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ICOM IC-SAT100M PTT
ICOM IC-SAT100M Fixed Mount Satellite System

ICOM IC-SAT100M PTT

Part Number: IRID-ICOM-PTT-2
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Icom IC-SAT100 PTT Device
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The ICOM IC-SAT100M is a fixed-mount Iridium PTT satellite phone solution designed for both in-building and in-vehicle applications.  It comes ready with everything needed for in-building applications with a pole-mountable antenna but an optional AH-40 magnetic-mount vehicle antenna is also available.  Standard on the IC-SAT100M is a large multi-function 1500mW speaker/microphone that is purpose built for noisy environments. A left-side PTT button and knobs on top of the handset for controlling volume and Talk Group selection make the user experience similar to operating Land Mobile Radios. The IC-SAT100M is designed specifically for in-vehicle and in-building applications.  Unlike other fixed mount satellite solutions, the IC-SAT100M does not require expensive coaxial cable runs to the external antenna unit; the ICSAT100M connects to the antenna unit via standard ethernet cable.  Here are some of the other key features of the ICOM IC-SAT100M:

  • Operates in extreme cold and heat: -22°F to +140°F (-30°C to +60°C)
  • Global Iridium coverage
  • Top-facing knob allows easy switching amongst up to 15 Talk Groups.
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS receiver
  • Fully interoperable with Iridium Extreme PTT handsets and the iMatrix bridge for mobile radio equipment.
  • IP67 Ingress Protection Rating (for external antenna RF unit) allows 1 meter deep water submersion for up to 30 minutes.
  • Meets the 810G military standard.

Comparison of IC-SAT100M to Iridium Extreme PTT

The IC-SAT100M is a PTT-only satellite phone which cannot make "private" phone calls to fixed or cellular numbers. By comparison, the Iridium Extreme PTT can make "private" phone calls, but only after switching from PTT mode to telephony mode. That said, the IC-SAT100M was purpose built for PTT and has many clear advantages: 

  • The IC-SAT100M is a fixed-mount system in an of itself, including an ethernet-connected external antenna, or an optional low-profile magnetic mount antenna; and Iridium Extreme PTT solution required purchase of a separate dock, coaxial cable, and antenna.
  • The IC-SAT100M has the ability to record up to 8 minutes of conversation. This allows someone in a noisy environment to replay the last few incoming transmissions. The Iridium Extreme PTT doesn't have this capability.
  • The IC-SAT100M has a bright orange Emergency Button that instantly transmits an alarm in the Priority Talk Group. The Iridium Extreme PTT doesn't have this capability.
  • The IC-SAT100M handset can simultaneously send a 100-character text message to all other IC-SAT100 handsets on the current Talk Group. The Iridium Extreme PTT doesn't have Texting-over-PTT capability.
  • Android phones connected via Bluetooth to an IC-SAT100M can participate in texting-over-PTT using a special app.

Available Options for the IC-SAT100M

The IC-SAT100M has optional accessories.  If the option you are looking for is not already in the list of RELATED ITEMS below, please let us know. Here are a few: 

  • Antenna (AH-40) for in-vehicle use.  4.9 ft. (1.5m)
  • External Speaker (SP-30): 20W rated input power (30W max input) external speaker
  • External Speakers (SP-35 / SP-35L) with 6m cable
  • Headset (VS-3) Bluetooth headset 

Iridium Push-to-Talk Service Plans

Unlimited push-to-talk communications are included for a low monthly fee. Both 3-month and 12-month initial term commitment plans are available. Each subscriber organization has its own PTT Command Center web portal. This allows the subscriber organization's administrator to quickly and easily adjust the boundaries of talk groups by simply placing circles, rectangles, and other controls on a map. A Talk Group can be formed from multiple contiguous or non-contiguous areas that can be located in different states or even different countries. For example, part of a talk group area could be located in Tennessee and another part in Texas and another part in Alaska -- and the talk group boundaries can be changed as often as desired in a matter of moments by the PTT Command Center administrator. 


*As mentioned earlier, the IC-SAT100M does not support telephony functions so these features of the service plan do not apply to this particular model.

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