Thuraya X5-TOUCH

The Thuraya X5-Touch is the world’s first Android based satellite & GSM phone offering unparalleled flexibility. It runs on the Android operating system and has a 5.2” full HD touchscreen for users who frequently move in and out of terrestrial coverage across a range of market sectors including government missions, energy projects, enterprise communications, and NGO deployments. It offers fast and simple connectivity on the move, in remote areas normally beyond the reach of smartphones.

Android OS

The Thuraya X5-Touch device runs on the Android platform from Google. A range of Google applications and services are preinstalled on your device, for example Gmail, Google Maps, Google Chrome, Google Search and the Google Play Store which gives you access to a multitude of available 3rd party apps

Display

The X5-Touch comes equipped with a 5.2” full HD touchscreen made of glare resistant Gorilla® glass. The toughened glass also works while the display is wet or while you are wearing gloves.

MVS assists with Brazilian elections by supplying 1400 Inmarsat BGANs

MVS USA’s team was selected again in 2018 by the Brazilian government to provide satellite connectivity to remote voting centers. This solution was created by MVS to ensure a safe and secured means to transmit local voting results.

In winning the opportunity to once again support the elections in Brazil, MVS continues to cement itself as the ‘Election Company’ within the satellite industry,” said Deborah Deffaa, CEO of MVS USA. “We have the Continue reading

Iridium is changing for all PTT users (without exception) talk timer from 20 to 40 seconds

  • Release is available as of this morning (Oct 11/2018)
  • All new talkgroups are automatically provisioned with the new PTT talk timer
  • Removing and adding a device from a talkgroup on the PTT Command Center will force the update onto PTT devices
  • Devices on existing talkgroups require a ‘Talkgroup Refresh’ to force the update onto the PTT device
  • The new timer will automatically be available on all existing and new talkgroups/devices by November 10th, 201

There may be instances in which the change will take up to 5 hours to process on the talkgroup/device.  Please read through the documentation and let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Finally from now on, all chatter will have 40 seconds to speak.   Hope this will be enjoyed by all, its been done by end user request.