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Iridium PTT Radio-Handset Phone
The Iridium Extreme PTT offer both PTT service as well as satellite phone service to make and recieve calls.
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Iridium Extreme 9575 PTT - Complete Package - Link
MPN-IRID-9575-PTT SKU-PHPTTEXTREME
Shipping Worldwide

Price: $1,689 USD

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iCOM IC-Sat100 PTT Handset
Need just PTT service? The IC-Sat100 had excellent features such as recording the the last message, excellent speaker audio and a host of other featrues - Brochure

iCOM IC-Sat100 - Complete Package - Link
SKU-PHPTTSAT100

Price: $1,200 USD

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Global PTT Push-To-Talk Service
Iridium PTT (Push-To-Talk) service is $67/month per Iridium Extreme 9475 PTT satellite phone for unlimited PTT usage. This includes a small or medium sized Talkgroup at no additional cost! New pricing for 2017! - more
$67/month USD
per PTT Handset


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Iridium PTT Satellite Phones - PHOTOS
Iridium Extreme 9575 PTT phones are identical to standard Iridium Extreme 9575 phones, but have the added ability to act as a global push-to-talk radio with other PTT phones in its encrypted Talkgroup. Now at the touch of a button, communicate instantly with one or more PTT phones no matter their global location the touch of a button. Iridium Extreme PTT Brochure

The iCOM IC-SAT100 is another PTT handset with super rugged IP67 (underwater) MIL standard 810G and outstanding audio speaker qualities and many other features that make this handset amazing.
IC-SAT100 Brochure

Iridium PTT requires no towers, has no dead zones, or infrastructure to build or maintain and offers the instant ability to modify service regions anywhere on the globe.  Iridium PTT supports unlimited number of handsets at $67/mo per handset and all transmissions are sent using AES-256 encryption which is one of the most secure encryptions standards available today. Your communications remain yours alone with Ground Control.

Iridium PTT Quick Features
:
Communicate with a group of PTT radio-phones at the touch of a button
100% global coverage - more
Unlimited Push-To-Talk talk time - No per-minute costs
Can quickly switch to satellite telephone mode to make and receive phone calls

Push to talk button
Ease Of Use
Operation of the Iridium PTT is as easy as pressing the push-to-talk button and then speaking into the handset mic. All PTT phones in the same "Talkgroup" will hear your voice in under half a second.



Iridium Extreme PTT Satellite Phones

Iridium PTT (Push-To-Talk)
Any organization or private party can stay connected with other Iridium PTT handsets close by or on the other side of the planet at the touch of a button for $67 a month per handset with no additional per minute PTT costs no matter how long PTT service is used.


iCOM IC-Sat100 Video



These Iridium PTT handsets easily handle any size group from search and rescue teams, to park rangers, to any organization that requires push-to-talk radio capabilities... no matter how rugged the environment or harshness of the weather. These radios are nearly indestructible and built to meet military reliability standards.

Iridium PTT - Two Phones   Iridium PTT - Military Use
The Iridium PTT radio-phones communicate with one or many PTT handsets by pressing the "push-to-talk" button, no matter where the PTT phones are located. There are no "dead" zones using the Iridium global technology.
Two seconds after pressing the PTT button, all phones assigned to the Talkgroup will hear the broadcast no matter their location. Since PTT communication is by satellite, there is no expensive infrastructure required such as installing radio towers.
     
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PTT Talkgroups
A Talkgroup is a term used to describe a group of PTT handset-radios and where they operate on the planet. All new accounts normally start out with a couple of PTT radios and a single Talkgroup. The subscriber will then use the PTT Command Center portal and drag-and-drop their two PTT phones into that Talkgroup. They then define locations of operation in the portal where the radios will operate. While the PTT service is 100% global, the actual service areas are one or more bordered regions drawn on a Google map inside the portal (here is an example). All these functions are created by the subscriber and instantly implemented by the subscriber.

There are several Talkgroups based on square kilometer size... The actual square kilometers can be spread into many service regions anywhere on the planet. A Talkgroup can have any number of phones assigned to it. Bottom line to understand is that pressing the PTT button on a PTT phone will communicate to all handsets in its Talkgroup with unlimited talk-time.

To get a better visual understanding of how Talkgroups are actually used, please visit the Command Center Portal page.

