It can definitely take a beating with thousands of reports of the abuse it goes through in the field. This includes being shot from one ship to another during a rescue operation at sea because communications were knocked out during a storm.
Iridium's flagship handheld has an expansive feature set including a fully customizable SOS button, online tracking, SMS, and data tethering. The list of features literally has something for everyone, no matter your corner of the market.
Through accredited online portals, the Iridium Extreme offers an open development platform for location-based solutions which leaves a vast amount of options from improving military operations to keeping in touch with loved ones.
Since the Iridium Extreme 9575 runs on the Iridium Network you have coverage no matter where you are on the planet. This even includes the polar regions so just as long as you have a good view of the sky you should be able to get a signal.
Through the utilization of the feature set on the Iridium Extreme you can let loved ones track your location online through social network updates; all available for free. Even on short vacations it is always smart to have an Iridium Extreme on hand.
With a one-touch SOS button the Iridium Extreme alerts your programmed contact of your location and helps create a two-way connection for assistance which includes support by GEOS Travel Safety Group Limited.