--New handheld satellite phone service is now available with Stratos
BETHESDA, MD, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - Stratos Global, the leading global
provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications
solutions, today announced it has reached a milestone of 2,000
IsatPhone Pro activations. Stratos is the first Inmarsat Distribution
Partner to reach this sales milestone for the popular handheld
The 2,000th activation was managed by StratosELITE Partner Tesacom for
the Brazilian Army. The Army's First Division is deploying the
IsatPhone Pro to ensure dependable voice connectivity during its
response to the recent flood disaster in a mountainous region of Rio de
Inmarsat's new IsatPhone Pro is the first product in the Inmarsat Global
Satellite Phone Services (GSPS) family. Among the first 2,000 Stratos
activations are first responders, journalists, oil & gas workers and
government officials worldwide who require reliable, high-quality voice
connectivity in the most remote locations. A circuit-switched data
service at 2.4 kbps will be available on the IsatPhone Pro by the end
of this quarter.
IsatPhone Pro from Stratos also is now available with Stratos ChatCard
for affordable pre-paid calling. Stratos ChatCard is ideally suited for
personal crew calling and for companies with fixed operational budgets.
Customers using the IsatPhone Pro from Stratos benefit from The Stratos
Advantage, a wide range of value-added services that ensure optimal
communications performance and cost efficiency. The foundation of The
Stratos Advantage is Stratos Dashboard, which enables customers to
manage their use of satellite airtime by providing real-time
information on voice and data traffic used, with associated costs.
Stratos Dashboard further enhances the user experience of the IsatPhone
Pro by providing instant provisioning, as well as rebilling and
reporting options to minimize unexpected invoices and potential
financial risk. Stratos Dashboard supports both postpaid and prepaid
To further enhance the IsatPhone Pro's ability to contribute to business
efficiency, Stratos now is successfully testing its AmosConnect
maritime communications application on the platform. AmosConnect from
Stratos is expected to enable IsatPhone Pro users to manage all email,
SMS and interoffice communications.
"Our global facilities and our network of more than 400 Channel Partners
have been working overtime to meet orders for the IsatPhone Pro from
every corner of the world," said Stratos President and CEO Jim Parm.
"As expected, a wide range of professionals understand that this
affordable, reliable service can help them ensure optimal productivity
and safety. They also appreciate our ability to activate their service
quickly and support it with innovative value-added services to ensure
the best possible performance."
Tesacom CEO José Sanchez Elia said, "We are working closely with Stratos
to meet the growing demand for the IsatPhone Pro from all regions in
South America. Once activated, we notice customers value the product's
ease of use, as well as how The Stratos Advantage services help them
efficiently manage the solution." He added, "Customers are selecting us
as their source for the IsatPhone Pro because they appreciate our local
stock of the product, as well as our experienced support professionals
in each country who understand their critical applications."
Inmarsat GSPS' full global coverage is made possible by the
latest-generation Inmarsat-4 (I-4) satellites, which are among the
world's largest and most advanced communications satellites. The I-4s
were designed with IP communications in mind and are optimized to
deliver high-quality and dependable data communications, well into the
About Inmarsat GSPS from Stratos
Inmarsat GSPS from Stratos offers a competitive alternative to the
handheld, fixed and maritime phone solutions now available in the
marketplace. The services offer high-quality voice connectivity via
small, affordable equipment - ideal for remote workers in the energy,
mining, government, media and first-responder communities. More
information is available at www.stratosglobal.com/isatphonepro.
About Stratos ChatCards
Stratos ChatCards provide an affordable means of separating
postpaid/business traffic from private calls. Stratos ChatCards are
available for all Stratos services, including IsatPhone Pro,
FleetBroadband, BGAN, mini-M, Fleet, and Inmarsat B. The Stratos
ChatCard service is not available for calls originating from the United
States. Physical Stratos ChatCards also are not available for purchase
in the United States.
About The Stratos Advantage
Stratos Dashboard is used by many Stratos customers who deploy Inmarsat
BGAN, FleetBroadband and SwiftBroadband mobile broadband satellite
services. Stratos Dashboard also is widely used worldwide by customers
deploying Inmarsat GSPS from Stratos. The Stratos Advantage value-added
services provide users with cost control, firewall management, full
traffic information, pre-paid facilities, high security options, easy
VPN access, messaging services and a full range of IP options. More
information on The Stratos Advantage is available at www.stratosglobal.com.
Tesacom is South America's leading provider of remote telecommunications
solutions, serving more than 8,500 customers in the government,
maritime, oil & gas, agriculture, first responder, mining,
transportation and military markets. With offices and regulatory
compliance in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Panamá, Peru, Uruguay
and Venezuela, Tesacom offers a wide range of integrated communications
solutions, including satellite voice & data and text messaging. The
Company also offers a full range of value-added applications, including
network integration, asset tracking and control, automatic vehicle
location, vessel monitoring, dispatch and logistics control, and ECDIS
& G-ECDIS integration for civil and military maritime applications.
Tesacom provides 24x7 customer support in Spanish, Portuguese and
English. Please, visit www.tesacom.net for more information.
Stratos is the world's trusted leader for vital communications. Stratos
offers the most powerful and extensive portfolio of remote
communications solutions including mobile and fixed satellite and
microwave services. More than 20,000 customers use Stratos products and
industry-leading value-added services to optimize communications
performance. Stratos serves U.S. and international government,
military, first responder, NGO, oil and gas, industrial, maritime,
aeronautical, enterprise, and media users on seven continents and
across the world's oceans. Stratos is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Inmarsat plc. For more information, visit www.stratosglobal.com.
SOURCE Stratos Global Corporation
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