Iridium Extreme Satellite PhoneTracking on the Iridium Extreme goes over a channel on the Iridium network called LBS. LBS (location based services) is different from the channel that sends voice, data, and SMS and is therefore charged separately, with its own distinct airtime pricing.
LBS is a proprietary subset of a type of satellite transmission protocol called SBD (short burst data). Both LBS and SBD can only send very small bits of data at a time – a max of 1000 bytes – so it’s limited to data transmission like location reports, which are extremely small in size.
Tracking on the Iridium Extreme can be set up to go out on regular intervals or to simply send out a position report every time the phone registers.
When Iridium receives the position reports from your Iridium Extreme satellite phone, it can then send those position reports to Vismo via SMS. It works basically like when you try to make a phone call to any other phone.
Combined with your Iridium satellite phone, Iridium AxcessPoint allows you to create a Wi-Fi hotspot and connect to the Internet. Now you can keep in touch on your trusted devices from anywhere on the surface of the planet.