The Globalstar Qualcomm 1600 is the original Global star phone and the first wireless phone in history to provide total global coverage. The Globalstar QUALCOMM GSP-1600 Tri-Mode satellite phone is the ultimate wireless phone for use in the North America and Caribbean, combining the functionality of a satellite phone with cellular services, all in a single, hand-held unit. Having a modern sophisticated design the GSP1600 uses a retractable antenna to
Globalstar provides clear, secure voice and data communications with standard wireless phone features, such as voicemail, speed dialling and call forwarding. In cellular mode, it can use either CDMA-digital or AMPS-analogue systems, automatically selecting whichever is available. When out of cellular range, all you need do is flip up the satellite antenna, and you are instantly connected to the Globalstar constellation of 48 low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellites, providing their own high-quality CDMA link to anywhere in the world.
The GSP-1600 also comes with a built-in modem for connections to the Internet or private data networks. When connected to a PC or personal digital assistant (PDA), the GSP-1600 allows either asynchronous or packet data links for e-mail, web browsing or other data applications at a rate of 9.6 kbps.
Globalstar Satellite provides solutions for individuals who live and work in areas outside of cellular network coverage, or in places with poor landline services. Satellite calls can be routed directly from the satellite phone to the Globalstar satellites orbiting the Earth. Global satellite service enables users to communicate in many remote or under served regions where wireless or landline networks are limited, non-existent or developing.
Keeping in touch with the office, family or friends couldn't be any easier now with the addition to our range of communication equipment of Qualcomm's Globalstar satellite phone. The handset is slightly larger than a standard mobile phone in size and has a flip face keypad and an extendable antenna, for easy operation and clear reception. Packed into a convenient carry bag with both 240V mains power and 12V car chargers you'll be ready for extended touring and phone access to the world on any of Australia's outback tracks.
Basic charge includes a flat fee for the first week's hire with a reducing daily rate per week after that (see rate card). To that you only need to add your call charges, a statement itemising calls will be forwarded to you usually within 7-14 days post-hire to reconcile your account.
Globalstar is easy to use and provides safety and security if you are travelling independently or when shared amongst a group of friends wanting to keep in touch with home. We have access to numerous handsets to cater for government, industry and commercial needs in addition to individual recreational users.
Data services from Globalstar allow you to go beyond the limits of cellular data services. You can attach your satellite phone to a laptop, computer, or PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) to connect to the Internet and email systems. Users do not have to be limited to using the keys on a phone keypad, and can use all the features and displays of a laptop, computer or PDA (Personal Digital Assistant).
QUALCOMM Globalstar™ packet data service lets you access the Internet or other TCP/IP packet-switched networks through your QUALCOMM Globalstar™ GSP-1600 Portable Tri-Mode Phone. This User Guide provides detailed descriptions on how to configure and use the Satellite Data Kit with your PC, Macintosh, or UNIX computer or PDA.
Several satellites pick up a call, and this "path diversity" assures that the call does not get dropped even if a phone moves out of sight of one of the satellites. As soon as a second satellite picks up the signal and is able to contact the same terrestrial "gateway", it begins to simultaneously transmit. If buildings or terrain block your phone signal, this "soft-handoff" prevents call interruption. The second satellite now maintains transmission of the original signal to the terrestrial "gateway". Additional advantages of using Low Earth Orbiting satellites within the Globalstar system include no perceptible voice delay and lighter / smaller all-in-one handsets. The satellites utilize a "bent-pipe" architecture. On any given call, several satellites transmit a caller's signal via CDMA technology to a satellite dish at the appropriate Gateway. Gateways process calls, then distribute them to existing fixed and cellular local networks. Terrestrial gateways are an important part of Globalstar's strategy to keep key technology and equipment easily accessible and to integrate our services as closely as possible with existing local telephony networks. This makes the Globalstar system and its services simple to manage, expand and improve.
|Operating Frequency:||1616 - 1626.5 MHz, L-Band|
|Duplexing Method:||Time Division Duplex(TDD)|
|Multiplexing Method:||TDMA/FDMA (GSM)|
|Link Margin:||15.5 dB average|
|Power:||0.57 Watts average|
|CEIRP Average:||-1.9 dBW|
|TX Spurs General EIRP:||-60 dBW|
|TX Spurs GNSS 1559-1605 MHz EIRP:||-80 dBW|
|TX Noise GNSS 1559-1650 MHz EIRP:||-70 BW/MHz|
|Mechanical & Environmental:|
|Weight:||4.8 lbs (2.18 kg)|
|Dimensions:||11.5"W x 1.8"H x 11"D
(29.21cm W x 4.7cm H x 27.94cm D)
|Operating Temperature:||-30ºC - 40ºC|
|Input Power:||90-264V AC, 50-60 Hz|
|CC power supply:||12 V DC|