Upgrade your smartphone with an Iridium satellite communications solution using the i-Blades ManoTron™ ST I
The ManoTron™ ST I snaps onto the back of your i-Blades SmartCase to deliver global satellite phone/data coverage on the Iridium network using your own smartphone.
DO MORE with on-the-go storage of up to 1TB, and the option of an SD card. Battery power is 4,200 mAh lasts for weeks and also powers the phone when necessary. The phone may also power the ManoTron™ SmartBlade® connection.
Download the i-Blades App on your Android device to activate the satellite communications platform. Immediately start communicating with your contacts.
Combine with any other ManoTron™ SmartBlade® for a complete handheld suite of communication options (P2P, EMI Reconnaissance, MANET, LPD/LPI, TAK, LTE/5G private Network and many more to come) all with the ease of Smartphone interface.
For example, select the i-Blades Stealth SmartCase™ to provide military grade secure communications, create a private LTE/5G network bubble in the field with the ManoTron™ PN5G I, and use the ManoTron™ ST I as backhaul connectivity.
Available for all Android smartphones and tablets.
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ManoTron™ ST I Smartblade® F.A.Q’s
What is a SmartCase?
A SmartCase is a phone case that protects your phone, with smart technology inside including an EnviroSensor. SmartCases are able to add new and improve existing features to your smartphone. This is achieved through snap-on/snap-off SmartBlades®. The SmartCase automatically detects the SmartBlades®. Smarter than your average phone cases.
What is a ManoTron™ ST I SmartBlade®?
i-BLADES ManoTron™ ST I SmartBlade® is a state-of-the-art solution that snaps onto the back of your i-Blades SmartCase to deliver global satellite phone/data coverage on the Iridium network using your own smartphone.
What is the frequency range of the ManoTron™ ST I Smartblade®?
1616 MHz to 1626.5 MHz
Does it add memory to my smartphone?
Snapping on a SmartBlade® to the back of your SmartCase will add extra storage to your smartphone. Each SmartBlade® has both internal storage (size depends on your selection) as well as a microSD slot for additional optional storage of up to a terabyte.
Does my phone charge without the SmartBlade®?
Yes, you plug in the charge cable directly to the SmartCase and your phone charges. If you attach the SmartBlade® then the SmartBlade® also charges.
How do I charge my phone using the SmartBlade®?
Attach the SmartBlade® to the back of the SmartCase. If the SmartCase switch is off the phone starts charging automatically. If the SmartCase switch is on, then use the SmartApp Battery Management to control the SmartBlade® to charge the phone.
Do I need to keep my SmartBlade® attached to the SmartCase at all times?
No, attach the SmartBlade® when you need to charge the phone, use specific SmartBlade® features, access internal storage, SDcards, or charge the SmartBlade® when charging the phone.
How much battery life does the ManoTron™ ST I SmartBlade® have?
The ManoTron™ ST I Smartblade® has 4,200 mAh capacity.
Does the SmartBlade® support wireless charging?
Yes. Say goodbye to wires and cables. The i-BLADES Smartblade® wirelessly connects to the Smartcase. This powerful connection is a high-speed data and energy transfer enabling a multitude of different applications beyond power and memory.
This wireless connection between the Smartblade® and Smartcase is a proprietary standard developed by i-BLADES that is faster, two-way and more efficient than standard wireless connections.*
*This relates to the wireless connection between Smartcase and Smartblade® and other i-BLADES products.
Are the SmartCases and SmartBlades® waterproof?
No, they are not.
What other SmartBlades® do you have planned?
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Do I need to purchase a new SmartCase for the upcoming SmartBlades®?
No, your existing SmartCase is future proof to work with existing and new SmartBlades® — no case upgrade is needed.
Do you ship internationally?
Absolutely. We ship our SmartCases and SmartBlades® to most countries around the world for a flat shipping rate of $55 per order. Domestic shipping is free.