Satellite Phones and Communications
Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires wreak havoc on our telecommunications and power infrastructure. When one of these emergency events occur, it only takes one cell tower to go down to put the whole network at risk due to overloading. When the cellular system fails, satellite phones can be relied upon to make calls because it bypasses the local system entirely.
Sat phones rely on a network of satellites that are either geostationary (fixed above the Equator), or LEO (in Low Earth Orbit) anywhere from 500 to 1,000 miles above the earth. Satellite phones are rarely affected by violent storms and, depending upon their system architecture, work virtually anywhere in the world.
Iridium Extreme 9575
The Iridium 9575 Extreme is the most advanced satellite phone currently available. Not only does the 9575 Extreme offer access to Iridium’s global coverage for voice, data and SMS services but it is the first satellite phone to offer the fully integrated services of customizable GPS, online tracking and emergency SOS with notification services. Other features of the handset include a IP65 rating which means the 9575 Extreme is dust proof, shock resistant and jet water resistant. It is also the first handset to offer military-grade 810F durability. Another first for satellite phones is the introduction of Iridium AxcessPoint. This allows you to set up your Iridium 9575 Extreme as a WiFi hotspot.
- Military-grade durability (MIL-STD 810F) Highest Ingress Protection (IP) rating in the industry (IP65)
- Battery Standby time: Up to 30 hours Talk time: Up to 4 hours
- Two-way SMS and short email capability
- Illuminated weather-resistant keypad
- Operating Temperature Range: -10 °C to +55 °C or 14F to 131F
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The innovative, all-new design of the 9555 Iridium Satellite Phones boast 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 SMS and email capabilities, and an upgraded mini-USB data port. It’s engineered to withstand and perform well in the 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 Satellite Phone users have come to expect.
- Integrated speakerphone
- SMS & Email messaging capabilities
- Mini USB data port
- Keypad lock & PIN lock for additional security
- Quick access interface
- Memory scroll by location
- Connected and backed by superior network quality and world-class technical support.
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Iridium GO! enables satellite connectivity for your mobile devices where terrestrial networks cannot. Simply Flip up the integrated antenna and the battery-powered unit connects quickly and automatically to the Iridium Leo satellite Constellation to create an anywhere Wi-Fi hotspot within approximately a 30.5 meter (100 foot) radius. You can easily connect and operate Multiple devices within this area using the Iridium GO! application.
Iridium GO! supports a full range of global communications, including voice calls, email access, applications, social networking, photo sharing, two-way SMS, GPS tracking, and Built-in SOS alert. You can take Iridium go! anywhere. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket and, like other Iridium devices, tough enough to withstand rain, sand, dust and rough use. It can be carried, easily stowed in your backpack, or mounted in vehicles, aircraft and boats for mobile applications. Iridium GO! is compatible with Apple and Android operating systems, and eliminates roaming charges. It allows connections to be shared among Multiple users and is supported by affordable plans that keep voice and data costs reasonable.
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About Banyan Pilot Shop
Banyan Pilot Shop, located on Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), is a one-of-a-kind pilot shop and a must-see destination when in South Florida. Our 5,000 plus square foot showroom is the largest in the world and is packed with the latest electronics, headsets, bags, drones, flight simulator controls and software… Come test your flying skills on any of our four full featured flight simulators – two are installed in the cockpit of a Gulfstream II corporate jet fuselage!