Satellite operator Thuraya, which provides its services in more than 140 countries in Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Europe, released a case for the iPhone called SatSleeve. With this enhancement, the mobile device from Apple can be turned into a full-fledged satellite phone.
In addition to the main components, the device is equipped with a lithium-ion battery 2400 mAh, emergency call button, built-in microphone and speaker. With the SatSleeve you can make calls and send SMS-messages in places where there is no signal of mobile operator networks. Call friends and family can be, even in Antarctica or the middle of the Indian Ocean.
“While the iPhone only supports terrestrial networks, SatSleeve will allow users to enjoy the ubiquitous coverage, even in the most remote corners of the planet. SatSleeve help employees stay connected companies working in remote areas, researchers, mountaineers, and just lovers of outdoor activities. This is perfect for parties long expeditions departing deep into uncharted territories that are not served by mobile operators, “- told the developers.
Thuraya hopes that business customers from industries like mining minerals and gas, agriculture, government and emergency services interested in low-cost alternative to existing communication systems. Satellite phones typically cost more than $ 1,000, while the nozzle SatSleeve will cost “only” $ 700.
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