The RockAIR is a global tracking and messaging device designed for use on the dashboard of light aircraft or rotorcraft. It has built-in LTE Narrowband, which allows it to use cellular networks when possible, automatically switching to the global Iridium satellite network when LTE Narrowband is not available.

Aircraft & Helicopter 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 visualize 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.

Bluetooth LE for Advanced Two-Way Messaging

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 attributed to each fence. For example, transmitting on entry, exit, or both; or a specific transmission frequency when inside each fence.

Cloudloop Tracking
  • 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
  • Mark an unlimited number of waypoints (four user-defined categories)
  • Watch Me button informs HQ that you would like to be more actively monitored for a period of time
  • Alert button notifies your first responders with a message and your precise location
  • 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)
  • RockCONNECT app lets you configure RockAIR remotely, and send/receive messages, emails and SMS
  • 5 digital inputs for easy alerting from external sensors
  • RS-232 serial input for M2M / IoT usage
  • GPS, accelerometer and thermometer, power loess and impact sensors
  • Integrated with Cloudloop Tracking, or export data to your preferred tracking platform
  • 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. The contract pricing is more affordable, but the prepaid tariff makes your costs extremely predictable! 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 $23.00 / £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

We do appreciate that this system doesn’t immediately ‘translate’ into the context of flying an aircraft, so please get in touch to discuss your usage patterns, and we can provide you with a tailored quote.

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RockAIR 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:

  • Speed monitoring – analyze asset speed over time
  • Altitude monitoring
  • Simple event tracking (signal loss, take-off, landing)
  • Instant notification when the alert button is used
  • Organize assets into groups

Cloudloop Tracking is designed for simple tracking requirements, and works well for private owners, flying schools and scenic flight operators. If you have more sophisticated tracking and reporting requirements, we work with several partners including TracPlus, v2track, Skytrac and IndigoSat to deliver more aviation-specific features.

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Do you have any questions?

We’re here to help. Collaboratively designed with aviators and proudly manufactured in our UK headquarters, the RockAIR brings you dependable, resilient, and cost-effective tracking along with seamless two-way communications.

Hundreds of pilots worldwide rely on our robust carry-on aviation tracking device. Simply fill in the form, or email, and we’ll be happy to help.

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