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.
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
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
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
RockREMOTE for PSTN
In the UK, the Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN) will reach the end of its life in December 2025. For Utilities companies with sites in remote areas, this presents a challenge, which we believe satellite connectivity can overcome. Watch the video to learn more.
Photos of the RockREMOTE
Within a Metal Enclosure
The RockREMOTE is pictured here in a metal cabinet. The transceiver has ingress protection of IP5X; the antenna is IP66.
DIN Rail Mounting
The rear view of the RockREMOTE features industry standard DIN rail mounting.
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.
Pictured here is the digital I/O connection port, ethernet connection, and cellular antenna connection.
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).