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Low-cost onboard calling with global FleetPhone

Built using the same core module as the successful IsatPhone Pro handheld phone, the new global FleetPhone service is designed to serve a wide range of market sectors – both for primary and back-up voice services.

FleetPhone is ideal for primary voice calls by smaller vessels such as tugs, coastal fishing boats and motor yachts.
It can also provide a reliable back-up for merchant ships, international fishing vessels and oil & gas rigs.

First terminals
FleetPhone also offers vessels the potential for lower-cost crew calling or a separate private line from the bridge.

In addition to high quality voice calls, the service supports SMS texts and has a 2.4kbps data service for sending plain text emails. 

The first two FleetPhone terminals - the Oceana 400 and Oceana 800 - have been designed and manufactured by Beam Communications.

Oceana 800 is an all-in-one global maritime satellite phone featuring:

  • Robust terminal and antenna fit for all weather operation
  • Integrated handset and in-built speaker phone
  • Voice, text, and low-speed data services
  • Additional SIM card for multiple-users
  • Menu options in 8 languages
  • Integration with onboard PBX system
  • Instant tracking via SMS and email messages
  • Bulkhead mounting, and
  • IP54 – dust and splash-proof rating

Oceana 400 features:

  • Slimline, robust terminal and antenna
  • Supports voice and low-speed data services
  • Third party wired & wireless handsets
  • Integration with onboard PBX system
  • Bulkhead mounting, and
  • IP53 – dust and splash-proof rating  

Each phone also supports Inmarsat's free 505 Emergency Calling Service, a short code dialling facility that provides direct access to an onshore Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre.

Please contact AST Systems for more information.

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