If you need the assurance of get entry to to satellite tv for pc messaging, location monitoring and SOS provider with out purchasing a brand new smartphone, such because the Cat S75 or Motorola Defy 2, Motorola has an answer for you: the Motorola Defy Satellite tv for pc Hyperlink, which it’s pronouncing at Cellular International Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
It is a credit-card-sized tool measuring 70mm through 50mm through 11mm and weighing 70g that incorporates MediaTek’s 3GPP NTN-standard modem to improve Bullitt Satellite tv for pc Attach, plus an eSIM and unbiased GPS. It connects by means of Bluetooth 5.1 to any iOS (14 or later) or Android (10 or later) smartphone, and is a rugged (IP68/MIL-STD-810H) unit with a lanyard and attachment loop so you’ll be able to grasp it spherical your neck or off your belt, or you’ll be able to stay it for your automobile’s glove field in case of vehicle emergencies.
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Usefully, the Motorola Defy Satellite tv for pc Hyperlink, which is powered through a 600mAh battery, is transferable between telephones — so you have to lend the tool to a circle of relatives member who used to be occurring a climbing go back and forth, as an example. The tool has a bodily SOS and site ‘Take a look at in’ button, so it may possibly carry out crucial purposes even if separated from its paired smartphone.
Bullitt Satellite tv for pc Attach (BSC) uses GEO (geostationary) satellites operated through Inmarsat and EchoStar and controlled through Bullitt’s satellite tv for pc community provider spouse Skylo. A textual content message (as much as 140 characters) with location data from a telephone paired with the Motorola Defy Satellite tv for pc Hyperlink and with the Bullitt Satellite tv for pc Messenger (BSM) app put in travels some 22,300 miles to the closest GEO satellite tv for pc and is relayed again to a Skylo floor station, whence it travels by means of a cell or Wi-Fi web connection to its recipient. You’re brought about to obtain the BSM app on receiving your first satellite tv for pc message as an SMS on an ordinary smartphone; replies by means of BSM take the other direction (Wi-Fi or cell to floor station, to satellite tv for pc, to satellite tv for pc telephone).
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SOS help could also be to be had with Bullitt Satellite tv for pc Attach, courtesy of FocusPoint Global, which manages 24/7 monitored reaction facilities that take care of emergency messages and help requests, escalating to emergency products and services as required.
The Motorola Defy Satellite tv for pc Hyperlink shall be to be had in Q2 2023 throughout world shops at $99 / €199 / £99 for the tool handiest. A package deal with a one-year Very important plan (as much as 30 satellite tv for pc messages a month and SOS Help) will get started at $149 / €169 / £149.
“The Defy vary of rugged units have vast attraction, and the Motorola Defy Satellite tv for pc Hyperlink is particularly related to all folks who’ve ever discovered ourselves outdoor of conventional messaging protection.” stated Dave Carroll, vice chairman, strategic logo partnerships at Motorola in a remark. “Including confident connectivity with two-way satellite tv for pc messaging at such an reasonably priced value broadens the attraction of the Motorola Defy vary and we sit up for bringing the Motorola Defy Satellite tv for pc Hyperlink to a brand new phase of cell phone customers within the coming months.”
Motorola Defy Satellite tv for pc Hyperlink specs
|Dimensions||70mm x 50mm x 11mm|
|Bodily keys||energy, SOS & Take a look at In|
|Ruggedness||drop-tested onto metal • IP68 mud/water ingress coverage • MIL-STD-810H (vibration, humidity & salt mist, thermal surprise)|
|Satellite tv for pc connectivity||Bullitt Satellite tv for pc Attach (2-way messaging, location sharing, SOS)|
|Positioning||GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou|
|Standalone capacity||Take a look at In & SOS|
|Value||tool handiest: from $99 / €119 / £99 • with one-year Necessities satellite tv for pc messaging plan (as much as 30msgs/month + SOS Help): from $149 / €169/ £149|