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Last Updated: 9/14/2015 4:59:06 PM

Previous SEL Number: 06CC-03-SATM

Description: Satellite communication device, mobile.

ImportantFeatures: Fixed or vehicle configuration.
Cell-type service.
Some systems have 'dispatch' or push-to-talk (PTT) capabilities (e.g. one-to-many).

Operating Considerations: Check recent performance record of provider prior to purchase.
Line of sight to satellite (outside antenna) required.
Consider cost(s) of service.
Consider data versus voice (or both) needs. Data throughput generally very slow for this type of device, and can cause many Internet applications to time out.
Consider long-range planning of service provider/systems long-term viability.
Consider if you will be making international calls (cost and access).

Training Requirements: Core Training: Per Manufacturer's Specifications
Initial Training: Minimal (<1 day)
Sustainment Training: Minimal (<1 day)

Mandatory Standards:

Applicable Standards and References:

  • Law Enforcement: Maritime
  • Law Enforcement: Preventive Rad/Nuc Detection
  • Medical: Point of Dispensing
  • REL: Full Canadian Recommended Equipment List
  • REL: LOS-1, Multi-Agency Intervention
  • REL: LOS-2, Scout/Reconnaissance Mission