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AST launches email service for IsatPhone Pro

Applied Satellite Technology (AST), a leading provider of global satcomms solutions, today announced the availability of onsatmail, its free compressed e-mail service, on IsatPhone Pro handheld satellite phones.

The service will take advantage of a new data capability for IsatPhone Pro to be introduced by Inmarsat via a firmware upgrade on March 31st 2011. The new circuit-switched data capability will offer an effective data rate of up to 20kbps.

AST also announced today that it has activated its 1,000th IsatPhone Pro.

“AST is delighted to be continuously at the forefront of IsatPhone Pro developments,” said Jason Abbott, Director, AST. “Our onsatmail service is used extensively by customers seeking to send and receive e-mail over low speed data links. We are also delighted to have joined the select group of Inmarsat partners to have achieved more than 1,000 IsatPhone Pro activations.”

Drew Brandy, Director of Land Services at Inmarsat, said: “Our congratulations go to AST for their millennial milestone. IsatPhone Pro satellite telephone was launched with the ultimate combination of global coverage, reliability, functionality and price. The introduction of a very effective data service is yet another element in that combination, and we expect it to generate a lot of interest from users worldwide.”

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All firmware upgrades can be found on ASTs Extranet:

Posted by: @ May 18 2011 3:12PM

Good news! Where I can find software to upgrade Isatphone? thanks

Posted by: Satty @ 18/05/2011 13:51:53