terminal fix via satèl•lit de telefonia

English translation: fixed phone unit with satellite feed

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Catalan term or phrase:terminal fix via satèl·lit de telefonia
English translation:fixed phone unit with satellite feed
Entered by: Comunican

07:49 May 8, 2009
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications)
Catalan term or phrase: terminal fix via satèl•lit de telefonia
This is part of a spec for a telecommunications system, to be installed in an "advanced command vehicle":

"Subministrament, instal•lació i configuració d’1 terminal fix via satèl•lit de telefonia i serveis avançats"

Apart from not really understanding the syntax of the sentence, I don't understand how a landline (fix) telephone can be satellite based - since they are two different options - either landline or not... surely?

Thanks very much!
Comunican
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:38
fixed phone unit with satellite feed
Explanation:
The system consists of a phone unit which is 'fixed', i.e. not mobile, fed by a telecommunications satellite. The same sort of thing also exists with a radio feed (I've got one). I agree land line sounds contradictory so perhaps 'fixed' would do. HTH
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Tony Isaac
Spain
Local time: 20:38
Grading comment
Hi Tony - thanks very much. The customer more or less confirmed this too, saying that the phone remained in the mobile unit but, as you say, linked to a satellite feed.
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fixed phone unit with satellite feed


Explanation:
The system consists of a phone unit which is 'fixed', i.e. not mobile, fed by a telecommunications satellite. The same sort of thing also exists with a radio feed (I've got one). I agree land line sounds contradictory so perhaps 'fixed' would do. HTH

Tony Isaac
Spain
Local time: 20:38
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PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Hi Tony - thanks very much. The customer more or less confirmed this too, saying that the phone remained in the mobile unit but, as you say, linked to a satellite feed.

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agree  Caroline Clarke
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Caroline.
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