The Iridium Edge allows you to send and receive short messages from anywhere on Earth, so long as you have a clear view of the sky. It works far beyond the reach of Wi-Fi and GSM networks.
Maybe you want to transmit weather information from mid-ocean? Or use it to get telemetry back from an oil well? Perhaps you need to communicate in an emergency, when other networks might not be available? Whatever you need it for, we can help.
Combined with our flexible data packages and RockBLOCK IoT platform, you can connect your remote systems seamlessly.
Plug and play satellite communication
Bottom exit or side exit cable
Full two-way communication system
Satellite add-on for truly global coverage
Integrated antenna and power conditioning
Robust power supply for industrial IoT
Certified in key geographies
180° line of sight for compromised, partially blocked locations
Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) modem for pole to pole coverage
Network Frequency: 1616 – 1626.5 MHz
Message Size: 270 bytes (receive), 340 bytes (transmit)
SBD Transceiver: Iridium 9602N
Antenna: Integrated Iridium certified antenna
Dimensions (LxWxH): 130mm x 80mm x 30mm
Ingress Protection: IP67
Side and bottom cable exits
Connector: M12-8 pin male, terminated on 20cm pigtail cable
Installation Options: pole, screw, tape
Power Supply: (9-32v DC), SAE J1455 load dump protected
Maximum Power: 1.6W (peak for short transmit burst)
Low Power Modes: < 200uA
Reverse polarity protection
Operating and Storage Temperature Range: -40C to 85C
Vibration: SAE J1455, Section 4.1
Interfaces: RS232 AT command interface, on/off control lines
RockBLOCK+ vs. Iridium Edge
Our RockBLOCK+ product is very similar to the Iridium Edge. There are some key differences, though, which may guide your choice, and these are illustrated in the table below.
Both the Iridium Edge and our RockBLOCK+ unit come with access to our ‘Core’ management system, so you can receive data via HTTP POST, easily see message traffic and diagnose issues, and manage your airtime usage quickly and easily online.
|Powered By:||3m 9-30v DC input||20cm 9-30v DC input|
|Weight:||300 grams||320 grams|
|Size:||4cm high, 13cm diameter (+cable)||3cm high, 13cm long, 8cm wide|
|Waterproofing:||IP68 certified (submersible up to 5m indefinitely)||IP67 certified (submersible up to 1m for 30 minutes)|
|Ideal For:||External Use||External Use|
|Cable Options:||Side exit with either tails, DE9 or USB, 3m-15m cable||Bottom/side exit with M12 8-pin male, 20cm cable|
|Pricing:||from £209.00||from £249.00|
Line rental is paid in blocks of 1 month, and allows the Iridium Edge to exchange information with the Iridium satellite network. You only pay for months in which you wish to use the Iridium Edge. No annual contract is required. Line rental costs $16 / £12 per month and includes access to The CORE management system for managing your devices.
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 unless you do not use your account at all for 12 months. 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 (100+) 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.
|Bundle||Per Credit||Bundle Price|