Sperry's New Satellite Communicator Granted Unrestricted Type Approval

—Literature Available Sperry Corporation's Aerospace & Marine Group's new Satellite Communicator has been granted unrestricted type approval by INMARSAT, following extensive qualification testing as a Standard A, Class I Ship Earth Station.

The Sperry Satellite Communicator meets the SATCOM requirements of a wide range of vessels from pleasure craft, fishing boats, offshore oil industry support vessels, to oceangoing ships of all types.

Features include a new, compact, lightweight antenna, below decks equipment offering sophisticated interface options, operator-friendly operations, and space-saving compactness.

Operator/terminal interface is based on simplicity. A step-by-step menu-driven system guides even the beginner through all operating procedures.

Because the operator's console of the Satellite Communicator functions as an easy-to-use word processor, telex messages can be drafted and reviewed easily before transmission.

Optional features include: remote indicators to alert shipboard personnel to incoming traffic and system status; automatic position polling, which allows a shore authority to interrogate the system for an upto- date position report without operator intervention; dual-voice interface to facsimile equipment, computer modems, remote telephones, and PABX; high-speed data transmission; and control unit work space memory expansion.

Sperry offers an optional ruggedized personal computer with the Satellite Communicator. This permits cost-effective traffic and data transmission at 1200, 2400, or 9600 baud over satellite voice channels, and accommodates more economical electronic mail. The Satellite Communicator assures more efficient and effective fleet management through reliable, instantaneous, and secure communications between ship and shore.

The Aerospace & Marine Group of Sperry Corporation manufactures a full line of high technology marine products including gyrocompasses, autopilots, radar, automatic radar plotting aids (CAS), steering systems, stabilization systems, and navigation aids. Products are distributed and supported through an extensive worldwide network.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 110,  Nov 1985

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