In our opinion, what could be more cost effective than using a highly functional radio network (used by military organizations for years) that has no towers to maintain, operates on 100% of the globe, and can be rolled out immediately for a fraction of the cost of traditional radio systems?



Iridium PTT Range Finder & Viewing Multiple Talkgroups
Iridium PTT Displays


Command Center Portal - Service Regions and Talkgroups Control
The Command Center Portal gives administrators a powerful tool to instantly assign PTT phones to a purchased Talkgroup and draw the service regions for that Talkgroup. PTT phones in a Talkgroup may instantly communicate with other PTT phone in all service regions of that Talkgroup. Service regions can be located anywhere on the globe and are implemented immediately. Here is more information on the Iridium PTT Command Center Portal.


Iridium PTT Command Center


  Iridium PTT Features

Iridium PTT Push To Talk Features
   Communicate with anyone in your Talkgroup anywhere on the planet by pressing the PTT button.
   Unlimited PTT Usage – No per minute cost for any amount of usage.
   Command Center Portal - Control all aspects of your PTT phones from one intuitive interface - more
   PTT display will show name, direction and distance of speaker. Such as "John Smith, 38 mi NW". - more
   Create more than one Talkgroup per handset. Communicate with different teams.
   100% Global Coverage within defined smaller zones. Up to 10 zones per Talkgroup - map
   Instant updating of service zones from the Command Center web portal - more
   Unlimited number of PTT phones supported in any Talkgroup.
   Interagency - Include PTT phones from other organizations for a shared PTT talkgroup.
   Docking stations available. Corded or cordless "lapel" mics make PTT use familiar - more
   Handsets may switch to "Phone mode" to make and receive satellite calls from anyone.

Iridium Phone General Features
   Water, shock and dust proof for extreme environments..
     MIL-STD 810F IP65 Ingress rating for Extreme & MIL-STD 810G IP67 for IC-ISAT100
   Includes vehicle Mag-Mount antenna. Can be used for indoors external antenna as well - pic
   Operates on 100% of the globe (oceans, polar regions), all that is required is open sky.
   Online Tracking - GPS enabled location-based service.
   Extreme has 3.5 hours talk time, 30 hours stand-by per charged battery.
   iCOM IC-SAT10 5 hour talk time and 90 hour stand-by time.
   Simple SMS and email messaging capability.
   Integrated speakerphone.
   Handsfree headset with on-wire volume control and answer button & microphone - pic
   200 character brightly illuminated graphic display.
   Pre-programmable International Access Code (00 or +).
   100 entry internal address book.
   Call history retains received, missed and dialed calls.
   Call Forwarding, Call Blocking, Call Waiting, Call Holding.
   Optional Keypad lock (unlock with pin number).
   4x16 alphanumeric, backlit keyboard.
   Multiple languages, Clock on display (GMT),Vibracall.
   DD key, call forward, voicemail, SMS, (160 characters).


Iridium PTT Global Map
100% Global Service
Iridium PTT service is 100% global even on the North and South poles. With global coverage, PTT phones are limited to defined operational service regions defined in the Command Center Portal. Administrators can add-move-remove service regions to anywhere on the planet instantly.

Iridium PTT coverage map information


Iridium PTT Service Costs
There are three parts to any Iridium PTT account... First is the $67 per month per handset fee. Next is the Talkgroup Service Monthly Fee which is free for Small and Medium sized Talkgroups, and third is the Standard Iridium Satellite Phone Service (Iridium Extreme Only) which has discounts on the monthly fee and is only charged only when voice calls are made. All three of these services/fees are listed below.

Iridium PTT Handset Monthly Access Fee
Month-To-Month Terms - No Long Term Contracts - Free Activation
Cost
(U.S. Dollars)
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   Iridium PTT Standard Monthly Handset Access Fee - 12 month minimum term
       All PTT phones are billed a $67 usd monthly access fee per Iridium Extreme
       9575 handset phone.

         SKU: PHPTTBWMFEE
$67 usd per month
per handset

   The minimum term for PTT service is 12 months... 3 month terms are available for an additional monthly cost.
   PTT service requires no SIM card for PTT service in the handset. If using phone service, a SIM card is required.
   Early termination fee for PTT service is $400 usd per handset (12 month term plans).



