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Iridium Equipment

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Equipment

There are three main kinds of handset are available:

Portable Handset: Iridium 9505a

Totally portable - make calls from anywhere that you can see the sky. Keep it in a plastic "grab bag" for emergencies ("phoning" the coastguard is one of the few ways to be sure a distress call is actually heard and acted on...)

Portable Handheld:
Iridium 9505a

Description

9505a PDF Brochure (300KB)
9505 PDF Brochure (1,500KB) (old)
9500 PDF Brochure (1,000KB) (old)

Power:90-240 VAC, 50-60Hz; battery Li-Ion rechargeable;
Weight:375g
Dimensions:158L x 62W x 59 mm
Battery:2.4H talk time (3.6H high capacity or 7.6H ultra-high capacity)
Battery in stand-by:24H 38H high capacity, 72H ultra-high capacity)
Battery weight:Standard battery:66g; high capacity:98g, ultra-high capacity:200g
Fast charger:recharging time: 2.5H.
Solar charger:dimensions: W39cm x H27cm x D3cm
Operating temperature:-20C/+60C
Consumption:0.57 Watts.
Keyboard:4x16 alphanumeric, backlit keyboard, 32 digits, multiple languages, clock, removable satellite antenna, vibracall, ringing tones, IDD key, call forward, voicemail, SMS, (160 characters).
  
Phone supplied with:High capacity battery, AC charger with International plug kit, DC charger, Antenna Adapter, External magnetic car antenna with 5 feet of cable, leather holster, hands free earpiece and microphone and user manual.
 See Iridium Accessories for more details on these items

Iridium 9505a Datakit

In order to connect the Iridium 9505a to a computer you will need the Iridium Datakit

Iridium Datakit

Comprises everything you need to connect the phone to a computer with a "Serial port". (If your laptop has only USB ports, (or you are unsure), then please also order a MailASail Serial to USB adaptor cable)

Includes:

  • Serial Cable (9-pin M/F),
  • Tripod Stand
  • Iridium Direct Internet 2.0 CD
  • Neoprene carrying case.



NEW: Fixed Mount Iridium with GPS Tracking System

Very compact unit, with integrated GPS unit and microprocessor. The unit is discreet and can be left onboard and will send it's location either on a timed basis, or it can be "pinged" to deliver an instant position report. In the case of theft it allows the vessel to be recovered quickly, and of course it provides comfort that the vessel is "where you left it". Combined with our online tracking and ships log system you can use it to show your friends a "breadcrumb trail" on an interactive map of your last trip! Annotate the adventure with photos and more!

Excellent voice quality and because the main unit and all the wiring can be hidden away behind a bulkhead it's much neater than the portable system, especially when using the external antenna. Highly recommended!

NEW: Fixed Mount Iridium
plus GPS Tracking System

Description
  • Rugged water resistant design
  • Uses maintenance free Fixed Mast Antenna
  • Very light and compact. Much smaller than Sailor/Skanti fixed unit
  • Cabling and main unit can be hidden out of sight behind bulkhead with only handset on display!
  • Doesn't require a datakit. Computer can be connected directly (requires serial port or MailASail USB adaptor)
  • Integrated GPS and microprocessor allows regular automated position reports to be transmitted
    PLUS: unit can be "pinged" remotely to send an instant fix on demand
Power Supply:12/24VDC (Optional AC Adaptor available)
Consumption:4W during communication
 0.5W stand by
Dimensions and weight 
Antenna Unit:W 96mm x H 140mm
 Weight 0.2Kg
Transceiver Unit:W 83mm x H 196mm x D 40mm
 Weight 0.7Kg
Control Unit:W 55mm x H 161mm x Depth 26mm
 Weight 0.2Kg
Keyboard:4x16 alphanumeric, 32 digits, multiple languages, clock, ringing tones, IDD key, call forward, voicemail, SMS (160 characters).
  
Items supplied:Tough base unit, DPL Handset, DC Adaptor, Marinised External antenna + mounting bracket, GPS antenna and user manual.
 See Iridium Accessories for more details on these items



Fixed Mount Unit: Sailor ST4120 / Skanti 7701

Can be fitted more discreetly for a permanent install onboard. The main unit is tucked neatly out of sight, and only the main handset is on display.

Fixed marine unit: Sailor ST4120 / Skanti 7701

Description
Iridium Sailor / Skanti Phone

Brochure
(PDF document 625KB)

  • Rugged water resistant design
  • Uses maintenance free Fixed Mast Antenna
  • Standard 24V DC supply
  • SIM card reader accommodates multiple users with separate billing accounts
  • Integrates into the shipboard's communication system to allow access from any phone on the ship
Power Supply:10-32VDC
Consumption:25W during communication
 8W stand by
Dimensions and weight 
Antenna Unit:W 96mm x H 140mm
 Weight 0.2Kg
Transceiver Unit:W 150mm x H 309mm x D 87mm
 Weight 1.9Kg
Control Unit:W 68.5mm x H 209mm x Depth 66.5mm
 Weight 0.5Kg

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