Iridium AxcessPoint WiFi with Mail & Web

Iridium AxcessPoint


Create a WiFi hotspot up to 150 feet in range with free email and web service on an Iridium handheld satellite phone.

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Iridium AxcessPoint Has Been End-of-Lifed

Iridium recently end-of-lifed AxcessPoint. Iridium’s recommended replacement is the RedPort Optimizer. The RedPort Optimizer provides all the same capabilities of the Iridium AxcessPoint and more. And now it even works with Iridium Mail & Web!

You can learn more about the RedPort Optimizer here.

Iridium AxcessPoint WiFi device lets you create a WiFi hotspot up to 150 feet in range with the data feed from an Iridium Extreme (9575), Iridium 9555, or serial-based Iridium handheld satellite phone (Iridium 9505a, Iridium 9505, and Iridium 9500).

Iridium AxcessPointThe AxcessPoint Wi-Fi device eliminates the problems associated with most USB cables, and boasts a firewall that eliminates all unnecessary computer traffic, giving you access to the maximum throughput of your Iridium data service. At only 3.5 oz and under 3×5 inches, the Iridium AxcessPoint WiFi device is small and light enough to take anywhere.

Need email and the web in a small package? With only an Iridium Extreme (or 9555) handheld phone, Iridium AxcessPoint WiFi device and your iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone, PC or Mac you can do it all, from anywhere in the world.


  • Iridium AxcessPoint can only connect to a satellite data connection when used in conjunction with Iridium Mail & Web or RedPort XGate.
  • Iridium Mail & Web can only be used via satellite airtime
  • XGate is compatible for use with the AxcessPoint and offers the ability to use non-satellite internet connections when available, like Marina WiFi, Cellular connections, and direct Ethernet connections.

AxcessPoint with Serial-based Iridium Handheld Satellite Phones (9505a, 9505, and 9500)

The AxcessPoint will work with serial-based Iridium satellite phones, but needs a special USB-to-Serial cable in order to connect. You can add this cable from the drop-down menu.

Watch the following video to learn if Iridium AxcessPoint is right for you.

Airtime Savings for Satellite Email and Web

Operating SystemFeatures
WindowsEmail, Web Acceleration
MacEmail, Web Acceleration
iOSEmail, Web Acceleration
AndroidEmail, Web Acceleration

AxcessPoint Mail & Web gives an excellent email experience. It is fast enough for light browsing of mobile web sites, great for news and other text based sites, but not appropriate for video or music streaming.

For even more enhanced service use GMN’s extraordinary XGate Satellite Email. Iridium AxcessPoint WiFi devices work with both Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web (developed by GMN for Iridium) and GMN’s own premium XGate/XWeb Satellite Phone services. See XGate pricing options for additional information.

AxcessPoint Mail & Web Service

Iridium AxcessPoint Designed explicitly to make the most of the narrowband Iridium data service, AxcessPoint Mail & Web controls your device to automatically dial, start and end data calls, and eliminate the unnecessary demands common with most computing devices, giving you automatic and complete access to the Iridium data feed.

AxcessPoint Mail & Web Service Included with Each AxcessPoint Purchase
Each AxcessPoint Wi-Fi Device purchase includes complimentary AxcessPoint Mail & Web Service which works exclusively when using Iridium airtime. There is no additional charge for AxcessPoint Mail & Web software.

AxcessPoint Mail Features
Compression and optimization: Send and receive email up to 20 times faster than uncompressed rates.
Offline Mode: Create and read messages offline, messages are cached on your device for immediate access. Only use airtime to send and receive messages.
Multi-lingual support: Includes dictionaries for English, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, German, Dutch and French
Attachment Management: Preview headers and save unnecessary download time while keeping large files safely accessible for later viewing.
Email Fetching: Retrieve mail from other email accounts or corporate mail servers.

AxcessPoint Web Features
AxcessPoint web accelerates the uncompressed 2.4 kbps Iridium data service to allow for light web browsing, perfect for mobile optimized sites. Three levels of optimization let you customize your browsing experience.

Features include, ad removal, pop-up removal, flattening of animated images, and highly efficient compression.

XGate Email and XWeb Browsing Features

XGate service contains ALL of the identical features of Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web PLUS the ability to access Email and web browsing using other IP-based services including:

  • Marina WiFi connections
  • Cellular USB connections
  • Directly connected to any IP-based wireless service
  • Access to premium services, including:
  • SailBlogs satellite phone blogging service
  • Crew Accounts
  • GPS Vessel Tracking
  • Automated File Transfer


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Technical Specs for Iridium AxcessPoint


4.8 x 2.9 x 0.75 inches
122mm x 73mm x 18.5mm

Battery Life

30 minutes


Items Included with Iridium AxcessPoint

The Iridium AxcessPoint includes the following items in the box:

  • Iridium AxcessPoint WiFi Device
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Quickstart Guide

Iridium AxcessPoint Blog Posts

View AxcessPoint Training Videos from Iridium 2012 Conference

Iridium AxcessPoint Spotted at the South Pole

Iridium AxcessPoint proves its worth in Atlantic Crossing at ARC Rally 2011

Iridium AxcessPoint Review

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