Good news for owners of a former Iridium 9505A (2002-2008). Since its launch, Iridium AxcessPoint WiFi router for satellite messaging from an iPhone, iPad or Android device, was exclusively used with the last two models of : the 9555 and 9575 (¹).
Now, users 9505A Iridium satellite phones can connect with Iridium AxcessPoint and thus use the Iridium services with the application (for free) AxcessPoint Mail & Web. These services include subscription of a free email account.
A new connection cable specifically designed by Iridium can connect 9505a RS232 serial adapter to AxcessPoint USB connector. This RS232 Serial to USB cable comes with a firmware preloaded which allows for a seamless connection between Iridium 9505A and WiFi router AxcessPoint.
However, updating the AxcessPoint firmware (version 2.6.5) is needed to support the connection. This firmware allows communication with embedded software in Serial/USB cable, essential to establish the connection with the Iridium 9505A phone (²). An how-to manual is to download with firmware file.
(¹) Iridium - iPad connection – is coming out
(²) Can be installed only on Windows.
See also :
Iridium AxcessPoint : GRIB weather files on iPhone and iPad in open sea
Navigation Mac tutorials #1 - Take the weather satellite phone