The ICOM IC-SAT100 is an Iridium PTT satellite phone with a large front-mount 1500mW speaker 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. Here are some of the other key features of the ICOM IC-SAT100:
The IC-SAT100 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-SAT100 was purpose built for PTT and has many clear advantages:
For a detailed comparison of the ICOM IC-SAT100 and Iridium Extreme PTT handsets, see our feature comparison.
The IC-SAT100 has a plethora of 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:
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-SAT100 does not support telephony functions so these features of the service plan do not apply to this particular model.
Important: Telephony mode is not available on the ICOM IC-SAT100.