Beam - PotsDOCK 9555 Docking Station


PotsDOCK allows the Iridium 9555 handset to be used in a wide variety of applications. The intelligent RJ11/POTS interface enables standard corded, cordless or DECT handsets to be used or alternatively interfaced with a PBX system presenting standard ring, busy and dial tones like a standard phone network.

PotsDOCK also has an inbuilt Bluetooth module for voice and data connectivity, along with an intelligent tracking and alert reporting system utilizing the inbuilt GPS engine of the PotsDOCK. The alert and tracking module can be configured to support periodic polling or emergency alert reporting.

The Iridium 9555 satellite phone fits securely in the dock, which features inbuilt Bluetooth, USB data, phone charging and integrated antenna, and data and power connection, making it possible to keep all antenna cables and power permanently connected to the dock and ready for use.

Technical Specifications & Features


PotsDOCK 9555 Cradle

  • Securely holds Iridium 9555 handset
  • Robust design and construction
  • Charges Iridium 9555 handset ready for use
  • Integrated antenna connection
  • Integrated USB connectivity



  • Supports standard cordless and corded telephones (5 REN)
  • RJ11 can be run 600 m (2000 ft) from unit
  • Corded, cordless or DECT handsets
  • Easily integrated to PBX system
  • Ring, busy and dial tones
  • Superior voice quality



  • Tracking and alert monitoring capable
  • Periodic position reports or remotely polled
  • Triggered position status message
  • Inbuilt GPS engine
  • Interfaces to Beam’s LeoTRAK-Online
  • Also compatible with other tracking applications



  • Panic alert button inbuilt in cradle
  • Option of additional wired alert buttons
  • Interfaces to Beam’s LeoTRAK-Online


Integrated Bluetooth®

  • Bluetooth® inbuilt in cradle
  • Supports Bluetooth® voice and data accessories


Inbuilt Ringer

  • Inbuilt ringer for enhanced ring indication


Voice, Data, SMS, SBD

  • Supports all Iridium voice, data, SMS and SBD services
  • Access to prepaid, postpaid and crew calling


Privacy Handset

  • Supports optional Beam privacy handset
  • Auto sensing answer/hang-up intelligence



  • Supports 9–32 VDC power input
  • Flexible installation via universal mount, also suitable for wall mounting
  • Supplied with 110 – 240 VAC Plug pack
  • Handset always charged ready for use



  • Professional industrial design
  • Two-year peace of mind with a replacement guarantee
  • 100% factory tested
  • Fully certified: Iridium, RoHS, CE, IEC60945


Iridium Network

Iridium 9555 Handset: 1616 – 1625 MHz
Compressed Data: 10 – 12 kbps
Voice/Data Modulation: 1.4 kbps

PotsDOCK 9555 Cradle

Power Specifications
Power Input Voltage  9 – 32V DC, 2A max
Power Consumption at 12 VDC

Stand-by* incl handset and RJ11: 1.1 W (90 mA @ 12 Vin)
Transmit incl handset and RJ11: 6 W (0.5 A @ 12 Vin)
* When battery charged


GPS Module (internal)
Channels: 14 tracking, 51 channel acquiring
Update Rate: 1 Hz
Accuracy: Position 2.5 mCEP, velocity 0.1 m/s, timing 300 ns
Acquisition TTFF: Cold 29 sec, Hot 1 sec
Sensitivity: -161 dBm
Operational Limits: Altitude 18000 m, Velocity 515 m/s
Dynamics: 4G


Physical Specifications

Dimensions – mm200 x 75 x 65325 x 140 x 88
Dimensions – inches7.9 x 3.0 x 2.77.2 x 5.1 x 1.0
Weight – kg0.321.3
Weight – lbs0.72.86


Environmental Specifications

Degrees °CDegrees °F
Operating Range-30 to +70-22 to +158
Storage-40 to +85-40 to +185
Humidity= 93% RH


I/O Alarm/Alert

  • Alert Button: Inbuilt on PotsDOCK – 2 Key press
  • 1x Alarm Loop: Bare Wire – “Normally Closed” Loop IN to OUT. Up to 500 m cable run/multi buttons
  • Track: Inbuilt – single key press



  • POTS/RJ11: RJ11/2-wire, complex or 600 ?, 5 REN, 600 m adjustable dial/busy tones/frequency, adaptive Z
  • Iridium – Antenna: Fixed Cable to TNC-Female
  • GPS-Antenna: Fixed Cable to SMA-Female
  • 9-32 V DC: 4-way microFit (AC/DC adaptor, or DC lead)
  • Privacy Handset Port: 4 pole 3.5 mm jack
  • Data Port: USB Mini Base of Dock
  • Bluetooth® Voice/Data: Inbuilt module/antenna, class 1 (up to 300 m). Bluetooth® system 2.0 v+EDR, CE and FCC



  • Bluetooth®: Blue/Orange
  • Alert: Red/Orange
  • Mute/Ringer: Red
  • Backlight: White LED
  • Handset Release: Top of Cradle, No LED



  • Iridium
  • Electrical safety
  • EMC compliance
  • CE compliance
  • RoHS
  • C Tick
  • Independent aeronautical certification MUST be gained prior to installation


Kit Contents

  • Beam PotsDOCK cradle
  • Universal mounting bracket (RAM)
  • 110 – 240 VAC plug pack
  • 9 – 32 VDC power cable
  • User manual
  • Quick start guide