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 the creation of a free email account.
A new connection cable specifically designed by Iridium can connect RS232 serial adapter phone 9505A USB connector AxcessPoint. This cable RS232 Serial to USB comes with a firmware pre-installed which allows for a seamless connection between Iridium 9505A and WiFi router AxcessPoint.
However, updating the firmware (version 2.6.5) AxcessPoint the need to support the connection. This firmware allows communication with embedded in the cable Serial / USB software, essential to establish the connection with the Iridium 9505A phone (²). A manual implementation is to download the 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
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