Low-cost onboard calling with global FleetPhone


Built using the same core module as the successful IsatPhone Pro handheld phone, the new global FleetPhone service is designed to serve a wide range of market sectors – both for primary and back-up voice services.

FleetPhone is ideal for primary voice calls by smaller vessels such as tugs, coastal fishing boats and motor yachts.

It can also provide a reliable back-up for merchant ships, international fishing vessels and oil & gas rigs.
First terminals

FleetPhone also offers vessels the potential for lower-cost crew calling or a separate private line from the bridge.

In addition to high quality voice calls, the service supports SMS texts and has a 2.4kbps data service for sending plain text emails.

The first two FleetPhone terminals – the Oceana 400 and Oceana 800 – have been designed and manufactured by Beam Communications.

Oceana 800 is an all-in-one global maritime satellite phone featuring:
• Robust terminal and antenna fit for all weather operation
• Integrated handset and in-built speaker phone
• Voice, text, and low-speed data services
• Additional SIM card for multiple-users
• Menu options in 8 languages
• Integration with onboard PBX system
• Instant tracking via SMS and email messages
• Bulkhead mounting, and
• IP54 – dust and splash-proof rating

Oceana 400 features:
• Slimline, robust terminal and antenna
• Supports voice and low-speed data services
• Third party wired & wireless handsets
• Integration with onboard PBX system
• Bulkhead mounting, and
• IP53 – dust and splash-proof rating

Each phone also supports Inmarsat’s free 505 Emergency Calling Service, a short code dialling facility that provides direct access to an onshore Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre.

Contact your AST Account Manager for further information.

About Applied Satellite Technology

Part of the Gardline Group of privately owned companies, AST was established in 1992 with a background in providing communications solutions to the offshore oil and gas exploration industry. Recently celebrating its 15th year anniversary, the company has enjoyed tremendous growth in providing equipment to both the land and marine sectors including provision of satellite airtime.

AST currently operate on an international basis from two UK offices, with a further four offices based in South Africa, Singapore, Australia and the USA.

AST contribute their success and growth to their ability to offer customers a complete ‘one stop’ service combined with hard won specialised experience, a professional approach and a thorough understanding of customer needs.

AST South Africa

Donna Coleman
(+44) 1493 416 565