Beam’s Inmarsat Product Range Receives Approval for Sale in Japan
[Satellite TODAY 09-28-12] Japanese regulatory authorities have approved Beam Communications’ entire range of Inmarsat-based products for sale in the country’s markets, Beam announced Sept. 28.
Japanese law requires all equipment sold in Japan that emits Radio Frequency (RF) to be tested and granted Japanese Type Approval, commonly referred to as a “Giteki” or “Ninsho” certification. In addition, before sale, equipment must be certified for electrical safety and carry a “PSE” mark.
Beam said it has successfully completed the testing of all of its Inmarsat IsatDock Docking Stations for the IsatPhone Pro Satellite Handset along with the four Terra 400/800 and Oceana 400/800 terminals to support the Inmarsat FleetPhone and LinkPhone services. These approved terminals will be sold through Inmarsat partners such as JSAT Mobile Communications, Japan Digital Corporation and SatCom global.
“There is an ever increasing need for emergency communications in Japan, the approval of these Beam Inmarsat products will extend the use and coverage of the Inmarsat services across fixed site, mobile and maritime applications” JSAT Mobile Communications President and CEO Eiichi Yoda said in a statement.