Satellite Phones

Satellite Phones

Small handheld satellite phones are very practical and inexpensive, so are ideal for backup communication and safe room applications when operating in piracy areas.

In addition to providing a low cost communication solution using either fixed airtime or using pre-paid cards, the phone can be provided with docking stations to provide additional features such as GPS position reporting and connection to additional standard telephone handsets.

Safe room piracy solutions need to consider the benefits of choosing the correct options, such as dual function antennas (for communication and GPS which can serve as an independent vessel position report), long cables for the antenna mounting (as the safe room is usually located in or near to the engine control room) and a UPS (for power in blackouts).