Turning Any SmartPhone Into a Satellite Phone, Carnegie's SatBridge Debuts To Bring Satellite Communications to the Masses



WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN ANTONIO, TX (March 6, 2017) – Leaving no corner of the earth uncovered for phone and data connectivity, Carnegie Technologies announced today the launch of SatBridge, the first enterprise-grade satellite hotspot that turns any smartphone into a satellite phone for reliable connectivity in the most remote locations or emergency situations.  The announcement was made at the Satellite 2017 industry conference in Washington, D.C. running today through March 9th. 

SatBridge boasts the most powerful satellite phone antenna ever made, with 8x the signal strength and performance of other handheld satellite phones.  It’s affordable, simple to use and highly portable, measuring about the size of a paperback book and weighing about three pounds – perfect for transporting in a backpack, keeping in a glove compartment, on a boat or in a closet for emergency situations.

“SatBridge provides the peace of mind of always being connected whether you are hiking in a remote area, boating offshore, on rural recreation activities, or even in a natural disaster,” said Paul Struhsaker, CTO of Carnegie Technologies.   “SatBridge makes satellite communications accessible to anyone as an affordable, convenient way to always be in touch.”

SatBridge has been in development for nearly three years in a partnership with the Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), a United States defense contractor and one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States.  Its patent-pending automatic beam-steering antenna makes it the most powerful portable satellite hotspot on the market today.



  • Extended battery life for 12.5-40 hours talk time and 65-80 standby hours
  • High-performance antenna provides higher levels of gains of data speeds and range, piercing foliage and some rooftops
  • Automatic horizon-to-horizon tracking, providing greater range and reliability
  • Follow-Me Roaming to make and receive calls on existing phone number
  • One-touch SOS button to instantly geo-locate user and send for help  
  • Shared link allowing 8 phones to connect simultaneously
  • Allows smart phone pre-programmed phone numbers, email addresses and websites to be connected over the satellite links


Other industry uses for SatBridge include oil and gas exploration, remote mining, construction, exploration, architectural research, and more. More information can be found at and at the Satellite 2017 Conference booth #224.



Carnegie Technologies develops revenue-generating communications products to support applications and business models that rely on access anywhere, all the time.  Through its Carnegie Labs, the Company researches and brings to market cutting-edge technology solutions and services that empower mobile operators, MSOs, telco operators, and enterprises with solutions that drive revenue and enhance end user experience.  The Labs’ first commercial product is SatBridge, a high-powered, portable, cost effective satellite access point for use in remote areas, open waters and in emergency situations where cell coverage is unavailable.   Carnegie Technologies is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas with engineering teams on four continents. 




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