Product Reviews: Cellular Solutions

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Siren Marine Monitoring System Pixie/Sprite

PROs:

  • Internal 48 hour reserve battery
  • Global GSM coverage
  • Reports to email

CONs:

  • Android app still in development (October 2014)

Inmarsat IsatPhone 2

PROs:

  • Dedicated tracking button with variable interval settings
  • Car adapter, micro USB, and wrist strap included in box
  • Dust, splash and shock resistant (IP65, IK04)

CONs:

  • Bluetooth does not support a keyboard
  • Tactile keyboard, (not QWERTY)
  • Slow data services

Maretron SMS100

PROs:

  • • Programmable alerts (alarms or warnings)
  • Six band GSM modem
  • Easily interchangeable mini-SIM card

CONs:

  • Only works with Maretron devices

Delorme inReach SE

PROs:

  • Free Earthmate App for tablets and smartphones
  • Colour screen with predictive text
  • Waterproof/dustproof IP67

CONs:

  • Cannot show maps, tracks, and routes

Intellian v60G VSAT communications system

PROs:

  • Built in GPS for fast satellite acquisition
  • Gyro free satellite search capability
  • Uplogix compatible

CONs:

  • Monthly rates for broadband services can be expensive

Telus Smart Hub

PROs:

  • Internet access up to 7.2 Mbps over 3G and 4G networks
  • Mobility on the water
  • Mobility on the water

CONs:

  • Requires a SIM card and Telus service plan
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