Asset Tracking and Messaging
RockDASH provides cost-effective monitoring and alerts as to the whereabouts of your fleet when they’re in highly remote locations. It also offers five switch inputs for connection to on-board sensors, so it can transmit data on vibration, temperature, pressure and noise, for example, allowing you to plan in predictive maintenance.
The tracker will ‘wake up’ frequently in order to identify its location 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). This ensures you’re getting the best network coverage and value for money at all times.
Iridium’s LEO network provides truly global coverage and low-latency communications, enabling the high-reliability performance of RockDASH’s comprehensive tracking, messaging, and M2M / IoT features.
Keeping Your Team and Fleet Safe
With ‘watch mode’ activated, the device monitors for low-profile abnormal activity. The ‘Red Alert’ function sends pre-programmed alerts back to your base. Utilising waypoint marks, geo-fencing, and Ground Control’s easy-to-use web-based viewer, you can trace the movement of vehicles within mapped boundaries, securing the location and activity of the fleet.
Geo-fences can be programmed to have different behaviours. For example, transmitting on entry, exit, or both; or a specific transmission frequency when inside each fence. So you can personalise the RockDASH specifically to the activity and anticipated vehicle routing.
It also keeps your people connected via short messages (like SMS, social media updates, and short emails), 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.
- Handy and portable form factor with multiple covert or visible mounting options
- Runs on 9-30v external power supply
- Back-up via an internal battery, for up to two weeks’ use
- Remote reconfiguration of key parameters
- Global network coverage with Iridium LEO satellite
- Least-cost routing options using LTE Narrowband
- 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: 250 grams
- Installation: via Quick Release Mounting clip
- 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 RockDASH to exchange information with the Iridium satellite network. You only pay for months in which you wish to use the RockDASH. No annual contract is required. Line rental costs £18.00 / $23.00 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, when your project is ready to go live, it’s worth investigating the contract options instead, as they offer better value for money. Talk to us if you’d like a quote based on your specific requirements.
RockDASH is fully integrated with our online tracking platform, Cloudloop Tracking. This provides users with a map-based interface through which to view real-time and historical positions. Key features include:
- Real-time asset monitoring
- Speed monitoring – analyse asset speed over time
- Simple event tracking
- Instant notification when the alert button is used
- Organise assets into groups
Cloudloop Tracking is designed for simple tracking requirements. If you have more sophisticated tracking and reporting requirements, we work with several partners including TracPlus, v2track and IndigoSat to deliver industry-specific features. We also offer well documented APIs so you can consume the data in your preferred platform.
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