Mobile Phone

Notice

The prices of some accessories for IRIDIUM satellite mobile phones have been revised since January 4, 2016.

Indoor use

Indoor use of IRIDIUM satellite phones

The 66 IRIDIUM satellites circle the globe at a rate of approximately once every 90 minutes.
When you are outdoors, you can use stable communication if signals can be acquired from two satellites simultaneously from a location with a 360-degree view of the sky as shown in the following figure.
Even when you are indoors, you can use your Extreme (TM) model, 9555 model and other IRIDIUM satellite mobile phones just as you do outdoors by installing an antenna on the rooftop of your building. Optional equipment for indoor use is provided.
Although IRIDIUM satellite mobile phones can be used indoors near a window, the satellite reception and communication time may be limited because the satellites travel at a high rate of speed across the sky.

Overview & features

The ideal environment for phone calls is a location with a 360-degree open view of the sky, which allows constant reception from the IRIDIUM satellites that relay the signal from one to the next as they orbit.

Description

With an outdoor antenna

You can use the IRIDIUM satellite mobile phone Extreme (TM) /9555 model indoors by replacing the standard antenna with the outdoor antenna and then connecting it to the antenna cable specified by KDDI. The standard antenna and antenna cable can be easily replaced. The maximum length of the antenna cable is 20m including the length of the connector cable. If the distance from the outdoor antenna to the IRIDIUM handset exceeds 20m, use the PotsDOCK.

Figure: With an outdoor antenna

Installation of the PotsDOCK

By setting the IRIDIUM satellite mobile phone Extreme (TM)/9555 model to the PotsDOCK connected to the outdoor antenna, the indoor use of the IRIDIUM services becomes available.
Use a modular cable to connect the PotsDOCK to the generic telephone equipment [1]. This modular cable can be extended to the same length as a telephone line (up to approx. 300m).
Also, you can use the IRIDIUM services on generic telephone equipment with the same operational procedures as on the IRIDIUM satellite mobile phone Extreme (TM)/9555 model.

Use of an active antenna is recommended if the outdoor antenna is 20m or more away from the handset [2]. There are six lengths of an active antenna dedicated cable to choose from: 26.2m, 42m, 60.1m, 72m, 81.5m, and 105m.

For details about each option, click the link below.

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Figure: Installation of the PotsDOCK

  • [1]
    Digital telephones and telephone equipment exclusively for IP phone services are not available. Connection to switching equipment (PBX) cannot be guaranteed.
  • [2]
    When installing an active antenna, a power supply for the active antenna is required.

Installation of IRIDIUM RST100

By placing the IRIDIUM RST100 model, which contains the IRIDIUM satellite mobile phone's communication functionality in a box enclosure, indoors, the indoor use of the IRIDIUM services becomes available.
Connect either dedicated telephone equipment or generic telephone equipment [1] to the RJ11 port. You can use the IRIDIUM services on dedicated telephone equipment or generic telephone equipment with the same operational procedures as on the IRIDIUM satellite mobile phone.
Furthermore, as no battery is required for the IRIDIUM RST100 model, stable operation is ensured even in a low-temperature or high-temperature environment (Operable temperature range: -15°C to 55°C). AC100 is available with the included AC/DC converter.

Use of an active antenna is recommended if the outdoor antenna is 20m or more away from the handset [2]. There are six lengths of an active antenna dedicated cable to choose from: 26.2m, 42m, 60.1m, 72m, 81.5m, and 105m.

For details about each option, click the link below.

Jump to the applicable sectionOptions

Figure: Installation of IRIDIUM RST100

  • [1]
    Digital telephones and telephone equipment exclusively for IP phone services are not available. Connection to switching equipment (PBX) cannot be guaranteed.
  • [2]
    When installing an active antenna, a power supply for the active antenna is required.

Options

Handsets (for indoor use)
PotsDOCK for IRIDIUM handset model Extreme (TM)
¥199,200
PotsDOCK for IRIDIUM handset model 9555
¥199,200

Photo: IRIDIUM RST100

Photo: PotsDOCK for IRIDIUM handset model 9555

Size: 82 (W) x 212 (H) x 75 (D) mm
Weight: 450 g

Connects your IRIDIUM ExtremeTM handset to a fixed phone. A cable to connect your IRIDIUM ExtremeTM is included.

