); dust, splash and shock resistant (IP65, IK04); humidity tolerance from 0 to 95%
Reassuring: location services, including tracking and assistance button, keep people updated of your GPS coordinates when it matters. Receive notification of inboundcalls even with antenna stowed
Readable: easy-to-use interface with large high-visibility, scratch-resistant transflective display that is readable even in bright sunlight
Inmarsat IsatPhone 2: what differences with IsatPhone Pro?
Design and dimensions
IsatPhone 2’s design is very different from IsatPhone Pro’s. Black, with a rugged design while the former phone is blue and grey, it looks comfortable, elegant, modern and resistant. It is also much slimmer with the following dimensions: 169 x 75 x 29mm (antenna stowed) while the Isatphone Pro is build with larger dimensions: 170 x 54 x 39mm (antenna stowed). However, IsatPhone 2 is heavier than IsatPhone Pro with almost 40 grams extra, which makes it one of the heaviest among the latest satellite phones.
IsatPhone 2’s display offers large high-visibility. It is scratch-resistant and transreflective, which makes it easy to read even when the sun shines bright.
Like IsatPhone Pro, IsatPhone 2 can be used under extreme conditions: the operating temperature ranges from -20°C to +50°C for both phone and the humidity tolerance goes from 0 to 95%. However, IsatPhone 2 is marked as IP65 while IsatPhone Pro is IP54.
Battery life for both IsatPhone Pro and IsatPhone 2 in talking mode is 8 hours, while IsatPhone 2 standby mode is improved and reached to 160 hours while IsatPhone Pro can last 100 hours.
It is possible to use IsatPhone Pro charger on an IsatPhone 2 but this should only be used as an emergency measure. It might indeed speed up battery’s ageing.
|Isatphone Pro||Isatphone 2|
|Battery||3.7 V, 2 600 mAh, 9.7 Wh, Li-ion||3.7V, 3 180mAh, 12Wh, Li-ion|
|Charger||Tenwei ElectronicsTAV01-0501200Sortie : 5 Vcc, 1.2 A||PhihongPSC12R-050(CEL)-RSortie : 5Vcc, 2A|
Services and usability
Users will be satisfied to notice a much quicker registration on the Inmarsat network.
The general interface of the phone is the same as the IsatPhone Pro and is as easy to use. In addition, new options and features have been added to Isatphone 2 such as a programmable assistance button , a real “SOS” tracking button which offers you a new way of sharing your GPS position.
The IsatPhone 2 also allows you to be notified of incoming calls even when your antenna is stowed, although you need to unfold it to answer the call.
To conclude, IsatPhone 2 is a successful advanced version of the IsatPhone Pro which will satisfy user with a need for more resistance and efficiency.
|Satellite telephony:||2.4kbps voice codec|
|Voicemail:||Speed dial 1|
|Supplementary voice services:||Call history
Fixed number dialling
|Text-to-text:||160 Latin / ~74 non-Latin characters
Up to 10 concatenations
Standard and predictive text
|Text-to-email:||160 Latin / ~74 non-Latin characters
Up to 10 concatenations
Incoming email – 160 Latin characters / ~74 non-Latin characters
|Web mesage-to-IsatPhone 2:||Free from message.inmarsat.com|
|GPS location data:||View position
Send as text or email
|Width:||52mm (2″) without antenna
75mm (3″) with antenna
|Depth:||29mm (1.1″) in hand
36mm (1.4″) at deepest point
|Weight:||318g (11.2oz) – including battery|
|Display:||High-contrast colour screen|
|Operating range:||-20°C to +55°C (-4°F to +131°F)|
|Storage range:||-20ºC to +70ºC (-4ºF to +158ºF) (with battery)|
|Charging range:||0°C to +45°C (+32°F to +113°F)|
|Type:||Lithium-ion, 3.7 volts|
|Talk time:||Up to 8 hours|
|Standby time:||Up to 160 hours|
This map is illustrative of IsatPhone 2 coverage. It does not provide a guarantee of the extent of service availability. Please note, Alphasat coverage prioritises the region north of 44°S and service may degrade south of this latitude.