Australia-based Beam Communications snagged a deal to provide powerful satellite communications services to Russia’s Antarctic Polar station, through the installation of Inmarsat products. The IsatDock Pro was successfully installed in the Russian polar bases in the southernmost continent.
Over 150-200 people are currently staying in the five Russian bases in the Antarctic as part of research expedition and scientific exploration teams. The harsh conditions of the region means these temporary settlements rely on satellite communications to connect with the rest of the world. Some of Inmarsat’s powerful products are already in use like the Iridium system, the BGAN, and the IsatPhone Pro.
The HQ satellite communications provided by Beam have successfully serviced the polar stations. Many of these satellite equipment, especially the antennas, were designed and tested to stand the severe Antarctic environment.
Inmarsat’s latest reach in the South will primarily be used for service communications between polar stations. In particular, the IsatDock Pro is a cutting-edge docking station that can support voice communications through Bluetooth, and included features like a USB port, phone charging, and an active privacy handset. The technology will also facilitate communications between the polar bases and mainland headquarters.
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