Sunday, February 5, 2012
Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web
The Iridium Axcess point will literally create a WiFi hotspot anywhere in the world. The Axcess point connects to your Iridium satellite phone with a USB connection and allows you to access email and the Internet. The two phones that it works with are the Iridium 9555, about $1000.00 and the Iridium Extreme, about $1500.00. You will also need a subscription and data services. There are usage charges that are billed per minute which start when you connect to the Internet. This is, at last, an affordable way to wirelessly connect your iPad, iPhone or laptop to the Internet anywhere in the world. A basic Iridium satellite phone will cost you around $1000.00 The Axcess point will run another $175.00.
The AxcessPoint Mail and Web app will seamlessly connect your iOS device to your Iridium Axcess point wirelessly. You can then send and receive batch emails and access a low band Internet connection. You will also be able to download weather data and GRIB files to use in weather programs like Weather 4D or iNavX.
Login with your user name and password for your Iridium email and Internet account.
A few easy setup screen allow you to make the connection with the Iridium Axcess point or modify the configuration setting and trouble shoot the connection.
This system is fairly new and I do not have any world traveling plans at this time. I wish I had $1500 to spend and a trip planned to the Caribbean so I could give it a try. Does anyone have any experience with the Iridium Axcess point?
Posted by Mark Messerli at 1:46 PM