Iridium Announces New Product Offerings

Extending beyond satellite phones, Iridium Force is now enabling communication where people need it the most, in more ways than they expect. New product and service offerings for 2011 and 2012 include voice and data products, location-based services data offerings and Wi-Fi products and services. Highlights include:

Iridium Extreme. The smallest and lightest Iridium handset model has the ability to precisely locate users anywhere on the surface of the planet, meets stringent durability standards and offers the first dedicated two-way emergency SOS button on a satellite phone. Other features include fully integrated GPS and location-based service (LBS) capabilities for web-based location identification and tracking of friends, loved ones or employees.

Iridium Tracking Portals. More than 17 partners are creating customized online tracking portals developed using Iridium’s open software platform. Portal features include tracking real-time status and location, zooming to street level via online maps, scheduling regular check-ins, providing emergency services, “geo-fencing,” and sending free-form, canned and social networking messages.

Iridium AxcessPoint. This portable and lightweight Wi-Fi hotspot accessory easily connects BlackBerry and Android devices to the Iridium network using an Iridium Extreme or Iridium 9555 satellite phone and allows Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, tablets and laptops to connect anywhere through the Iridium network. (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, and Windows and Mac laptops will need to download the new, free Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web application.)

Iridium AxcessPoint Connect. This downloadable application was created for Iridium phone users and can turn any Windows laptop into a global Wi-Fi hotspot when connected to an Iridium Extreme or Iridium 9555 satellite phone. Users can download Iridium AxcessPoint Connect and Direct Internet applications free of charge.

For more information on Iridium’s entire suite of products, visit

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