Iridium PTT Talkgroups - Important Facts
A Talkgroup is one or more PTT service regions created by the subscriber in the Command Center Portal.
A Talkgroup monthly subscription is based on total square kilometers (km2). A small Talkgroup = 100,000 km2.
A small Talkgroup may have up to 5 service regions before hitting the 100,000 km2 size limit.
Service regions may be drawn and located anywhere on the globe in the Command Center.
PTT phones (aka radios or handsets) are assigned to a Talkgroup in the Command Center.
Any number of PTT phones may be assigned to a Talkgroup.
PTT phones in a Talkgroup communicate with all PTT phones from ALL service regions of that Talkgroup.
A single PTT phone may be assigned to a maximum of 15 Talkgroups (if more than one Talkgroup is ordered).

Here are examples of sizes of small, medium and large Talkgroup sizes (total size in 1 unbroken region):
Iridium PTT Talkgroup Sizes

Do note that Talkgroup regions can be made up of many smaller service regions located anywhere on the planet that equal the total talkgroup size.

Iridium PTT Global Talkgroups
12 month minimum term - Free Activation
Cost
(U.S. Dollars)
Visa - Mastercard
Discover - Amex - PayPal
Small Talkgroup (up to 100,000 km2) - Unlimited Talktime - Unlimited Handsets
GLOBAL USE - (Except Middle East - info)
Unlimited PTT talk time. No PTT per minute costs.
May create up to 5 service regions with a 100,000 square kilometer limit - more
All Talkgroups support an unlimited number of assigned handsets at no additional cost.
SKU: PHPTT01TG
Call or Email
Medium Talkgroup (up to 300,000 km2) - Unlimited Talktime - Unlimited Handsets
GLOBAL USE - (Except Middle East - info)
Unlimited PTT talk time. No PTT per minute costs.
May create multiple service regions for a total of 300,000 square kilometer limit - more
All Talkgroups support an unlimited number of assigned handsets at no additional cost.
SKU: PHPTT02TG
Call or Email
Large Talkgroup (up to 750,000 km2) - Unlimited Talktime - Unlimited Handsets
GLOBAL USE - (Except Middle East - info)
Unlimited PTT talk time. No PTT per minute costs.
May create multiple service regions for a total of 750,000 square kilometer limit - more
All Talkgroups support an unlimited number of assigned handsets at no additional cost.
SKU: PHPTT03TG
Price: $450/month
per Talkgroup

X-Large Talkgroup (up to 1,500,000 km2) - Unlimited Talktime - Unlimited Handsets
GLOBAL USE - (Except Middle East - info)
Unlimited PTT talk time. No PTT per minute costs.
May create multiple service region as for a total of 1,500,000 square kilometer limit - more
All Talkgroups support an unlimited number of assigned handsets at no additional cost.
This talkgroup does require approval by Iridium.
SKU: PHPTT04TG
Price: $1050/month
per Talkgroup



Jumbo Talkgroup (up to 2,250,000 km2) - Unlimited Talktime - Unlimited Handsets
GLOBAL USE - (Except Middle East - info)
Unlimited talk time. No PTT per minute costs.
May create multiple service region as for a total of 2,250,000 square kilometer limit - more
All Talkgroups support an unlimited number of assigned handsets at no additional cost.
This talkgroup does require approval by Iridium.
SKU: PHPTT05TG
Price: $2,400/month
per Talkgroup



  arrow The Command Center portal is included free with the PTT service - more
  arrow Adding or removing members to a Talkgroup does not incur any charges. Updates are near instant using the portal.
  arrow Talkgroup coverage areas are defined with the PTT Command Center with circles, squares and rectangles on a map.
  arrow Each handset may have a maximum of 15 Talkgroups.
  arrow Each Talkgroup's coverage may be split into up to 10 different service regions located anywhere on the globe.
  arrow There are no restrictions on where the coverage may be placed on the earth (Middle East regions exception).
  arrow A handset's access to Talkgroups can be easily disabled or enabled via the PTT Command Center.
  arrow A handset's standard monthly fee will continue to be charged even when disabled in the Command Center.



Iridium Phone Service Airtime - Optional
Discounts are provided for voice phone service for subscribers of the Iridium PTT service. Voice service is completely optional however, for North American subscribers, the monthly cost is free, and global users is significantly less at $15 a month (normally $45 a month). Note that the PTT phone must switch to voice mode (from PTT mode) to make and receive calls. This is done through the handset menu options explained in the Iridium PTT User Manual.

