Iridium Extreme

Iridium Extreme

Iridium ExtremeThe Iridium Extreme is the toughest satellite phone money can buy. Not only does it boast the highest Ingress Protection (IP) rating in the industry (IP65), it has a wealth of features for enhanced usability.

Standardised

A leading satellite phone can only run off a world-class satcom network; the only truly global satellite network. The Iridium extreme also provides users with the voice and data quality they have come to rely on in previous models.

Optimised

The Iridium Extreme delivers more useful features than other satellite phones. It is the only sat phone with real-time tracking and GPS enabled SOS. It can also be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot for your other devices, thanks to Iridium Extend.

Ruggedised

The Iridium Extreme is designed to keep you connected, even in the toughest conditions and remotest locations. It is the only satellite phone built to military grade 810F durability; It’s dustproof, but also shock and jet water resistant. From military personnel, intrepid adventurers to emergency medics – it will provide a connection to those who need it most, when and where they need it.


The Iridium Extreme satellite phone boasts the following features:
  • MiniUSB data port
  • Integrated speakerphone
  • Internally stowed antenna
  • Reliable two-way global coverage
  • Headset and hands free capability
  • Enhanced SMS and email messaging capability
  • Ability to create instant wifi hotspots anywhere
  • Intuitive user interface for outofthebox ease of use
  • Minimised physical footprint for streamlined portability
  • Jetwater, shock and dust resistance for unparalleled durability
Enhanced Features
  • Rugged, highgain antenna
  • Smallest Iridium sat phone ever
  • GPS enabled location based services
  • Toughest military grade sat phone ever built
  • Programmable, GPS enabled, one touch SOS button
  • Supports online tracking and Google Mapping services
  • Diamond threaded, tapered grip for inhand ergonomics
  • Highest ingress protection (IP) rating in the industry (IP65)

Satellite Phone Comparison

  Iridium Extreme Iridium 9555 Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 Thuraya XT
Size 140 x 60 x 27 mm 143 x 55 x 30 mm 169 x 52 x 36 mm 128 x 53 x 26.5 mm
Weight 247 g 266 g 318 g 193 g
Display Glare-Resistant LCD Display Glare-Resistant LCD Display High contrast colour screen Glare-Resistant Color Display
Antenna Design Retractable Omni-Directional Antenna Retractable Omni-Directional Antenna Fold-Out Directional Antenna Retractable Omni-Directional Antenna
Durability Specifications Military Grade (MIL-STD 810F) n/a IK04 shock resistant IK03 shock resistant
Ingress Protection Dust proof, jet water resistant (IP65) n/a Dust proof, jet water resistant (IP65) Dust resistant, splash resistant (IP54)
Network
Network 66 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites orbiting 485 miles from earth 66 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites orbiting 485 miles from earth 3 Geostationary (GEO) satellites in fixed orbit 22,000 miles from earth 2 Geostationary (GEO) satellites in fixed orbit 22,000 miles from earth
Coverage Global, pole-to-pole coverage Global, pole-to-pole coverage Coverage over 3 regions Coverage over 2 regions
Mobility Talk and move freely 66 Low Earth Orbit satellites overhead Talk and move freely 66 Low Earth Orbit satellites overhead Talk with regional mobility limitations  3 Geostationary satellites in fixed location Talk with regional mobility limitations  2 Geostationary satellites in fixed locations
User Experience
Phone Registration Network registration Network registration Requires GPS fix and network registration Requires GPS fix and network registration
Time to Power-on and Make a Phone Call Under 30 seconds Under 30 seconds* Under 45 seconds** Up to 1 minute
Ability to Receive Incoming Phone Calls Capable of incoming call notification if antenna extended or retracted Capable of incoming call notification if antenna extended or retracted Capable of incoming call notification if antenna extended or retracted Capable of incoming call notification if antenna extended or retracted
Ability to Send/Receive SMS Messages Supported Supported Supported Supported
Ability to Connect to Laptop and Send/Receive Data Supported Supported Supported Supported
Ability to Connect and Utilize Laptop and Smartphones Supported via USB cable and Wi-Fi accessory (Iridium AxcessPoint) Supported via USB cable and Wi-Fi accessory (Iridium AxcessPoint) Not Supported Not Supported
Location Based Services (LBS)
  • Share location via SMS
  • Online tracking via SBD
  • Programmable SOS button
n/a
  • View position
  • Send position as text/email
  • GPS helper function
  • Thuraya SOS
Iridium Extreme Iridium 9555 Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 Thuraya XT

Competitor data publicly sourced. Fluxcon bears no responsibility for the accuracy of publicly sourced data.
* Data sourced from Frost & Sullivan Report, September 2010.
** Data sourced from Inmarsat website.