Global Satellite USA has launched its first digital voice and data solution that has been customized for offshore applications. For the first time, one can have a digital system that integrates with a satellite phone, a BGAN or Fleetbroadband system, SatCollect, Internet, wireless and GSM in one solution. This unified communication system brings several unique advantages. Firstly, Global Satellite USA deploys a category 5 cable that provides voice, data and power which substantially reduces the amount of cable and weight. This has a huge impact not only on new found space, but also cable management is now much easier to control. Secondly, should the system default in anyway, remote diagnostic is possible and a replacement part or identifying the source of the problem is easy identifiable via the Internet.
The MCG-101, an intelligent Iridium PBX, is a powerful and versatile Iridium communications system for remote locations, oil and gas, and mining applications. The system has an intelligent solution for Iridium satellite phones to operate as a telephone, Internet gateway, GPS device, send/receive SMS and attach to other devices through RS232 or CAN bus. The MCG-101 is daisy chainable so that it can connect with multiple simultaneous communications. Installing the unit only requires power, a SIM card and an external antenna. To connect to the Internet is as simple as connecting your computer to the Ethernet Port.