Iridium has just announced the availability of Iridium AxcessPoint Wi-Fi
device and AxcessPoint Mail & Web.
People everywhere are moving beyond the reach of traditional networks, and they expect their connected experience to travel with them. Iridium’s ongoing innovation in real mobile, real global communication is helping make more of these connections that matter – across the entire surface of the planet, in ways never thought possible.
Iridium has a unique vision for using the power of the world’s furthest reaching network to bring extended and enhanced personal communications to people and organizations, everywhere.
Iridium has developed a new suite of Wi-Fi-enabling accessory and software solutions giving people the ability to use smartphones, tablets and laptops far beyond the reach of existing terrestrial networks. Designed to connect to your Iridium satellite phone and establish an Internet connection wherever you are in the world, these products are extending communications capability like never before.
Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web offers customers an enhanced user experience. The Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web software is included with the Iridium AxcessPoint accessory or can be downloaded from Iridium.com and optimizes the connection to enable up to 15x faster email connections and up to 5x faster web browsing than using the Iridium AxcessPoint accessory alone.
GMN?XGate satellite phone email and and web browsing software
will be compatible with the newly announced Apple iPhone 4S and Apple iOS 5,?both in cellular mode as well as when using the Iridium AxcessPoint Wi-Fi device
Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web service, a key part of the September 7, 2011 Iridium Force launch, will also work with the new iPhone 4S and Apple iOS 5 operating system.
GMN XGate service has long provided email and accelerated web browsing service designed specifically for use with slow, high-latency satellite phone data feeds. However, it's advantages, and the ability to use the service with any IP-based data feed, have created a small following among cellular data users in areas with slow data services. To date, these services have been accessed only via Mac, Windows or Linux. Late this Fall, GMN will be making available a version of XGate that is compatible with iOS, making it available for users of the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, either over cellular connections, or a Wi-Fi signal.
The Iridium AxcessPoint Wi-Fi device with Iridium AxcessPoint Mail&Web service enables Iridium subscribers to access email and connect via Wi-Fi to the Internet for light web browsing from anywhere on Earth’s surface using their smartphones, laptop and tablet computers, the Iridium AxcessPoint Wi-Fi hotspot accessory and Iridium Extreme or Iridium 9555 handset.
Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web software is being developed for compatibility across a broad range of operating systems, including:
-?????? Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
-?????? Apple Macintosh OSX
-?????? Apple iOS for compatibility with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices
Additionally, web-browsing acceleration will be available to Android users through designated proxy servers.Learn more about the Iridium AxcessPoint Wi-Fi device with AxcessPoint Mail & Web service.