TT-3080A Capsat Messenger
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The TT-3080A Capsat Messenger is your best choice for a truly portable high-speed data terminal. It is a unique tool for fast world-wide communication.

The terminal has the following interfaces: Euro ISDN, USB, two RJ11 jacks for fax and phone, standard RS 232 interface, PCMCIA interface and audio ports for headphones and tape input.

The high-speed data rate of the Capsat Messenger and the Euro ISDN interface makes it possible to browse on the Internet, connect to your Local or Wide Area Network, transmit real time and store & forward video conferencing, send pictures and broadcast quality voice.

All of this is made possible by plug & play applications, which are easily connected to the Capsat Messenger.

Thrane and Thrane will issue a number of certified solutions where various applications are described.

By means of a software upgrade the following languages will be available to you: Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German.

It will also be possible to use the Inmarsat IPDS service. When using this service you will be charged per transmitted Mbit and not per minute. This means flexibility, choice and cost savings.

The Capsat Messenger is housed in a magnesium case, making it ideal for rugged outdoor use. The antenna is easy to unfold and deploy. and can be positioned up to 70 meters away from the main unit.

The unit is delivered to you in a lightweight and sturdy bag with seperate rooms for cables, batteries, and other accessories.



Light and portable high-speed data terminal with transmission rates up to 64 kbps.

  • Standard Mini-M voice, fax and data operation at 2.4 kbps.
  • Multiple interfaces.
  • Foldable, high-gain antenna with integrated compass and audible signal strength indicator for easy satellite tracking.
  • Easy set-up and customization of the terminal with the included configuration software.
  • Inmarsat Packet Data Service (IPDS) allowing for cost effective service.
  • Multi-language support.
  • Optional STU-IIB/STU-III.
  • Optional DECT telephone.


    Meets or exceeds current and proposed INMARSAT specifications for Inmarsat-phone spot-beam operation.

    General Specifications:

    Antenna: Directional patch array antenna. Manually adjustable elevation setting.
    Voice: 4.8 Kbps AMBE, 64 kbps broadcast.
    Async. Data Rate: 2.4 kbps, 56 kbps and 64 kbps.
    Phone Interface: 2-wire 600W CCITT Rec. G.473, standard DTMF telephones, RJ-11 modular jack.
    Fax Interface: 2-wire 600W CCITT Rec. G.473, T.30 Groups III Fax, RJ-11 modular jack.
    Data Interface: Serial EIA compatible standard RS-232E, built-in Hayes compatible modem, up to 115 kbps, DB-9 female connector.
    Euro ISDN Interface: ISDN NT1 S/T bus, ITU-T I.430, ISO 8877 compliant RJ 45 connector.
    Audio Input: Phono connector, broadcast quality voice.
    Audio Output: Headphone stereo jack, 48W, Ř 3.5mm.
    SIM Card Interface: Standard plug for user PID card, ISO-7816.
    PCMCIA Interface: Type 2.
    USB Interface: USB slave interface.
    Antenna Connector: 50W QLA.
    Power Supply: 9.5 V - 18.5 VDC.
    Power Consumption: Rx Idle < 0.1 W, Tx active 40 W, average at high speed data operation (Max. 60 W).
    Battery Capacity: 2h broadcast quality voice/ 4h Mini-M voice, 45 min. high speed data/fax or 2h Mini-M data/fax, 70h standby.
    Standard AC adapter: 90-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 65 W.
    Ambient Temperature:
    -25°C to +55°C operating.
    -40°C to +80°C storage.
    Relative Humidity:
    IME: 95% non-condensing at +40°C
    EME: 100% condensing.
    Vibration Survival: Random 5-20 Hz 0.05 g˛/Hz, 20-150 Hz -3dB/Oct. (1.7g RMS).
    Mechanical Shock: 20g/11ms half-sine.
    G/T: -7 dB/K minimum.
    EIRP: Mini-M: 8-14 dBW in 2 dB steps.
    HSD: 19-25 dBW in 2 dB steps.
    Antenna Cable: QLA/QLA male, max. cable loss 10 dB at 1.66 gHz, 0.7 W at DC.
    Rx Freq. Band: 1525.0 - 1559.0 MHz.
    Tx Freq. Band: 1626.5 - 1660.5 MHz.
    Channel Spacing: 1.25 kHz.
    Rx Modulation: 5.6 kbps O-QPSK, SCPC (voice, data, fax), 6 kbps BPSK - TDM, 134.4 kbps 16QAM, SCPC (data).
    Tx Modulation: 5.6 kbps O-QPSK, SCPC (voice, data, fax), 3 kbps BPSK - TDMA, 134.4 kbps 16QAM, SCPC (data).
    Dimension of Transceiver: HxWxD: 43 mm x 205 mm x 200 mm.
    Weight of Transceiver: 1.8 kg (including battery and handset).
    Dimension of Antenna:
    HxWxD Closed: 437 mm x 271 mm x 41 mm
    HxWxD Opened: 414.5 mm x 753 mm x 12 mm
    Weight of Antenna: 3 Kg.


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