Iridium Satellite Phone Service - Iridium Extreme Handset Only
Global Phone Service - No Restrictions - Free Shipping of SIM cards worldwide
Cost
(U.S. Dollars)
Visa - Mastercard
Discover - Amex - PayPal

   Unlimited Calling - Iridium To Iridium Calls - Unlimited Talktime
         For $35 usd a month Iridium users may call other Iridium phones for unlimited talktime.
         This is an add-on plan that works with any of our standard monthly plans (not the plans below)
         and may be cancelled at any time upon request. For use with the with Iridium Extreme 9575
         and 9555 satellite phones only (calling other Iridium devices that are not the 9575 and the
         9555 will be charged at normal rates). Want to add an Iridium phone to your office or other
         location to take advantage of this offer?...get the docking station with external antenna here.

         SKU: PHBWIRUSAGEMAX

Unlimited Talktime
$35
/month
Add-On Plan

   Iridium Phone Monthly Service - North America - Map
         For PTT Subscribers in North America
         $0 monthly fee and $1.16 USD per minute to any landline or cellphone worldwide.
         All incoming calls are *free. SMS texting is $0.37 per text.
         SKU: PHBWIRUSAGEPTTNA
$0/month
$1.16 per voice minute
(Normally $45 per month)
Free Activation
   Iridium Phone Monthly Service - 100% Global Plans
         For Global PTT Subscribers Only
         $15 USD monthly fee and $1.16 per minute to any landline or cellphone worldwide.
         All incoming calls are *free. SMS texting is $0.37 per text.
         SKU: PHBWIRUSAGEPTTGLB
$15/month
$1.16 per voice minute
(Normally $45 per month)
Free Activation
   Other Iridium Plans
         For All Iridium Phones - All Iridium Plans
         The PTT phones may use any standard Iridium service offered by Ground Control.
         Please click on the link on the right to choose any plan offered.
Other Voice Plans
   An Iridium SIM card is required for Iridium phone services.
   * Incoming calls are free, but the caller is paying their phone provider's rates for calling a satellite phone. Local worldwide number here.


Iridium Extreme PTT Push To Talk Contents

Iridium Extreme PTT Complete Package from Ground Control Includes:
Iridium Extreme PTT Satellite Phone & li-ion battery (3.7 volt 3760 mAh, 13.91 watt)
Leather phone holster with pivoting belt clip
Hands-free retractable earpiece/microphone with PTT button and volume control
External antenna cradle
Mag-mount external antenna for vehicle roof with 5 foot cable
Charging cradle & micro USB data port
Micro USB to USB data cable
DC vehicle adapter (10-32 volts DC input)
AC power adapter (100-240 volts AC input)
International AC plug adapter kit (US, EU, UK, AU plug types)

Iridium PTT User Guide & battery install sheet

iCOM IC-SAT100 Contents Photo

iCOM IC-Sat100 PTT Complete Package from Ground Control Includes:
IC-Sat100 PTT Handset (with Li-Ion battery with 14.5 hour battery life)
Upright easy to use desktop charging cradle
Belt clip.
AC/DC power supply with International plugs for US, EU, AU, UK



PTT Accessories
Iridium PTT Vehicle Docking Station

Vehicle Docking Kit
ASE Headquarters 9575 PTT Extreme

Place an Iridium 9575 PTT satellite phone in any vehicle. Includes palm speaker-mic for in-motion or parked PTT communication. Includes mag-mount antenna with GPS for vehicle installation.


SKU-PHTIRIASEVEH

Price $1,155 USD
Complete Docking Kit
(Requires 9575PTT phone)
Iridium PTT HQ Docking Station Headquarters Docking Station Kit
ASE Headquarters 9575 PTT Extreme

Place an Iridium 9575 PTT satellite PTT handset in any office, RV, trailer or any or any stationary location. This solution includes a palm speaker-mic. Comes complete with RST710 antenna (with building/fixed-location bracketing) and a 10 meter antenna cable kit. (longer antenna cables are available up to 80 meters).
SKU-PHTIRIASEHQ
Price $1,517 USD
Complete HQ Docking Kit
(Requires 9575PTT phone)
Iridium PTT Bag-Dock Grab-And-Go
ASE Bagdock with palm speaker-mic

Keep it simple with a Grab-And-Go Bagdock that any location quickly setup with a powerful Iridium PTT phone - ASE-9575P-BAGDOCK SKU-PHTIRIABD
Price $1,095 USD
Complete Bag Docking Kit
(Requires 9575PTT phone)
Iridium PTT Rental Case

Iridium PTT Demo-Rental Case
Public Safety Organizations Only
Our Demo-Rental case includes two or three Iridium PTT phones with a small global Talkgroup and access to the Command Center portal. Demo account has full portal functionality to test and modify and there is no limit to amount of PTT talktime used - Limit to 1 week rentals only.

