Satellite Phone or
Personal Satellite Device?

Satellite devices for isolated and remote workers are more effective than regular satellite phones.  

For virtually the same price, a satellite device can provide a suite of advantages compared to a regular satellite phone.

Learn more about satellite devices for isolated workforces:

  • Backed by 24/7 dedicated safety monitoring from Telelink
  • Available gas detection for confined spaces
  • Man down and no motion detection
  • Location services that track you at key checkpoints
  • And of course, two-way communication

Learn more about satellite devices for remote workforces. Download our guide below to compare leading technology options, all vetted by the safety experts at Telelink.

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Satellite devices for remote workforces

Telelink provides unbiased advice on satellite devices for your organization's unique needs. Unmatched monitoring service for 24/7 coverage on every employee device.

Panic button

Easy and discrete panic buttons. Send an alert with the tap of a button.

Man down alerts

Sophisticated technology picks up subtle movements of sitting or driving to avoid false positives. Only alert true man down events.

Cellular & satellite coverage

Two-way communication in any location or environment through cellular and satellite options.

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Satellite phone vs. satellite device

A satellite phone is a portable radio transceiver that sends and receives voice and data signals via satellites. You can use a satellite phone to make calls send text messages and access the internet. For our purposes, we refer to a satellite device as a more robust option for remote workers. With a satellite device, you get the same two-way communication capabilities, plus you get detailed GPS location coordinates, gas detection, a panic button, man down and no motion detection, and real-time monitoring.

Who uses a satellite device?

Isolated workers, remote workforces, or lone workers all use satellite devices quite frequently. In the Oil & Gas industry or the Utility industry, it is common for these groups of employees to carry personal satellite devices when they work in the field. A threatened meter reader can avail of the panic button, a field worker with a twisted ankle can take advantage of GPS location services, a lineman may be saved by a no motion alarm after falling from a bucket truck, and a maintenance technician may be saved from a carbon monoxide exposure with gas detection functionality. There are endless uses for satellite devices when your organization employs people who work alone or in isolation. 

Choose the right satellite device for your needs

Choosing the right device for the needs of your workforce can be overwhelming, especially if you are unfamiliar with the technology. That's why Telelink steps up as an unbiased advisor to help you find the best tech for your isolated workers and employees. Most satellite devices we have vetted, such as the Garmin Inreach are small enough to carry around as a personal device. We also have a suite of apps, panic buttons, and wearables to help keep your employees safe. Get in touch today to find the perfect fit for your organization.

Monitoring your most valuable assets

Perhaps the biggest advantage of partnering with Telelink for your worker safety initiatives is the 24/7 safety monitoring and custom escalation procedures. After Telelink helps you source the best technology for your employees, we help you build a custom escalation procedure. That means, if an employee sends a distress signal, our safety monitoring team can action the signal in real time. We can dispatch emergency services, notify a manager, or execute an entire call tree. When an incident happens, every second counts. Telelink's safety monitoring team boasts 911 response times.