Recently, Iridium Communications Inc. announced that its Iridium(R) AxcessPoint Mail & Web App is now available for Apple operating system (iOS) devices. This development makes it possible for Apple devices to connect over the world’s furthest reaching communications network, Iridium.
The company launched the Iridium AxcessPoint Wi-Fi hotspot with BlackBerry support, as well as with apps for Mac and Windows laptops, in September 2011. With today’s app rollout, Iridium continues to expand the universe of smartphones that can now communicate on 90 percent of the planet not covered by traditional wireless networks.
VP, Product Management at Iridium Joel Thompson said, “This first-of-its-kind capability embodies our Iridium Force(SM) vision — Iridium’s commitment to extending handheld connectivity in places never before possible and through devices customers already own. More and more we see enterprise, government and NGO organizations requiring connectivity for their employees regardless of their location on the planet.”
The Iridium AxcessPoint Wi-Fi hotspot accessory is available through the global Iridium partner ecosystem with a suggested retail price of less than $200 (USD). The free Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web App for Apple devices is available on Apple’s iTunes store.
In order to use the Iridium AxcessPoint Wi-Fi hotspot accessory and Apple iOS app for Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web, users must have an Iridium 9555 or Iridium Extreme satellite phone with a valid subscription.