Briefs: Satphone provides hot spots for responders

Mar 29, 2006

Eagle Broadband has expanded its line of satellite phones with a new unit that can provide a satellite "hot spot" for emergency crews at disaster scenes.

The Houston communications tech firm said Wednesday its SatMAX Alpha ECS makes it possible to quickly establish wireless satellite voice and data communications that also merges with the local land-line telco system.

The result is instant global communications without the need for line-of-sight connections.

"We wanted to add a complete, portable, all in one package, solution to our SatMAX product line to allow for quick communications in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist activity," Eagle Chief Executive Officer Dave Micek said in a news release. "During a crisis, it is critical to have the flexibility of a reliable 'deployable instantly and anywhere' phone communications system."

Alpha ECS is Iridium based, portable and resistant to adverse weather conditions. The standard minutes plan can be upgraded, Eagle said.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: AT&T earnings unchanged, but revenue grows in 1Q

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Recommended for you

Bloomberg invests $5M in solar-powered lamp

11 hours ago

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation has announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp designed for use in off-grid populations in Africa.

Research shows impact of Facebook unfriending

13 hours ago

Two studies from the University of Colorado Denver are shedding new light on the most common type of `friend' to be unfriended on Facebook and their emotional responses to it.

User comments : 0

More news stories

Old tires become material for new and improved roads

(Phys.org) —Americans generate nearly 300 million scrap tires every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Historically, these worn tires often end up in landfills or, when illegally ...

Mantis shrimp stronger than airplanes

(Phys.org) —Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp, a team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside, in collaboration with University of Southern California and Purdue University, ...

Volitional control from optical signals

(Medical Xpress)—In their quest to build better BMIs, or brain-machine-interfaces, researchers have recently begun to look closer at the sub-threshold activity of neurons. The reason for this trend is that ...