Short Burst Data Range

Truly global coverage

We’ve got you covered with the Ground Control Short Burst Data (SBD) Range. Utilizing the power of an Iridium modem and the Iridium satellite network, we ensure that your data, your assets and of course lives are in safe hands 24/7 anywhere on the earth.

When you send or receive small packets of data (hundreds of bytes) in difficult geographic areas, Iridium SBD may solve your problem. It uses the Iridium satellite network, which has truly global coverage, and provides a vital means of communication for M2M applications.

See full SBD range here and SBD Service Plans here.

Key Info

  • Ideal for M2M Applications

  • Small form factor, low power requirements

  • Can provide/suggest SBD equipment, or

  • Can provide airtime for existing equipment

  • Happy to discuss your requirements

  • Iridium SBD specialists

  • Truly Global Operation, using the Iridium satellite network

RockBLOCK 9603

Enable your products

The RockBLOCK allows you to send and receive short messages from anywhere on Earth with a clear view of the sky. It works far beyond the reach of Wi-Fi and GSM networks. The RockBLOCK 9603 is a smaller version of our standard RockBLOCK product. It has the same capabilities but is designed to be as small and light as possible.

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RockBLOCK 9603

The RockBLOCK 9603 has a small form factor Molex connector to link the serial, power, and signalling lines to your controller.  It's targeted primarily at systems integrators and product developers where space inside your enclosure is at a premium.

RockBLOCK+

Available as a PCB or encapsulated product, the RockBLOCK+ is a plug and play satellite communication device, enabling your product to transmit data, anywhere on earth. The encapsulated unit is full waterproof so whether you want to transmit weather information from mid-ocean, or use it to control your robot in the middle of the desert, we've got you covered.

RockBLOCK+

Waterproof, plug and play satellite communication

An encapsulated version of our standard RockBLOCK product.  The RockBLOCK+ has a built-in power regulator and can accept between 9-30v DC. Waterproof IP68-certified (submersible up to 1m indefinitely).

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RockFLEET

Permanent installation for maritime and more

The RockFLEET Tracker is a truly global tracking device designed for permanent installation on ships, yachts, vehicles, and other assets. It has an optional GSM unit, which allows it to use terrestrial mobile phone networks when possible, automatically switching to the global Iridium satellite network when GSM is not available.

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RockFLEET

The unit is waterproof and ruggedized, with a variety of mounting options to suit your needs. It's powered from a 9-30V DC supply and comes with a built-in battery backup. It allows short messages (like SMS, social media updates, and short emails) to be sent using a paired Bluetooth device and the RockCONNECT app.

RockAIR

It has quick access to alert features using the front panel, along with a comprehensive set of tracking, messaging, and M2M/IoT (machine-to-machine, internet of things) features. The unit comes with a quick-release mount to enable carry-on installation in seconds. It allows short messages (like SMS, social media updates, and short emails) to be sent using a paired Bluetooth device and the RockCONNECT app.

RockAIR

The airborne tracking solution

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 isn't available.

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RockSTAR

Hand-held device on the go

The RockSTAR is a hand-held tracking and messaging device. It allows you to send and receive short messages from anywhere on Earth with a clear view of the sky. It works far beyond the reach of Wi-Fi and GSM networks.

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RockSTAR

The RockSTAR unit is waterproof, ruggedized, and built to withstand the most challenging environments. It allows short messages (like SMS, social media updates, and short emails) to be sent using a paired Bluetooth device and the Messenger app.

The Short Burst Data Range provides the connection solution for multiple industries and projects.

‘Weather’ it’s getting data from a wind turbine in the middle of the ocean using the tiny RockBLOCK or ensuring your crew are safe in a critical aviation situation with the rugged RockAIR, Ground Control products provide the vital connectivity that you need.

RockFLEET is currently the main provider of monitoring for Queensland fisheries, as well as other maritime and online land solutions. RockSTAR, our 1st product, is still as strong as it was when we launched it x years ago. RockSTAR has saved many lives and provides a lifeline of support for those in operating in inhospitable environments.

Our SBD range is ideal for remote weather stations, ocean drifters and buoys, monitoring of oil pipelines, controlling and reporting on equipment in the middle of nowhere. For basic telemetry and command/control applications where mobile signals don’t go – it’s ideal.

See full SBD range here and SBP Service Plans here.

Our newest product the Rock Remote has been designed to solve a more specific industrial problem; PTSN replacement. The Rock Remote will provide utilities companies with a up to date way of connecting their remote locations.

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