The SatSleeve family is growing. Thuraya unveils the sleek SatSleeve Hotspot and the new SatSleeve+

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot and the upgraded Thuraya SatSleeve+ on September 15th, 2015 as a result of the tremendous success enjoyed by our first SatSleeve models, launched in 2013.

With the new models, the audio has been routed through the smartphone, allowing users to talk and hear directly on their smartphone. This gives customers the option of using the smartphone either docked or undocked from the SatSleeve providing further accessibility and ease of use.

Moreover, we have made the SatSleeve setup more convenient by needing only a Wi-Fi connection to link your smartphone to the satellite unit.

Two models

SatSleeve Hotspot: For customers who prefer to use the smartphone separated from the satellite unit. The Hotspot stand is included in the package.

SatSleeve+: For customers who mostly prefer to use the smartphone docked to the SatSleeve+. A universal smartphone adaptor is included in the package.

How will this new setup work

  1. Download the new Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot application (orange colored icon) from the App Store or Google Play onto the smartphone
  2. Turn on the new SatSleeve Hotspot or SatSleeve+
  3. On the smartphone go to the Wi-Fi settings and connect to the satellite unit (SATxxxxxxx); the default password is 12345678 and can be changed in the settings
  4. Open the new SatSleeve Hotspot app (orange color icon) on the smartphone and it is ready to go

Key features

  • Audio is routed via the smartphone (the satellite unit can be separated from the smartphone within a Wi-Fi range of up to 30 meters)
  • Phone calls, SMS, emails and instant messaging in satellite mode
  • Social media apps in satellite mode
  • Basic web browsing (for example via Opera Mini – set Data in ‘Advanced Settings’ to ‘low’ or use Textise.net to load websites in text only mode)

The SatSleeve Hotspot comes with a dedicated stand which is included in the package.
The SatSleeve+ comes with a universal adaptor capable of holding smartphones from 58-85mm in width; also included in the package.

Both products are new generation models and earlier models of the SatSleeve cannot be upgraded to the new models.

The SatSleeve Hotspot and SatSleeve+ are now available. To place your order write us at info@satellite-communication.com !