[Via Satellite 04-30-2015] Thuraya announced today the availability of the Thuraya XT-PRO satellite phone, which builds off the Thuraya XT phone with new features and functionality.
The new satellite phone leverages the GPS, Glonass, and BeiDou Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) for improved location accuracy. The Thuraya XT-PRO has a talk-time of nine hours, and is resistant to jet-water, dust and shock. According to the company, the new device has the largest screen of any available satellite phone and it features a hardened, glare-resistant Gorilla glass display. The satellite phone also features a dedicated SOS button with advanced navigation and tracking features.
Thuraya is targeting professional users in market sectors such as government, energy, media and Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs). The phone enables communications in areas that are unreached or poorly served by terrestrial means within Thuraya’s network, which covers more than 160 countries. Customers can use the phone with a Thuraya prepaid or postpaid SIM card, or a SIM card from any of the company’s worldwide GSM roaming partners.