Lightweight terminals - the size of a notebook
computer - are available to access and use
the mini-M service, which will operate in
the harshest environments
Inmarsat's mini-M comes in a range of configurations
to cover mobile, payphone, vehicular, maritime
and large antenna requirements
The mini-M service can be cost-effective in
many cases when compared to international
hotels, as well as the international roaming
rates charged by cellular phone service operators.
Further savings are possible with mini-M where
a large antenna is used.
||Resembling a notebook
PC in size, the terminals weighing around
2kg. Mini-M can also be deployed for road
vehicles and aircraft.
Battery power typically yields up to two and
half hours of talk time. The batteries can
be easily recharged using car lighter sockets
and adapters plugged into local power supplies.
Voice encryption is available for confidential
communications with mini-M. Other applications
such as call forwarding, caller number identification,
voice and fax mail are also available with
mini-M. E-mail is another important option
with mini-M using data compression technology.