Iridium 9555 is compact, light, and easy to use right out of the box. It’s engineered to withstand rugged environments and connected to the only truly global mobile network — so you can depend on it as a communications lifeline whenever and wherever it’s called for.
Iridium is the only provider of truly global satellite voice and data solutions with complete coverage of the earth (including oceans, airways and Polar Regions). Iridium phones deliver essential communications services to and from remote areas where no other form of communication is available.
The Iridium 9555 is the ultimate in dependable mobile communications. It is a ruggedly built tool, not a toy. It won't play games, take pictures, or play MP3s. What it will do is work. Everywhere. Without exception. It is engineered to withstand the world's toughest environments, so the world's toughest customers can depend on it as a critical lifeline whenever and wherever need takes them.
The innovative design of the Iridium 9555 satellite phone offers a significantly reduced size, a more hand-friendly form factor, an intuitive user interface, and new features such as an internally stowed antenna. It is compact, light and easy to use, featuring a brighter screen, a speaker phone, improved Short Messaging Service (SMS) and email capabilities, and an upgraded mini-USB data port. The 9555 phone is engineered to withstand and perform well in the world's most rugged, remote and industrial environments, including being water- and shock-resistant. Combined with the only communications network providing truly global coverage, the 9555 delivers the reliable, secure, real-time, mission-critical communications service that Iridium users have come to expect.
Iridium 9555 Features Industrial-grade design for unparalleled durability Compact physical footprint for streamlined portability Intuitive user interface for out-of-the-box functionality Enhanced SMS and email messaging capability Integrated speakerphone Headset and hands-free capability Internally stowed antenna Mini-USB data port and support for phone as modem 21 supported menu languages
Display 200 character illuminated graphic display Volume, signal and battery strength meters Illuminated weather-resistant keypad
Calling Features Integrated speakerphone Quick-connect to Iridium voice mail Two-way SMS and short email capability Pre-programmable International Access Code (00 or +) Mailbox for voice, numeric & text messages Selectable ring and alert tones (8 choices)
Memory 100-entry internal address book, with capacity for multiple phone numbers, email addresses and notes SIM card address book with 155-entry capacity Call history retains received, missed and dialed calls
Usage Control Features User-configurable call timers to manage costs Keypad lock and PIN lock for additional security
Iridium delivers essential communications services to and from remote areas where no other form of communication is available. Powered by a uniquely sophisticated global constellation of 66 cross-linked Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, the Iridium® network provides high-quality voice and data connections over the planet’s entire surface, including across airways, oceans, and polar regions. Together with its ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. At only 780 kilometers from the Earth, the proximity of Iridium’s LEO network means pole-to-pole coverage, a shorter transmission path, stronger signals, lower latency, and shorter registration time than with GEO satellites. In space, each Iridium satellite is linked to up to four others creating a dynamic network that routes traffic among satellites to ensure global coverage, even where traditional local systems are unavailable.
Iridium is a military grade network, used by both the Canadian and US armies. The Iridium network consists of 66 Low Earth Orbiting satellites (to compare, GlobalStar has 18 satellites, Inmarsat has 3, Thuraya has 2). The Iridium network is considered to be 98% reliable.
The 9575 is smaller, lighter and has been designed to military grade specifications for durability. This phone also provides a GPS component which can be integrated with an LBS portal for online tracking and monitoring. The most noticeable difference is the Programmable SOS Button. This red button is located on the top of the phone, under a protective cover. By removing the cover and pressing the red button you can send your location information to your designated contact in the event of an emergency.