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Personal Global WiFi Hotspot for Iridium Extreme and Iridium 9555
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Iridium AxcessPoint
Requires Iridium Extreme or Iridium 9555

Price: $169 USD

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The Iridium AxcessPoint
connects to the Iridium Extreme or Iridium 9555 satellite phones and provides a low-speed Internet connection anywhere the sky can be seen (it is 100% global). While Internet speeds are very slow (2.5 Kbps without compression), this solution does provide a very portable, easy to use global Internet connection. It also is a personal wireless hotspot for any in-range wireless capable device up to 100 feet, such as smartphones for texting, and email.

Plug-And-Play Functionality
Once the Iridium AxcessPoint is connected to the Iridium phone (via the included USB cable), it will automatically establish an Internet connection, no muss, no fuss. Wirelessly connect smartphones, laptops, tablets, and send texts or emails using the Wi-Fi access through the Iridium network connection. The Axcesspoint is an open IP connection that can be used by any program on your computer or smartphone, however since speeds are so slow, it is not guaranteed they will work.

Real World Expectations
Actual speeds of the Iridium Axcesspoint are 1 to 1.5 Kilobits per second... and this very slow speed happens in infrequent bursts. Data bottlenecks can also seize a connection so it appears to not work at all. We recommend turning off all background programs and disabling anything that could auto-update. Network disconnections also occur from time to time, so use of the Axcesspoint will require extreme patience. The good news is that this is an open IP connection to the Internet, which means it can be used by laptops. All applications can connect, however this is no guarantee they will work over this network connection. If you do require a high-speed portable Internet connection, then we highly recommend the consumer grade IsatHub, or the professional grade Explorer 510 BGAN terminal.

Usage Cost
The cost for making an Internet connection is the same as making a standard satellite phone call, and you are only billed for the minutes you are online and nothing else. The cost per minute on the Axcesspoint is the same as a voice call. The transfer speed is over the Iridium network is normally between 0.5 and 2.5 Kbps uncompressed. However faster speeds (advertised at 25 to 27Kbps) are only available with applications that offer web-acceleration compression, such as the Mail and Web applications from Iridium.

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Using the AxcessPoint Device
The Iridium AxcessPoint device must be used with either the Iridium 9555 or the Iridium Extreme satellite phones. Internet access requires an active active Iridium subscription with Internet data service turned on. The Internet data service is free from Ground Control, and there are no additional costs other than making the standard per-minute calling rate.

Before you connect the Axcesspoint (via micro USB cable), turn on the Iridium phone in an open area and wait for it to show registered with the Iridium network. With that, connect the Iridium AxcessPoint and turn it on. The Axcesspoint will automatically establish an Internet connection in about 1 minute and create a wireless hotspot for any in range device to connect to.

AxcessPoint Features
  • Plug-And-Play functionality – users simply connect their Iridium AxcessPoint via USB cable to an Iridium 9555 or Extreme 9575, which automatically establishes a data session without additional setup required.
  • Small, light and portable – The Iridium AxcessPoint offers a Wi-Fi range of 60 to 100 feet. Without being confined to one stationary position, users are able to move around or stay indoors comfortably while checking texts and emails.
  • No Additional Internet Access Charges - Ground Control charges only for the call time for Internet access which is charged at standard phone per-minute rates.
  • Multiple connections – Iridium AxcessPoint can connect smartphones like iPhones, Blackberries, and Android devices, along with laptops and iPads for light emailing and light web browsing. While multiple devices can connect simultaneously to the AxcessPoint, we recommend that only one device use the low-speed connection at any given time.

AxcessPoint General Specifications
  • Model: PHS300IC
  • Dimensions:  4.7” x 2.8” x .8” (122 mm x 73 mm x 18.5 mm)
  • Certifications: FCC, CE, IC, Wi-Fi
  • Input DC - 5 volt (3 amps) from AC power (for recharging battery)
  • Operating Temp: 32° to 122° F (0° C to 50° C)
  • Compatible Phones - Iridium Extreme and Iridium 9555
  • AxcessPoint Mail & Web Applications

AxcessPoint Hotspot connected to Iridium Extreme 9575   Multiple Users Connecting To AxcessPoint Iridium Hotspot
The AxcessPoint Hotspot easily connects to the data-port of the mini-cradle on for the Extreme 9575, or the side of the 9555.
The AxcessPoint Hotspot will allow both the Extreme 9575 and the Iridium 9555 to create a wireless hotspot for laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
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The Iridium Axcesspoint Unboxed.
Contents of the Axcesspoint are quick start guide, AC-DC power with international plugs for recharging, Li-Ion battery, a short USB cable, and the Axcesspoint device.
Iridium Axcesspoint Side View   Iridium Axcesspoint Front View
The side view of the Axcesspoint has 2 ports and an on and off button. The DC-IN port (5volt input 3 amp) is used only for recharging of the onboard Li-Ion battery. The USB port will not charge the Axcesspoint battery.
The front view of the Iridium Axcesspoint device. LED lights shows Power, Network Connection and Wireless LAN.
Axcesspoint Display Showing Data Call   AxcessPoint In Car Moving Hotspot
Once the axcesspoint it plugged in, it automatically establishes a connection to the Internet and creates a wireless hotspot that any device can connect to.
The AxcessPoint is ideal for in-motion low-speed Internet connectivity. Use the mag-mount antenna (included with phone) that affixes easily to any vehicle or truck roof.

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