The RockAIR is a truly global tracking and messaging device designed for use on the dashboard of light aircraft, rotorcraft, and land-based vehicles. It has built-in GSM, which allows it to use terrestrial mobile phone networks when possible, automatically switching to the global Iridium satellite network when GSM is not available.
It 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.
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 GSM 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 GSM
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
The RockAIR 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 GSM if in range). The easy to use web-based viewer will then visualize these positions, Using a combination of GSM and Iridium ensures you are gettign 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.
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