The R290 is the most compact satellite phone to be announced, weighing only 350g. This dual mode phone also has a built-in modem for data and fax communication at 9.6 kbps in GSM mode and is prepared for 7.2 kbps in satellite mode. Ericsson r-290 phone enable users to make calls virtually anywhere in the world.
This Globalstar satellite phone provides comprehensive coverage in both GSM and satellite mode wherever Globalstar offers its services. Where there is no cellular coverage, limited roaming or capacity limitations, the phone can switch to satellite mode ensuring connectivity. Similar to GSM roaming, the R290 requires only one subscription for both cellular and satellite usage. Users need just one mobile phone, one mobile phone number and will, depending on the service provider, have the possibility to receive one bill to cover both satellite and cellular calls. The phone can be set to operate in four modes: satellite only, satellite preferred, GSM only and GSM preferred. Users can select the most appropriate setting for their needs.
Ericsson R290 is a combined GSM and satellite phone with Globalstar, it was made in the UK by Swedish company Ericsson. The Globalstar antenna is a foldable antenna with the same length as the whole telephone, the telephone is black.
The R290 is targeted at users for whom it is essential to stay in touch. For example, those who work and travel in areas that do not have cellular coverage. The majority of users are people who to a large extent work and travel within their national boarders or territory. The satellite phone is very popular among the professionals on the move. In addition, the compact size of the phone attracts many other users, for example those who participate in active leisure pastimes such as hiking, adventure travel or sailing.
Phone ensures almost global connectivity combining the leading digital technology, GSM, with global satellite technology in one compact, robust, handset. The R290 extends mobile connectivity enabling people to communicate easily and effectively - when and with whom they wish. As users demand more from mobile technologies, r-290 satellite pohone is the next logical step for anytime, anyplace communication.
A range of useful accessories that simplify and help usage in different situations complements the phone. For example, the R290 has a car kit, including a handsfree option, so that it can work in both modes via a combined car-mounted satellite and GSM antenna. Also, specially developed for the R290 are a portable handsfree and two types of carrying cases.
r290 satellite telephone is somewhat larger than pure GSM phones. At 162 mm x 62 mm x 39 mm and a weight of 256 g, and has relatively brief battery life compared with pure GSM phones of its generation. Because it uses a non-standard battery voltage, its charging connector is not one of the types commonly seen on other Ericsson handsets.
Globalstar puts the outback well and truly on the map with 100% coverage right across Australia, including up to 200 nautical miles from the mainland and Tasmania.
One of our customers spent four weeks away down the west coast of Tasmania. He was able to keep the batteries charged for 3 people using a flexible solar panel, 12 volt battery (as a reservoir when clouds pass over) and a regulator. During the four weeks they
The R290 provides comprehensive coverage in both GSM and satellite mode wherever Globalstar offers its services.
Where there is no cellular coverage, limited roaming or capacity limitations, the phone can switch to satellite mode ensuring connectivity.
Similar to GSM roaming, the R290 requires only one subscription for both cellular and satellite usage. Users need just one mobile phone, one mobile phone number and will, depending on the service provider, have the possibility to receive one bill to cover both satellite and cellular calls.
The phone can be set to operate in four modes: satellite only, satellite preferred, GSM only and GSM preferred. Users can select the most appropriate setting for their needs.
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 Ericsson'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.
Thank you for choosing the R290 satellite/cellular phone, the revolutionary mobile phone that helps you keep in touch with the rest of the world. Read this handbook thoroughly to use your phone safely and correctly. The R290 hand-held satellite/cellular phone, hereafter throughout this manual referred to as “your phone”, literally puts the world at your fingertips. Yet, the technology built into the phone allows you to receive and send phone calls from remote areas of the world where there are no landline telephone systems or cellular services. When you make a call your phone transmits a signal to a constellation of 48 satellites, in orbit 1414 kilometers (900 miles) above Earth. Call signals are sent back to earth through regional gateways and enter landlines to your service provider who forwards the signal to the number you dialled. This simple method of reflecting signals to and from the Globalstar satellites ensures that Globalstar offers a seamless, dependable network with consistent high-quality phone transmission worldwide. Your phone is designed to roam remote areas of the world with you, whether you are travelling for international business, for pleasure, or in an emergency situation. Your phone will be a valuable communication tool whether you are a vacationer on holiday, a world business traveller, or a member of a geological survey, disaster relief, or search and rescue team. Whether you are a scientist, an explorer, or a retired person living out your dream of travelling around the world, you are no longer limited by ordinary telecommunication systems which may be inconvenient or out of reach. Your phone operates in two modes: • Globalstar mode - allowing you to place satellite calls from remote areas. • GSM mode - providing reliable, less expensive cellular service when available. Your mobile phone sets a new standard for others to follow while meeting the highest standards for durability, service and sound. It comes packed with features that help you stay in touch with the world.
|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|