The ClientSAT Seastar Maritime bundle – overview.
This is a great solution for marine operators who need affordable yet quality voice & SMS as well as email communications whilst on board. The main handset will facilitate voice & SMS. Automated geo-fencing with “in or out of area” alerts can be sent via SMS as well as emergency SMS alerts to vessel owners or other trusted contacts. Location details are included in the SMS. Calls can be handled on the SeaStar base station or via the cordless handset on the boat. A computer or smart device can be used for emails via the Optimizer without fear of unauthorised data usage. There is no risk of crew web browsing or Windows updates to chew up your data.
The Thuraya satellite closest to Australia is based just west of Singapore 37,000 KMS above the equator. You will need to see a clear line of site “look up angle” (above the horizon) in that direction. If that path is not visible due to buildings, mountains heavy foliage etc. then the phone will need be relocated so it can see the satellite that angle and direction. Thuraya use Geo-synchronous satellites which are always in the same position relative to the Earth. The darker blue area on the map indicates service available, the lighter blue indicates service possible. Source Thuraya.com
Thuraya Maritime Big Bundle
ClientSAT recommends the $79/ month plan for the Seastar units.
This is fantastic value as it includes $400 of monthly usage.
As an example this could be 200 x 2 minute calls or 80Mb of data or 800 text messages, probably a combination of these depending on circumstances but still to the value of $400! (These rates apply when calling standard Australian mobile phones or landlines. Higher rates apply to other services.)
So included satellite phone usage equates to just $0.20 / minute or included satellite data usage for just $1.00 / Mb. Full rate details are shown below.
The phones will be supplied with local Australian mobile numbers 04XX XXX XXX so when calling them the caller will be charged at their normal “calls to mobile rates”. People usually have included usage bundles on their mobile phones, so when using within bundle call allowance on a mobile phone they would effectively be calling the satellite phones at no out of pocket expense!
GmPRS 60kbps/15kbps down/up
Circuit Switch Voice Yes
RJ 45 LAN port One
RS 232 Serial port Yes
SIM card holder Yes
RJ11 extension Yes
3.5mm audio o/p Yes
Mini-USB port Standard USB2.0 for software upgrade
DC power connector 10.8 to 31.2V
Distress alert Yes
E-mail via laptop Yes
Restricted dialing Yes .. Go/No go lists can be compiled
GPS Built in Position reporting Yes
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