the SMARTELLITE
In simple terms & Technically speaking

In simple terms

What is it?
The Smartellite. It’s a small, lightweight satellite terminal that you can take with you wherever you go.

Getting started
Simply install the hiSky app on your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device. Then, when you want to make a call, send a message or use email, switch on your Smartellite device.

How it works
The Smartellite will automatically locate a satellite and connect to your mobile device via Bluetooth or WiFi. Log in to the hiSky app, using your unique username and password. You’ll see screens for contacts, phone dialing and call history, along with details of where the satellite is positioned and connectivity status.

Now all you need to do is make your call or send your message via Instant Messaging (IM) within the hiSky app. It’s as simple as that.

call history, along with details of where the satellite is positioned and connectivity status.
Now all you need to do is make your call or send your message via Instant Messaging (IM) within the hiSky app.
It’s as simple as that.

Technically speaking

How it works
The Smartellite leverages new High Throughput Satellites in the Ka-band for greater spectrum availability. As soon as it’s switched on, the device uses its built-in, electronically steered, phased array antennas to automatically locate the satellite, in a matter of milliseconds.

The built-in modem is designed for low-to-medium bit rates and fast acquisition of satellite signals. The hiSky satellite network enables operation by multiple users, and comprises easy-to-use, efficient management tools.

The Smartellite creates a satellite hotspot, communicating via Bluetooth or WiFi with the users’ mobile device, and the fast and smooth transition between satellites in the geosphere ensures that constant voice connectivity is maintained, even on the move.

The app
The hiSky app through which the user communicates is accessed via secure login to the hiSky network. The app supports Instant Messaging (IM), allowing users to send and receive text messages and attachments.

Each contact in the user’s mobile device has a dedicated screen, where all the chat history is saved as part of the app data.

Looking to the future
Our in-house research and development team is continually working to advance and develop our current and additional products.