Size: 74 (W) x 200 (H) x 68 (D) mm
Weight: 320 g (without mounting brackets)
Functions: Built-in GPS

To connect your IRIDIUM handset model 9555 to a Fixed phone. Cable to connect your IRIDIUM handset model 9555 is included.

IRIDIUM RST100
With a dedicated telephone equipment
¥338,000
Without a dedicated telephone equipment
¥298,000

Photo: IRIDIUM RST100

Size: 225 (W) x 271 (H) x 45 (D) mm
Weight: 2.25 kg
Interface: RJ45, RJ11, RS232
Input voltage: DC11 to 32V Output voltage: 100V
Maximum power consumption: Approx. 8W
Operable temperature range: -15℃ to 55℃

This terminal contains the IRIDIUM 9555 handset's communication functionality in a box enclosure. Use dedicated telephone equipment or telephone equipment through the RJ11 port to make a call.

See the link below for the details of each model.

IRIDIUM Satellite Mobile Phone (Models)

Antenna

The two types of antenna have about the same reception capabilities.

Active antenna for IRIDIUM Extreme (TM) /9555
<RST740>
¥199,200
Capsule-type antenna for
IRIDIUM Extreme (TM) /9555/9505A
¥28,000
Photo: Active antenna for IRIDIUM Extreme(TM) /9555 RST740 Photo: Capsule-type antenna for Iridium models 9555 and 9505A
  • Antenna
    Size: 142.5 (Φ) x 143.8 (H) mm
    Weight: 900 g
  • Pole (sold separately): ¥8,000
    Size: 34 (Φ) x 300 (H) mm
    Weight: 650 g
You can use IRIDIUM services comfortably indoors by connecting a PotsDOCK to an outdoor active antenna via an antenna cable.
  • Antenna
    Size: 80 (Φ) x 165 (H) mm
    Weight: 300 g
  • Pole (sold separately): ¥8,000
    Size: 30 (Φ) x 300 (H) mm
    Weight: 500 g
Capsule-type outdoor antenna.
A 30-cm pole and mounting parts are required separately.
Pole-type antenna for IRIDIUM Extreme (TM) /9555/9505A
¥36,000
Photo: Pole-type antenna for Iridium models 9555 and 9505A

* A pole is not included.

  • Antenna
    Size: 25 (Φ) x 100 (H) mm
    Weight: 150 g
  • U-bolt (included)
    Size: Fits poles less than 30 mm in diameter
A capsule-type outdoor antenna. Includes a 30-cm pole. Other parts are required for installation.

Cable

For active antenna
Antenna cable for IRIDIUM active antenna

Photo: Antenna cable for IRIDIUM active antenna

Six different cable lengths are available. The price for each cable length is indicated in the table on the right.
  • Allow approximately one month for delivery due to order placement after its acceptance.
Cable length Price
26.2m ¥25,000
42m ¥37,000
60.1m ¥77,000
72m ¥126,000
81.5m ¥130,000
105m ¥150,000
For pole/capsular antenna
10-m cable set for Iridium
¥33,600
20-m cable set for Iridium
¥79,000

Photo: 10-m cable set for Iridium

Photo: 20-m cable set for Iridium

A four-piece set including an 8m cable, a 50-cm connector cable, a 150-cm connector cable, and a lightning guard. A four-piece set including a 20-m coaxial cable, a 50-cm connector cable, a 150-cm connector cable, and a lightning guard.
Cautions
Locations for installing the antenna
Choose a place where there are no obstacles (man-made or natural) above the antenna, at an elevation of 8.2 degrees, when installing it.
Antenna installation and wiring
KDDI does not perform any installation or wiring of antennas. Please consult the contractor of your choice.
Locations for installing the PotsDOCK
PotsDOCK should not be installed in an environment where the ambient temperature continuously exceeds 30 degrees C. In the environment where the ambient temperature exceeds 30 degrees C, the battery temperature becomes over 40 degrees C while charging the battery. If this happens, the charging process halts and does not restart until the temperature decreases.
Please note that you can make/receive phone calls even when the charging process halts due to the high temperature, as long as there is a charge in the battery.
  • All of the indicated amounts exclude tax unless otherwise specified.