Handheld satellite phones utilize satellites to communicate with landline, cellular, or other satellite phones. By communicating through satellites, responders are able to coordinate rescue and recovery efforts in remote locations where there are no landline or cellular networks or in areas where existing networks are overloaded or out of service.
Find this project in the FEMA Authorized Equipment List and InterAgency Board Interactive Standardized Equipment List.
AEL Category, Title, Number, and Project:
AEL Category: 06. Interoperable Communications Equipment
AEL Title: Phone, Satellite Portable
AEL Number: 06CC-03-SATP
SAVER Project: Handheld Satellite Phones