2 PTT Handsets SKU: RENTPTT02 - $20 a day
3 PTT Handsets SKU: RENTPTT03 - $30 a day

Click for larger photo

$20 a day
plus 2nd day air shipping
One-Week Rental

Please email for more information
iCOM IC-SAT100 Accessories iCOM IC-SAT100 Accessories Sheet
Click on the link for a list of accessories available for the iCOM IC-SAT100 Iridium PTT phone. Prices and availability are subject to change.
IC-SAT100 Accessories
PTT Pelican Cases

Iridium PTT Pelican Cases
Purchase the Iridium PTT radios housed inside a protective Pelican case. Includes the PTT radio equipment.

Iridium PTT Shoulder Holster
Iridium PTT Shoulder Holster with Hand Mic
Carry the PTT satellite phone on your shoulder for better reception as well quick access to PTT communication with the hand-mic. Also includes amplified audio for loud locations.
SKU: PHPTTLINK
Price $477.00 USD

Iridium PTT Battery
Extra Li-Ion Batteries for Extreme PTT
High-Capacity batteries. Carry more than one charged battery incase power recharging is not available. Battery is rated at 3.7 volt 3760 mAh, 13.91 watt.
MPN-BAT51101 P22130675 SKU-PHIRIAPTTBAT
Price $145.00 USD

5 Meter Mini External Antenna
No Docking Station Required
This 16 foot (5 meters) external antenna connects directly to the Iridium Extreme PTT handset, placing it indoors. Comes in magnetic or bolt mounting versions.
Mini Antenna Brochure

MPN-IRID-ANT-RST715 SKU-PHIRIA003
Price $260.00 USD

Please Call To Order
Roof Mounted External Antenna
Ships with 50 ft (15 Meter) antenna cable
When indoors, connect the Extreme satellite phone to an externally mounted antenna on the roof. No docking station necessary. (Also 20 and 25 meter length cables available. Please call for pricing.)

MPN-CBL-15M-IRID SKU-PHIRIA004
Price $637.00 USD

Please Call To Order


Iridium PTT Documentation
Iridium PTT Brochure
Iridium Extreme PTT Brochure
Iridium PTT User Manual
Iridium Extreme PTT User Manual
iCOM ISAT100 Brochure
iCOM IC-SAT100 PTT Brochure
iCOM ISAT100 User Manual
iCOM IC-SAT100 PTT User Manual
Iridium PTT Best Practices
Best Practices
Tips & Tricks for Use

Making Calls with
Iridium Phones
Iridium PTT Command Center User Manual
Command Center
User Manual
Iridium PTT Command Center Training
Command Center &
Other Training
   


 Iridium Extreme PTT General Specifications
PTT Standby Time
Up to 16.5 hours
PTT Talk Time
Up to 5 hours
Phone Mode Standby Time Up to 54 hours
Phone Mode Talk Time Up to 6.5 hours
Recharge Time
4 hours
AC Power
100 - 240 VAC, 50-60Hz; (comes with international AC adapter kit (US, EU, UK, AU)
DC Power (vehicle adapter)
Input 10 - 32V (output 6V 800 mA)
Power Consumption
0.57 Watts
Battery
Li-Ion rechargeable 3.7 volt 3760 mAh, 13.91 watt
Dimensions L x W x D
5.51" x 2.36" x 1.25" (140mm x 60mm x 32mm)
Handset Weight 0.58 lbs (268 grams)
Operating Temperature 14° F to 131° F ( -10° C to +55° C)
Ruggedness
Military-Grade MIL-STD 810F - Ingress of IP65
Weight
9.4 oz (266g)
Country of Origin The Iridium PTT satellite phones are manufactured in Thailand
Encryption Security AES 256


