Monday, September 24, 2012

IsatDock Pro Provides High Quality Calls at the Antarctic Polar Station, Russia

“IsatDock Pro was successfully installed and performs well despite the location and the severe environment”Service Manager, Antarctic Polar Station, Russia

The Russian Federation have 5 polar stations with operating personnel over 150-200 during research seasons. The Russian Antarctic Expedition’s main mission is executing the scientific research of Antarctic on the whole. They have many different satellite communication systems in use, such as Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro, BGAN and Iridium. The unique Antarctic landscape allows using the Inmarsat satellite equipment even at 78-79 latitudes. 

High Quality Calls
The dealer JSC ANTARSAT has supplied different type of communication solutions to Antarctic for many years and Beam’s IsatDock Pro equipment that was installed and launched successfully on the Russian Polar Station. The equipment locates in the cabinet of the polar station chief.

The quality of the calls was very high despite the location of the station and the severe environment. Different kind of antennas were tested during the installation process. Voice quality was high in both cases using ISD710 Maritime Active Antenna or ISD700 Fixed Passive Antenna. 

The new solution is mainly used for service communication, for example providing communication between several Polar stations. They also need to communicate with heads and chiefs in the mainland head office as well as with families. 

IsatDock Pro Solution
The IsatDock Pro is an intelligent docking station for the IsatPhone Pro designed to support accessing voice services via Blue- tooth, RJ11/POTS, handsfree speakerphone or the active privacy handset. 

The IsatPhone Pro handset fits securely in the dock which is also key lockable. Other features include phone charging, USB data port, inbuilt ringer antenna and power permanently connected to the dock ready for use.