The RockREMOTE Series
Customers select between Ethernet, Wi-Fi or Serial RS232/485 for their communications interface requirements. Both devices also support the new Iridium Messaging Transport (IMT) service.
Iridium Certus 100 Information
- Pole to pole coverage with no ‘line of sight’ challenges
- Leverages the L-Band frequency – stable and resilient, not susceptible to ‘rain fade’
- L-Band antennas are small and lightweight, ideal for portable and mobile use
- Omni-directional antennas with no moving parts
- IP data speeds of up to 88 Kbps, ideal for SCADA applications
- Lower latency and less signal attenuation than BGAN M2M
- Low power, small form factor equipment
- Easy to deploy with no satellite pointing required.
Iridium Certus 100 Service Plans and Pricing
For more information about our Certus 100 Service Plans, please visit our dedicated Certus 100 airtime page.
Benefits of Certus 100 Service
IP-Based for Easy Integration
It's easy to get going with the RockREMOTE device. It "takes the work out of the comms side for us which can be difficult between Arduino and Raspberry Pi equipment." The RockREMOTE offers dual-mode satellite and cellular airtime, too, so it's highly cost effective.
Satellites in Low Earth Orbit
Certus 100 utilises Iridium’s low earth orbit (LEO) network, which provides pole-to-pole coverage, and has the benefit of lower latency (<1 second). Additionally, antennas do not have to be pointed to pick up Iridium satellites, which makes this service ideal for mountainous or wooded areas.
Supported by Industry Experts
Ground Control's support team are available to help you at any stage of your IoT connectivity project, from device and airtime selection through to installation, testing and lifetime support. No device leaves our premises without being thoroughly tested, and with the latest firmware installed.
Cost Effective and Flexible Airtime
We can offer great flexibility in our airtime plans, which saves you money. Rather than you paying for data you're not using, or incurring expensive overage fees, we tailor our plans to your usage. We have very competitive rates thanks to our long-standing relationship with Iridium.
Cloudloop Platform and Applications
The Cloudloop platform can be accessed online, or the data retrieved via our fully-featured API. It delivers subscription management, device management, network monitoring and tracking functionality. Cloudloop supports Iridium and Inmarsat airtime.
Comparing Satellite IoT Connectivity
It’s tricky to compare airtime services because so much depends on how much data you need to send, but as a rough guide, we’ve put together the following comparison points. Get in touch if you’d like any help deciding what will work best for you.
News Stories and Posts About Iridium Certus 100
- February 17, 2023
What is Iridium Certus and what speeds are available? [Infographic]
Iridium Certus is available in three speed classes: Certus 100, which is intended for IoT applications; Certus 200, which is good for basic internet and voice, and Certus 700, which delivers the fastest L-band internet broadband speeds currently available, up to 704 Kbps.
- November 23, 2022
Finding optimum oil and gas sites with 40Geo drifting data buoys
40Geo captures geographical information from hard-to-reach areas with drifting data buoys to aid decisions about when and where to situate oil and gas operations. Using the RockBLOCK 9602, the team can extract close to real-time data under any circumstances, unaffected by location, weather or cellular coverage.
- January 16, 2023
Real-time oceanic and meteorological telemetry with RockREMOTE
MTE’s Viking Buoy has been deployed across North America to deliver maritime IoT insights for the scientific research community. Here’s how upgrading to the RockREMOTE and Certus 100 service has helped further their mission.
- December 19, 2022
Preventing poaching in Gabon with RockREMOTE IMT
Leveraging the new IMT satellite service by Iridium, RockREMOTE exposes integrators to an industry-standard MQTT interface. Ground Control’s development of a new Satellite IoT Gateway enables Digital Forest to quickly and easily integrate two-way messaging into their application using standard MQTT libraries for their platforms.
- September 30, 2021
Can Satellite be an Effective PSTN Replacement?
In this video we explore the challenge presented by the PSTN switch off, particularly the impact on British utilities companies. We’ll propose satellite connectivity as a solution to these challenges, but this offers you a broad spectrum of possibilities, so we explore the best options for this application.
- January 17, 2022
Selecting the right satellite connectivity for people or machines
- November 1, 2021
5 Ways to Reduce Data Transmission Costs in the Oil Well Lifecycle
In this webinar, we look at 5 ways in which optimized connectivity – reckoned to add $250 billion of value to upstream Oil and Gas operations by 2030 – can be achieved. We explore lowering costs through better device monitoring, choosing the best communications strategy for each application, and implementing emerging technology such as edge computing.
- April 12, 2022
Secure data transmission: the key to unlocking Utilities’ operational success?
The key to operational success in Utilities is to collect accurate, real-time data throughout the supply chain. But data collection is increasingly fraught with risk as cyber-criminals target infrastructure. Our latest eBook explores the challenge and the options available to utilities companies.
Is Iridium Certus 100 the right airtime for your project?
Please call or email us, or complete the form, if you'd like to discuss your project, and we'll provide expert, impartial advice on the best hardware, airtime and service to meet your needs.