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The Strategic Importance of
    Satellite Phones for
Emergency Communication
                              Lou Altman
    ...
Agenda

Introduction
Review
Satcom Solutions
Q&A
Close

         CONFIDENTIAL   2
So who is this guy anyway?
                   • Industry veteran
                   • Leading spokesman
                  ...
CONFIDENTIAL   4
Total
Communications
   Failures

     CONFIDENTIAL   5
CONFIDENTIAL   6
CONFIDENTIAL   7
CONFIDENTIAL   8
CONFIDENTIAL   9
And now….
Communications
myths….

      CONFIDENTIAL   10
Our radio
system is
robust!
   CONFIDENTIAL   11
Our radio system is
dependable!
        CONFIDENTIAL   12
We’ll use our
cell phones!
     CONFIDENTIAL   13
It’s never happened
before!
        CONFIDENTIAL   14
Etc, Etc, Etc…..

We’ll use VoIP….
We have a ham radio….
We’ve never had a problem with…
We have carrier pigeons…..



   ...
NONSENSE!

   CONFIDENTIAL   16
Who wants to
discuss reality?


      CONFIDENTIAL   17
REALITY……
In most major and many minor
disasters you WILL LOSE your
communications systems:
• Landlines – PSTN, T1, T3, Vo...
Satellite
 phones

   CONFIDENTIAL   19
Satellite phones are not:
• Complicated
• Hard to use
• Heavy
• Expensive
• OPTIONAL!
          CONFIDENTIAL   20
CONFIDENTIAL   21
Satellite phones ARE:
• Highly Reliable
• Functional
• Critical
• Inexpensive
• Mandatory!!!
Most critical device for DR/B...
Then




CONFIDENTIAL   23
Now




 CONFIDENTIAL   24
Satellite phones are
 THE most reliable
  communications
       solution
        CONFIDENTIAL   25
Functionality
B/C, E/M, D/R communications
Daily use in remote locations
Asset tagging and tracking
Geo-fencing and alarms...
Industries
Military, Defense Contractors
Civilian Government
Law Enforcement
Insurance, Fin. Services
Utilities, Power Com...
CONFIDENTIAL   28
What is in a Satellite?




          CONFIDENTIAL    29
Satellite Orbits
Communications satellite orbit the earth at
 a designated distance and trajectory




                  C...
CONFIDENTIAL   31
LEO Satellite Footprint
• Orbiting periods:
  90 to 120 min
• 400 - 2500 miles
• 10-20 min horizon
• 2.5% - 5% of earth su...
How it Works
66 satellites
6 Polar planes of 11 birds
16,832 mph – 100 minutes
Provides global coverage


            CONF...
Each Satellite
Linked to four others
Has 48 spot beams
250 NM in diameter
Footprints overlap
Specific spot beams briefly s...
How it Works
                                                                                                             ...
Cross-link and spot beam technology
 give Iridium…..




 Total global coverage!
                CONFIDENTIAL          36
CONFIDENTIAL   37
CONFIDENTIAL   38
How it Works
40 satellites
876 miles
Gateway to connect calls
Path diversity, bent-pipe
70 degrees coverage
Handsets see m...
CONFIDENTIAL   40
CONFIDENTIAL   41
Globalstar Status
Radiated satellites
S-Band degraded duplex functionality
Coverage gaps
Wait times for service
This is as...
SPoT
Satellite Personal Tracker
Has won multiple awards
120,000 since 11/07
$149, $99, $49, $8.95
Retail stores
Simplex ne...
Globalstar Future
 New constellation
 New gateways, funding, SPoT
 June 2010
 Backwards compatible
 Up to 10 MB data rate
...
A NCILLARY   TERRESTRIAL COMPONENT:
Terrestar
Skyterra
Globalstar
Terrestar – July 6, 500 spot beams, 60 ft.
Skyterra – la...
CONFIDENTIAL   46
GEO Satellite Footprint


• Most GEOs don’t cover poles
• 4 GEOS for near global coverage
• Voice signal - ¼ sec. for roun...
How it Works
Three I-4 satellites:
America, EMEA, Asia
Near global coverage
Global beam covers 1/3 of the earth
19 regiona...
CONFIDENTIAL   49
CONFIDENTIAL   50
CONFIDENTIAL   51
CONFIDENTIAL   52
Service Offered
GMDSS -  global maritime distress and safety services




Fleet: Broadband, 77, 55, 33, Phone
Swift Broadb...
CONFIDENTIAL   54
INMARSAT Coverage




