Iridium Equipment and Services

The unique geometry of Iridium's low-earth orbiting (LEO) satellites provides global coverage, including the extreme Polar Regions that are not covered by geostationary satellite systems. The low satellite orbits permit communications using compact handheld satellite phones or fixed installations with very small external antennas. The voice quality is sharp and clear, without the delays and echoes commonly experienced with higher-orbit satellites. Iridium services include global voice, circuit switched data, and SMS messaging communications.

Iridium is designed to provide reliable communication links for users in locations where landline or mobile phone connections are unavailable, unreliable or overburdened. Commercial markets served include emergency services, maritime, aviation, oil and gas, forestry, mining, journalism and other similar industries.

Handsets

Iridium 9555The Iridium 9555 handset enables users to make and receive calls virtually anywhere in the world, requiring only a clear line of sight to the sky. Smaller, lighter, and even more resistant to water, dust and shock, the Iridium 9555 phone is particularly suitable for industrial and rugged environments. Iridium services include global voice, circuit switched data, and SMS messaging communications.

The Iridium Extreme is the first satellite phone to integrate voice, data, GPS-enabled location based tracking services and a programmable SOS button in a single device. Designed to meet military specifications for durability, the Iridium Extreme is ideal for emergency responders, government and military personnel, mining teams or users that require location based services for real-time tracking.