Our Emergency Kit is designed to assure that you have a reliable satellite phone that is packaged safely and can be recharged during an emergency. The Emergency Kit includes a Pelican 1400 is a watertight case to securely transport the kit. A Padded Softcase with weather resistant zipper lid and carry strap fits inside the Pelican 1400 transport case so that you will have a lighter case if needed. During an emergency, having access to power to recharge your satellite phone is critical. Our Emergency Kit includes an extra internal battery for your satellite phone and a 6-Watt lightweight solar panel which is designed to strap to your tent or backpack. The portable solar panel has an integrated 44 WHr LED-fuel gauged battery pack for collecting solar energy. If fully charged, this 44 WHr battery pack can typically recharge your satellite phone at least 3 times before needing to be recharged via the solar panel (assumes 25 degrees C).
Choose your handset, either the Iridium 9575 Extreme, Iridium 9555, or the Inmarsat Isatphone 2.
IRIDIUM 9575 EXTREME
The Iridium 9575 Extreme® is the most weather resistant and feature rich Iridium phone yet. It offers pole-to-pole global voice, short messaging, 2.4 kbps circuit-switched data, and short-burst data (SBD) communication services. Advanced weatherization technology gives it an incredible IP65 rating against water and dust intrusion. A built-in GPS feature lets you see your location and text it to others. You can even set it to automatically text a bread crumb trail of your positions during the course of the day at equal time intervals. Optional web-based tracking services are available for more sophisticated applications (additional fees apply).
In case of a personal emergency, the Iridium 9575 Extreme® has a one-touch S.O.S. button so that you can quickly transmit your GPS position to one or multiple friends. If desired, the S.O.S. button can also initiate a call to a pre-defined phone number. This makes the Iridium 9575 Extreme® satellite phone a powerful safety tool.
If you need email, we recommend that you also purchase the Optimizer or AxcessPoint WiFi hotspots. These devices let you wirelessly connect your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android to the internet via the Iridium 9575 Extreme® satellite phone. Because of the relatively slow 2400-2800 bps data rate, we do not recommend Iridium for web browsing.
Iridium Push-to-Talk is a great solution for groups working in remote areas scattered around the world but needing instantaneous communications. The Iridium Extreme PTT satellite phone is a lightweight, rugged, IP65 rated all weather phone that can make phone calls or send and receive text messages anywhere on earth. When operated in Push-to-Talk mode, it also allows its user to hear and communicate with other members that are active in the same Talk Group instantaneously. The phone's user can switch amongst up to 15 different Talk Groups using the phone's menu. Each subscriber can activate multiple Talk Groups, with small and medium sized Talk Groups being free, except in the Middle East Region.
On-the-Fly Web-Based Administrative Controls: Each subscriber organization has access to a PTT Command Center web portal that allows the subscriber organization's administrator to quickly and easily adjust the boundaries of any Talk Group by simply placing circles, rectangles, and other controls on a map. A Talk Group can even be formed from non-contiguous areas that can be in different states or even different countries. The administrator can adjust the boundaries of a Talk Group on the fly and can control which Iridium Extreme PTT handsets have membership in each Talk Group. The system is easy to use and easy to administrate.
Iridium Push-to-Talk Airtime Plans: Postpaid telephony-mode services such as phone calls and texting are billed monthly. Call detail records are provided. Unlimited push-to-talk communications are included with the low monthly fee. For more airtime information, click here.
Talk Group Options: The smallest Talk Group that Iridium offers has a generous coverage area as large as the state of Indiana. Much larger Talk Group coverage areas are available. Complex Talk Group borders can be configured easily and on the fly using a web portal. For more Talk Group cost and size information, click here.
The Iridium 9555 is a 9.4 oz economical workhorse satellite phone. It is a no frills satellite phone that can make phone and 2.4 kbps data calls and send SMS messages. It weighs only 9.4 oz and has a 3.1-hour talk time. A more robust 6.5 hour talk-time Hi Cap battery is available as an option. Other features of the Iridium 9555 include:
- Integrated speakerphone
- Email-to-text capability
- Mini-USB data port
- Intuitive user interface
INMARSAT ISATPHONE 2
The IsatPhone 2 is the current state-of-the-art handheld Inmarsat satellite phone. A high visibility screen assures easy readability even in direct sunlight. Make calls, send SMS messages and access the internet at up to 2.4 kbps with nearly global coverage excluding the polar caps (see map below).
Special features include a S.O.S. button that transmits your GPS position to a list of text or email addresses and if desired initiates a phone call to a preset emergency number -- all at the touch of a button. Other key features include:
- A tracking button enables or disables automatic GPS location reports being sent from the phone.
- Incoming calls to the IsatPhone 2 ring even while holstered.
- An amazing IP65 ingress protection rating protects the IsatPhone 2 from dust and water intrusion even in the harshest environments.
6-WATT COMPACY SOLAR CHARGING SYSTEM
Includes a rechargeable Li-polymer 44-Watt-Hour battery pack with a 1000 mA USB output port and a 2000 mA USB output port. The battery pack can recharge most of the Iridium, IsatPhone, and Thuraya handheld satellite phones listed below 2 or 3 times before needing to be recharged itself. This means you can even recharge at night using the battery pack. If the battery pack is completely depleted, the solar panel can recharge it in roughly 8 to 12 hours of full sunlight, even while you are walking down the trail!
The kit includes the following cables: USB-to-micro-USB adapter cable, a USB-to-barrel-plug adapter cable for the Iridium 9505A and 9555, and a USB-to-barrel-plug adapter for charging the 44-Watt-Hour battery pack. A flexible buckle and strap system is included for attaching the solar panel to your back pack or tent. The solar panel is built into a thin-line soft case that can be used to carry small electronics like iPhones.*