iCOM IC-SAT100 PTT General Specifications
PTT Standby Time
Up to 90 hours
PTT Talk Time
Up to 5 hours
AC Power
100 - 240 VAC, 50-60Hz; (comes with international AC adapter kit (US, EU, UK, AU)
DC Power (vehicle adapter)
Input 7.5 volt DC nominal
Battery
Li-Ion rechargeable 3.7 volt 3760 mAh, 13.91 watt
Dimensions
57.8 (W) × 135 (H) × 32.8 (D) mm, 2.3 (W) × 5.3 (H) × 1.3 (D) inches
Handset Weight 360 g, 12.7 oz
Operating Temperature –30˚C ~ +60˚C, –22˚F ~ +140˚F
Ruggedness
Military-Grade MIL-STD 810G - Ingress of IP67 (underwater)
Country of Origin Japan - Certificate of Conformity
Encryption Security AES 256


North America - North American territories (for $0 Voice Service) include the below regions
(shown in green below) :

Iridium North American PTT Calling Region


Middle East
Middle East - Global PTT service that includes all of the Middle East does have
different pricing below. Above is a image of countries and regions classified as
"Middle East" (shown in green) as defined by Iridium. If you wish to have PTT
service in these regions (as well as the rest of the globe), you will need to use
the below PTT pricing.


PTT Handset monthly fee is $108 a month per handset.
Small 100,000 km2 Talkgroup -$468 a month.
Medium 300,000 km2 Talkgroup - $899 a month.
Large 750,000 km2 Talkgroup - $2,156 a month.
Extra-Large 1,500,000 km2
Talkgroup - $5,031 a month.
Jumbo 2,250,000 km2 Talkgroup - $11,500 a month.

Link to standard global Talkgroup pricing plans.

Please email sales@groundcontrol.com for more information.


Iridium PTT Photos    
Iridium PTT - Two Phones   Iridium PTT Command Center
Here are two Iridium PTT phones... the left handset has its PTT button depressed and the right handset is receiving the voice message. Note the right handset (or group of PTT handsets) may be located an any defined region anywhere on the globe since communication is via satellite.
 
The Iridium PTT Command Center lets a subscriber draw one or more service regions with bounding boxes and sizable circles. These service regions are where the PTT phones in one Talkgroup will operate. You may have up to 10 service regions per Talkgroup. Service regions may be moved at any time anywhere on the globe... instantly, and all PTT phones may communicate with all PTT phone in all drawn service regions.
Hiker using Iridum PTT   iCOM IC-Sat100 Menu Options
Hunters - Hikers - or others outside of cellular or radio range can now instantly stay connected with their peers at the touch of a button.
 
With an IP67 rating (can be underwater for 30 minutes at 1 meter), the iCOM IC-SAT100's audio is far better than the Iridium Extreme... It also includes voice recording, great for hearing what was just said. Also includes text messaging and many other features.
Mining - Iridium PTT   iCOM IC-SAT100 Top View
Mining - Oil & Gas - and other remote operations can keep the team connected with everyone else without building out or maintaining any infrastructure. Iridium PTT is 100% global and ready to implement anywhere right now.
On top right of the IC-Sat100 is the volume knob, next to a Talkgroup selector. The orange button is for emergencies, and the LED light to the right of it shows the current status of the handset.
Iridium PTT Shoulder Holster   Corded Mic for Iridium PTT
The optional Iridium PTT shoulder holster places a hand-mic on your chest for instant communication - more
 
The sholder holster includeds an amplified audio mode activated with three quick clicks on the mic.
Iridium PTT- Switch to phone
  Iridium PTT Beltclip
The Iridium PTT phone can easily switch over to Phone Mode by selecting "Menu" and then selecting "Switch to Phone" as shown above. It takes about 10 seconds to switch over to phone mode. It takes about 20 seconds to switch back to PTT mode from Phone Mode.
 
The clip on the back of the holster is designed so that it won't easily slip off. The clip also swivels 90 degrees either direction from the shown position.
Iridium External Antenna PTT
  Iridium PTT - Military Use
The system ships with an external antenna that allows for on-the move PTT and phone access without the need for a docking station. However, we do recommend a docking station for more permanent solutions.
 
Government entities may communicate with teams located over the hill or on the other side of the planet at the touch of a button. Latency is less than half a second.
     

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