The Iridium Fax Adapter allows faxes to be sent or received from a Group 3 fax machine located anywhere in the world, over the Iridium Network, to another Group 3 fax machine connected to the PSTN or an Iridium phone.
The Iridium Fax Adapter FX2600 connects to a standard Group 3 fax machine through an RJ-11 phone cord and, in turn, connects to the Iridium phone through a standard serial port. During transmission the fax machine sends the fax to the adapter which buffers it before sending it over the Iridium network to the Iridium U.S. gateway. From there the fax is sent to the recipient. For mobile-terminating faxes the call flow is reversed, with the server buffering the fax before it is sent over the Iridium network to the fax adapter.
The adapter is designed for worldwide service in the same rugged and remote conditions in which Iridium users typically find themselves and supports multiple languages including: Chinese, Taiwanese, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. It supports buffering faxes up to 10 pages and operates cost-effectively at high resolution to ensure that character-based scripts are accurately transmitted.
US Number for Receiving Inbound Faxes on Your Iridium Unit
The fax adapter lets you both send and receive faxes on your Iridium phone. Anybody can send you a fax by using their standard fax equipment connected to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). By dialing (480) 345-4340 in the US and wait a few seconds and enter the Iridium mobile number. The fax will automatically be routed. There is no additional monthly fee for this service which is billed as a data call.
Iridium Fax Adapter Features
Height: 1.25" (31.8 mm)
Width: 5" (127 mm)
Depth: 3.75" (95.3 mm)
Connectors: RJ-11 jack, DB9 RS232 connector
Housing Materials: Grade HB
Internal RAM: 8Mb (1MB), Support for 10 pages
Power Input: 5V, 1A, DC, (M)
Connector Pin Out: 2.5mm
Power Jack: Inner 5VDC, Outer Ground
Supply Voltage: 5VDC
Current Consumption: Idle, 320mA
Operating Temperature : 0°C to 70°C
Part # FX2600
All prices are in USD.