Icom IC-SAT100

Icom Australia Pty Ltd
Saturday, 01 January, 2022


Stay connected, with push-to-talk, one-to-many satellite communications

Whether you’re working in a remote area where there is no communications infrastructure or need communications during an emergency or disaster where all the communications are down, the IC-SAT100 has your back.

This satellite push-to-talk, one-to-many, handheld radio is born from a collaboration that combines Icom’s over-60 years expertise and knowledge in the radio industry with Iridium’s satellite experience, providing a professional radio communications solution that will enable you to communicate whenever you want and wherever you are in the world.

Satellite push-to-talk lets you stay connected, even in the most remote parts of Australia or the Pacific ... in fact, this is the only push-to-talk device that would enable someone standing on the South Pole, to speak with someone standing on the North Pole with the push of a button. It is truly global push-to-talk.

Using satellite push-to-talk, you can communicate with other IC-SAT100 radios assigned to the same Talk-Group. The coverage area of a Talk-Group is selectable from five sizes. The smallest talk group covers 100,000 square kilometres. For perspective, Tasmania is about 64,000 km2. The largest talk group is 2.25 million km2, which is bigger than the state of Queensland.

The Iridium constellation consists of 75 satellites (66 of them are operational satellites and 9 are in-orbit spares) and is in low earth orbit, approximately 780 kilometres above the earth. Low earth orbit provides strong signals, fast connections and low latency through smaller antennas and has lower power requirements. Most other satellite networks use geostationary orbit, which is about 35,000 kilometres from our planet. Iridium’s network uses L-Band frequencies, which are more resilient to weather than the frequencies used by most geostationary orbit networks, providing reliable communication even in adverse conditions, in the air, on the sea or on the ground. In space, each satellite is cross-linked to four others, providing redundancy and advantages in reliability and resiliency.

The best part is that there is no infrastructure required. The IC-SAT100 is a perfect communication tool for governments, humanitarian and multinational organisations, energy exploration expeditions and adventurers. It suits any users that need communication in remote or isolated areas, or for emergency assistance where terrestrial communication infrastructure is damaged or does not exist.

C-SAT100 users can immediately start talking to all the radios in the same Talk Group, with just a push of the transmit button This means that someone standing on the North Pole could talk to someone standing at the South Pole. There is no other two-way Push-To-Talk device that can do this.

The IC-SAT100 is incredibly durable and reliable. It was built and tested to MIL Standard 810 and features IP67 waterproofing and dust protection. The supplied BP-300 lithium-ion battery pack provides 14 and a half hours of operation and the USB port allows for charging on the run. This radio has advanced encryption standard (or AES) 256-bit, providing extra security in communication. There is also a short-data message function, built-in Bluetooth, an integrated GNSS receiver, an SMA type antenna connector for an external antenna as well as an AquaQuake™ function that clears water from the speaker grill.

To get started, all you need to invest in is the radio terminals and airtime. Communication rates are typically charged at a flat rate through a monthly plan and carry no additional call charges. The fees differ depending on the coverage area or talk-groups. Icom have a comprehensive range of accessories available for the IC-SAT100, including speaker microphones, handsets and more.

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