       CONFIDENTIAL   55
CONFIDENTIAL   56
Conclusions
NOT having satellite phones is dangerous
People and assets are at risk
Communications are cut off
Coordination...
Conclusions
Satellite phones work when all else fails
Must be on site before the disaster
Solutions for you and your situa...
Your Take-Aways
Where does Satcom fit into your plan?
What is the value of communications?
What are the most critical area...
Contact
Louis Altman
GlobaFone
2 International Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Office: 603-433-7232
www.satellitephonestraightt...
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  1. 1. The Strategic Importance of Satellite Phones for Emergency Communication Lou Altman CEO, GlobaFone Webinar June 17, 2009 CONFIDENTIAL 1
  2. 2. Agenda Introduction Review Satcom Solutions Q&A Close CONFIDENTIAL 2
  3. 3. So who is this guy anyway? • Industry veteran • Leading spokesman • Tireless advocate • GlobaFone founder CONFIDENTIAL 3
  4. 4. CONFIDENTIAL 4
  5. 5. Total Communications Failures CONFIDENTIAL 5
  6. 6. CONFIDENTIAL 6
  7. 7. CONFIDENTIAL 7
  8. 8. CONFIDENTIAL 8
  9. 9. CONFIDENTIAL 9
  10. 10. And now…. Communications myths…. CONFIDENTIAL 10
  11. 11. Our radio system is robust! CONFIDENTIAL 11
  12. 12. Our radio system is dependable! CONFIDENTIAL 12
  13. 13. We’ll use our cell phones! CONFIDENTIAL 13
  14. 14. It’s never happened before! CONFIDENTIAL 14
  15. 15. Etc, Etc, Etc….. We’ll use VoIP…. We have a ham radio…. We’ve never had a problem with… We have carrier pigeons….. CONFIDENTIAL 15
  16. 16. NONSENSE! CONFIDENTIAL 16
  17. 17. Who wants to discuss reality? CONFIDENTIAL 17
  18. 18. REALITY…… In most major and many minor disasters you WILL LOSE your communications systems: • Landlines – PSTN, T1, T3, VoIP • Cell phones – out or over burdened • Radios – limited scope CONFIDENTIAL 18
  19. 19. Satellite phones CONFIDENTIAL 19
  20. 20. Satellite phones are not: • Complicated • Hard to use • Heavy • Expensive • OPTIONAL! CONFIDENTIAL 20
  21. 21. CONFIDENTIAL 21
  22. 22. Satellite phones ARE: • Highly Reliable • Functional • Critical • Inexpensive • Mandatory!!! Most critical device for DR/BC/EM or remote communications CONFIDENTIAL 22
  23. 23. Then CONFIDENTIAL 23
  24. 24. Now CONFIDENTIAL 24
  25. 25. Satellite phones are THE most reliable communications solution CONFIDENTIAL 25
  26. 26. Functionality B/C, E/M, D/R communications Daily use in remote locations Asset tagging and tracking Geo-fencing and alarms M2M – reporting, monitoring Satellite phones save lives! CONFIDENTIAL 26
  27. 27. Industries Military, Defense Contractors Civilian Government Law Enforcement Insurance, Fin. Services Utilities, Power Companies Oil, Gas, Chemical. Forestry Media, Journalists Maritime –shipping, fishing B/C, E/M, E/R CONFIDENTIAL 27
  28. 28. CONFIDENTIAL 28
  29. 29. What is in a Satellite? CONFIDENTIAL 29
  30. 30. Satellite Orbits Communications satellite orbit the earth at a designated distance and trajectory CONFIDENTIAL 30
  31. 31. CONFIDENTIAL 31
  32. 32. LEO Satellite Footprint • Orbiting periods: 90 to 120 min • 400 - 2500 miles • 10-20 min horizon • 2.5% - 5% of earth surface • Many satellites = global coverage CONFIDENTIAL 32
  33. 33. How it Works 66 satellites 6 Polar planes of 11 birds 16,832 mph – 100 minutes Provides global coverage CONFIDENTIAL 33
  34. 34. Each Satellite Linked to four others Has 48 spot beams 250 NM in diameter Footprints overlap Specific spot beams briefly support a call – 10 minutes 2800 NM diameter All spot beams overlap Satellites hand off calls as required CONFIDENTIAL 34
