Satellite Docking Stations are normally used on a ship or platform where there are requirements to connect to the satellite phone networks while working indoor, using a handheld satellite phone.
The docking station usually will comprise of an active external (outdoor) antenna, coaxial cable to connect the antenna to the dock station which is placed indoor. When the handheld portable satellite phone is docked onto the dock station, it will then be automatically connected to the service available outside of the cabin or office. All docking station will charge the battery of the satellite phone will in the dock.
The docking station offer the user great flexibility to enjoy strong stable reception indoor as well as portability when he needs to move out of the office or cabin. When the satellite phone is docked, it works like a fixed satellite phone. When it becomes undocked, it works like a portable satellite phone. Best of both worlds.