Thuraya Telecommunications Company, which is noted for producing stunning satellite phones, has launched another satellite phone – Thuraya XT. Thuraya XT is touted to be the toughest satellite phone in the world. This is the only satellite phone in the world, which complies with the IP54/IK03 norms of the International Electrotechnical Commission. This Thuraya handset is designed to withstand extreme conditions. This rugged device is shockproof, dustproof and spill resistant.
Thuraya XT features
The body of this Thuraya satellite phone handset is wrapped in a durable polycarbonates casing. To enhance the ruggedness of the handset, Thuraya XT incorporates two rubber plugs to provide extra protection from water and dust.
The Thuraya XT handset is 128mm long, 53mm wide and 26.5mm thick. It is pretty lightweight, weighing around 193 grams. Thuraya XT flaunts 2-inch display, which supports 262K colors. The brightness sensors built in the display of the handset make it glare resistant. Its high contrast ratio allows users to view the display in direct sunlight, without dazzling their eyes.
The user-friendly menu is designed for easy access to important features. The menu of the handset is similar to the menu displayed in most GSM enabled devices. This phone supports GmPRS connectivity. You can synch your satellite phone to your PC and netbooks. Through the USB port of Thuraya XT, you can browse the internet, sent emails and messages with your PC, from any location, at a data download/upload speed of 15 to 60kbps. It supports up to 9.6kbps fax and data speeds.
To enable users to locate destinations in unknown terrains, this Thuraya satellite handset is equipped with GPS. The GPS Waypoint Navigation, added to this satellite phone, allows users to locate directions from a fixed point to different Waypoints, displaying their respective distances and directions on the go.
Thuraya XT has the longest battery life among satellite phones. The battery of the handset supports up to 80 hours of stand by time and 6 hours of talk time.
To expand its acceptability, this multi featured satellite phones features multi language menu. The menu supports 12 major international languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabian, Turkish, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu and Chinese.