RockREMOTE Industrial IoT Communications Device

RockREMOTE delivers a reliable and flexible, all IP-based, dual-mode LTE-Satellite communications solution for fixed, semi-fixed or mobile M2M/IoT applications worldwide. Customers select between Ethernet, Wi-Fi or Serial RS232/485 for their communications interface requirements.

The highly adaptable RockREMOTE guarantees robust communication and provides the vital link to ensure that your data keeps flowing when the grid stops.

Key Features

  • Omni-directional, with no antenna pointing required; ideal for fixed deployment in hilly or woody locations, or for on-the-move applications

  • Simple to deploy, IP-based over Ethernet or Wi-Fi

  • Dual mode Iridium Certus satellite network combined with LTE

  • Small form factor, industry standard DIN rail mounting

  • Usage optimization enables RockREMOTE to be deployed in solar powered environments in locations where mains power is unavailable

  • Powerful integrated processing, storage and security enables the evolution towards Edge Computing

  • Support for MQTT into IoT cloud services from Amazon, Google and Microsoft

  • Ground Control's subscription management platform, Cloudloop, enables visibility and control over your asset usage

  • Hardware security module ensures that your data is secured while being transmitted over the network

  • Transparent message buffering, queuing, and automatic data compression

Technical Specification

  • Processor: Quad Core 1.5GHz Cortex-A72 (ARM v8)

  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 8GB Flash

  • Operating System: Linux

  • Satellite: Iridium Certus with Omni Antenna

  • Cellular: Telit LE910Cx Modem with embedded GNSS (region-specific variants available)

  • SIM Card Slots: 2 x Standard SIM card slots (Satellite + Cellular)

  • Serial Interfaces: 1 x RS232 interface, 1 x RS485 interface

  • Digital Interfaces: 1 x GPIO interface

  • Network Interfaces: 1 x RJ45 Ethernet and WiFi

  • Power Specification: Range: 10v - 30v DC | Draw: 1.5 amp average, 4 amp peak (at 12v). Supercapacitors for safe shutdown

  • Power Interface: Spring loaded header socket

  • Hardware Security: Dedicated hardware security module

  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 193.3mm x 120.3mm x 111.7mm / 7.6" x 4.7" x 4.4"

  • Mounting: Industry Standard DIN rail mounting

  • User Interface: Easy to use dashboard for configuration, debugging and monitoring

Effortless IoT

Dashboard – User Interface

  • Easy to use interface to configure RockREMOTE functionality
  • Advanced debugging and monitoring tools
  • Remote Configuration via Cloudloop Data

Smart Connection Management

  • Traffic routing is based upon a user programmable strategy
  • Automatic reconnection and retry mechanism; on-demand, interval or scheduled connection.

Enterprise or Cloud

  • Integrated with Cloudloop Data for integrated Billing. Provisioning and Usage Monitoring
  • Certified support for AWS IoT Core, Google Cloud IoT and Azure IoT Hub


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Photos of the RockREMOTE

RockREMOTE Transceiver
Within a Metal Enclosure

The RockREMOTE is pictured here in a metal cabinet. The transceiver has ingress protection of IP5X; the antenna is IP66.

RockREMOTE Transceiver
DIN Rail Mounting

The rear view of the RockREMOTE features industry standard DIN rail mounting.

RockREMOTE Transceiver
Connection Interfaces

Here's a close up of the connection interfaces; from left to right, the Iridium Antenna connection port, DC power in, RS422/RS485 connection port, RS232 connection port.

RockREMOTE Transceiver
Connection Interfaces

Pictured here is the digital I/O connection port, ethernet connection, and cellular antenna connection.

RockREMOTE Antenna
Assembling the Antenna

The omni-directional antenna doesn't need to be pointed, and is a low-loss radome. Mounts on any US-style Mounting Bracket with 1"-14NF threaded stud (not supplied).