Iridium announcements

As widely expected, Iridium announced its ruggedised phone, the 9575. Of real interest in the context of tracknSEND are its tracking, messaging and SOS (SEND) functions. Initial pricing looks “substantial” at around US$1500 for the phone plus a suitable plan.  Apart from this “all-in-one” phone, Iridium is clearly keen to diversify its offerings together with partners such as DeLorme and Yellowbrick (and many others to come).