Global handheld wins sailing innovation award

IsatPhone Pro by Inmarsat has won a maritime innovation award – just eight months after its launch.

Sail Magazine, an American print and online publication for the sailboat world, awarded Inmarsat’s global handheld satellite phone its annual Pittman electronics innovation award.

IsatPhone Pro was selected for its affordability, design, general appeal and utility for cruisers and racers.


“IsatPhone Pro is compact, easy to use and less expensive than other handheld satellite phones,” said Sail electronics editor Ralph Naranjo.

“As a transoceanic communicator, the unit represents one of the most cost-effective satellite communications alternatives on the market today.

“With its competitive pricing and dollar-per-minute usage fees, IsatPhone Pro is well worth a close look.”

High quality

Launched last summer, IsatPhone Pro offers high quality satellite voice, text and email messaging.

It is the most robust handheld satellite phone on the market today, offering:

  • Longest battery life
  • Reliable global coverage
  • Clear voice quality, and
  • Ease of use.

“We are honoured to have received Sail’s Pittman innovation award for IsatPhone Pro,” said Frank August, Inmarsat’s business development director for the Americas.

Sailing appeal

“We always believed IsatPhone Pro would have tremendous appeal for the sailing community and we are very pleased with the enthusiasm and response from the market so far.”

Sail Magazine’s annual awards are named after its late editor Freeman K. Pittman.

FleetBroadband 150 was the winner of the electronics innovation category in the 2010 Pittman awards.

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