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Sarantel Antenna Featured In New Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone

The Iridium 9555.
by Staff Writers
Bethesda MD (SPX) Oct 23, 2008
Iridium Satellite and Sarantel announce that the Sarantel PowerHelix antenna technology was selected for, and is being built into, the just-released Iridium 9555 handset.

Sarantel develops and manufactures some of the world's most advanced miniature filtering antennas for mobile, wireless and handheld devices. Iridium is a pioneer in the satellite communications industry and is the only mobile satellite services (MSS) company offering truly global, pole-to-pole coverage.

The Iridium 9555 represents a dramatic step forward in innovation and usability for handsets in the MSS sector.

Users will benefit from a host of innovative features, such as a brighter screen, a speaker phone, short messaging service (SMS) and email capabilities, an upgraded mini-USB data port, an internal antenna and significantly reduced form factor. It is also programmable in 14 languages.

"The ability of Iridium to reduce the antenna size, without sacrificing performance, was a critical design element for this revolutionary new handset," said David Schoen, chief technology officer, Iridium.

"Sarantel responded to our challenge by providing Iridium with a highly innovative, technically advanced design for the 9555 antenna. They proved to be a superb technology partner, producing a creative, cost-effective and performance-driven solution."

David Wither, chief executive of Sarantel, said, "We are honored that Iridium selected us to supply the antenna for the 9555. Up until now, the most significant challenge for satellite phone makers has been finding an antenna small enough to make their product attractive while obtaining high enough performance to meet stringent link margin requirements. The pioneering work Sarantel is doing with antenna technology now means that, for the first time, users can benefit from high performance in a small handheld satellite phone package, like Iridium's innovative new 9555."

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