b' Vehicle to vehicle communication with friends, family and emergency services Vehicle to base station communications if necessary.with scheduled timings for message relays One such device is the Zoleo satelliteand remote travellers to check in their communicator, which is a compact andlocations durable mobile satellite device. Water and Networks broadcast track information, dust resistant, the app includes functionsweather and safety warnings and can also such as GPS location sharing, unlimited SOSprovide a vital link in search and rescue messages, phone contacts access, weatheroperations functions, long messaging of up to 920 Optional service for HF radio telephone characters and seamless two-waymessaging that automatically switchescalls direct from your vehicle to a landline betweenmobile and satellite coverage.Satellite Telephone Zoleo operates on the Iridium network,which is the largest and most technologi-Satellite phones (Satphones) have been cally advanced satellite network in the world,around for some time and gradually have claiming 100 percent coverage. It providesbecome more affordable, portable, compact a 24/7 emergency monitoring service thatand easier to operate. Unlike radios using can provide your exact GPS coordinates tofrequencies and mobile phones using towers emergency services.for signal, satellite phones use orbitingsatellite networks for connection. Satphonesprovide global, private communication tolandlines and mobile phones, as opposed toopen broadcast radio communication. Four satellite networks to choose from;Iridium, Globalstar, Thuraya and Inmarsat Choice of airtime providers with varyingconnection plans and airtime charges Research all the alternatives beforesigning up All satphones can direct 000 in anemergency Satphones have functions similar tonormal mobile phones Satellite phones can be hired for out-back trips Easier to use than an HF transceiver, asatellite phone can be operated by any-one in an emergency Staying in touch with family is easy asyou can be called using a telephoneGPS SolutionsNew technolgies and clever devicesare rapidly providing additional solutions Zoleo for remote travellers to remain in contact Communicator23'