  35. 35. How it Works 0 L# L #2 #1 NE PA EL PANE AN 2 0 9 2 1 21 0 P 2 1 1 9 2 2 1 8 1 2 6 2 2 2 1 8 2 7 25 5 2 3 3 1 7 2 6 2 7 2 8 2 5 2 4 2 3 1 7 4 30 3 3 7 2 9 3 8 2 1 2 4 12 4 4 40 4 3 0 3 2 3 3 3 4 7 6 1 5 3 1 4 5 2 9 1 2 48 8 4 4 1 1 1 11 1 6 6 40 3 4 3 5 3 2 4 6 6 1 4 1 4 4 5 5 1 5 1 3 4 7 4 1 0 4 2 4 1 6 4 8 4 1 3 6 1 1 4 3 3 5 4 1 4 9 88 4 4 64 4 4 5 1 3 4 7 1 0 4 2 3 7 3 3 3 8 3 1 3 9 9 3 6 2 4 3 4 9 8 4 4 3 7 3 3 8 2 1 3 9 CONFIDENTIAL 35
  36. 36. Cross-link and spot beam technology give Iridium….. Total global coverage! CONFIDENTIAL 36
  37. 37. CONFIDENTIAL 37
  38. 38. CONFIDENTIAL 38
  39. 39. How it Works 40 satellites 876 miles Gateway to connect calls Path diversity, bent-pipe 70 degrees coverage Handsets see multiple satellites CONFIDENTIAL 39
  40. 40. CONFIDENTIAL 40
  41. 41. CONFIDENTIAL 41
  42. 42. Globalstar Status Radiated satellites S-Band degraded duplex functionality Coverage gaps Wait times for service This is as bad as it will be Simplex data works great CONFIDENTIAL 42
  43. 43. SPoT Satellite Personal Tracker Has won multiple awards 120,000 since 11/07 $149, $99, $49, $8.95 Retail stores Simplex network Great device Personal use CONFIDENTIAL 43
  44. 44. Globalstar Future New constellation New gateways, funding, SPoT June 2010 Backwards compatible Up to 10 MB data rate Great deals on hardware Cheap/free, unlimited service ATC CONFIDENTIAL 44
  45. 45. A NCILLARY TERRESTRIAL COMPONENT: Terrestar Skyterra Globalstar Terrestar – July 6, 500 spot beams, 60 ft. Skyterra – launch late 2009 Globalstar – ATC part of new satellites Cell calls over Satcom spectrum CONFIDENTIAL 45
  46. 46. CONFIDENTIAL 46
  47. 47. GEO Satellite Footprint • Most GEOs don’t cover poles • 4 GEOS for near global coverage • Voice signal - ¼ sec. for round trip • Point and click • Variety of applications CONFIDENTIAL 47
  48. 48. How it Works Three I-4 satellites: America, EMEA, Asia Near global coverage Global beam covers 1/3 of the earth 19 regional beams - Fleet, mar. mini-M 228 narrow spot beams Each narrow beam has 630 channels CONFIDENTIAL 48
  49. 49. CONFIDENTIAL 49
  50. 50. CONFIDENTIAL 50
  51. 51. CONFIDENTIAL 51
  52. 52. CONFIDENTIAL 52
  53. 53. Service Offered GMDSS - global maritime distress and safety services Fleet: Broadband, 77, 55, 33, Phone Swift Broadband and Swift 64 Land phone, land portable, ISAT Comms on the move – BGAN 727 BGAN – up to 492k IP, 384k streaming All flavors, all speeds CONFIDENTIAL 53
  54. 54. CONFIDENTIAL 54
  55. 55. INMARSAT Coverage CONFIDENTIAL 55
  56. 56. CONFIDENTIAL 56
  57. 57. Conclusions NOT having satellite phones is dangerous People and assets are at risk Communications are cut off Coordination is near-impossible How do you implement and run your response plan absent reliable communications? So….are you REALLY prepared? CONFIDENTIAL 57
  58. 58. Conclusions Satellite phones work when all else fails Must be on site before the disaster Solutions for you and your situation Test, test, test, train, train, train Include Satcom in your strategic budget The Bottom line? BE PREPARED! CONFIDENTIAL 58
  59. 59. Your Take-Aways Where does Satcom fit into your plan? What is the value of communications? What are the most critical areas of your business? What will keep them running? Budgetary issues aside, what will you buy? How will you test and train? How will you make all of this this happen? Who do you recruit at your organization? CONFIDENTIAL 59
  60. 60. Contact Louis Altman GlobaFone 2 International Drive Portsmouth, NH 03801 Office: 603-433-7232 www.satellitephonestraighttalk.com l.altman@globafone.com www.linkedin.com/in/loualtman http://twitter.com/loualtman CONFIDENTIAL 60
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