Fleet Tracking and Messaging
The RockAIR has quick access to alert features using the front panel, along with a comprehensive set of tracking, messaging, and M2M / IoT features. The unit comes with a quick-release mount to enable carry-on installation in seconds.
The tracker has been designed to wake up frequently in order to glean its position using the GPS satellite network. It will then transmit this position to Ground Control HQ via the Iridium satellite network (or LTE Narrowband if in range). The easy to use web-based viewer will then visualise these positions.
Using a combination of LTE Narrowband and Iridium ensures you are getting the best value for money for truly global tracking and communication.
The RockAIR also allows short messages (like SMS, social media updates, and short emails) to be sent using a paired Bluetooth device, such as a smartphone, and the RockCONNECT app. This allows for full two-way communication wherever you are, even when out of mobile network range.
The RockAIR features complex geofencing capabilities working on many vertices; the device will monitor its location relative to these geofences, and can have different behaviour atttributed to each fence. For example, transmitting on entry, exit, or both; or a specific transmission frequency when inside each fence.
- Small form factor with multiple mounting options
- Can be covertly mounted and positioned
- Will run on 9-30v external power supply
- Back-up internal battery, for up to two weeks’ use
- Over-the-air reconfiguration of key parameters
- Truly global operation with the Iridium satellite network
- Least-cost routing option using LTE Narrowband where possible
- Bluetooth LE for advanced messaging (requires Bluetooth LE-compatible phone/tablet)
- External switch inputs for easy alerting from external sensors
- RS-232 serial input for M2M / IoT usage
- Powered by: 9-30v input, USB or integrated backup battery
- Transmits using: Iridium or LTE Narrowband
- Size: 100mm x 119mm x 25mm
- Weight: 210 grams
- Installation: via Quick Release Mounting clip
- Other certifications: FCC and CE; DO-160G
- Tracking options: Various tracking options from 1 minute to 24 hours
Ground Control offers Iridium SBD airtime both as a prepaid tariff, and as an annual contract for companies planning a larger deployment of devices. Full pricing plans can be found on our Short Burst Data Pricing page.
If you choose our prepaid, or pay as you go option, line rental is paid in blocks of 1 month, and allows the RockAIR to exchange information with the Iridium satellite network. You only pay for months in which you wish to use the RockAIR. No annual contract is required. Line rental costs £18.00 per month.
Credits are used each time you transmit. 1 credit is used per 50 bytes (or part thereof) of message sent or received. 1 credit is also used if you check your mailbox and there are no messages waiting (A mailbox check). Credits do not expire, even if you are paying no line rental. Credits are shared/pooled between all of the devices on your account
Please note, while our pay-as-you-go tariffs offer great flexibility for development purposes, we know they are not suitable for everyone. If you are planning a large deployment of devices and are willing to commit to airtime contracts of 12 months or more, please get in touch. We have access to various tariffs which may suit you better.
*For full details of our Short Burst Data service plans, please visit our SBD pricing page.
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