The moment we have all been waiting for has arrived. The Iridium Extreme 9575 satellite phone with its extreme is now available for shipping. Building on the capabilities of the Iridium 9555, the 9575 brings military grade ruggedness to the market and customers are eager to use this phone for its ability to withstand the harshest elements while also delivering tracking services.
The Iridium Extreme or the 9555 – What is the right choice for you? Both phones offer pole to pole coverage from a reliable provider. The primary difference is the 9575 includes a built in SOS and GPS locator, integrated tracking, and military grade ruggedness. Lastly, their is a price difference. The 9555 complete kit is available from GlobaFone for $1229, while the 9575 is shipping for $1495. Users who will be travelling to remote locations in dangerous environments may want the 9575 over the 9555 for its emergency locating and tracking capabilities. A programmable SOS button will send a an emergency text message with map coordinates to a specified recipient when pressed. Once activated, the message will continuously transmit every five minutes. The 9575 is also incredibly durable and built to meet the DoD Military Standards 810F for resistance to dust, shock, vibration, and wet conditions including blowing rain and more. And if that isn’t enough, the antenna is 40 percent thicker for better endurance, the overall size is more compact being 10 % thinner and 7% lighter then the 9555. In a non-emergency the GPS locator can be activated, and a remote person can also track individual locations when the integrated tracking is activated.
In summary, the 9575 is the perfect choice for users who will be out in the elements and require straightforward tracking protection. The 9555 is still being sold and is also a reliable solution for those who don’t require the extra tracking capabilities.