Where does the RockBLOCK+ come in?
The RockBLOCK+ device is used as the entry point into the Slide Sentinel system when it’s deployed in remote locations. All positions collected by rovers on the network are sent to the central base station, then uploaded to a cloud infrastructure for real time rover monitoring using the Rockblock+.
Rock Seven (now trading as Ground Control) director, Nick Farrell, said: “This is yet another amazing use of our IoT devices, and shows the flexibility of the product and the Iridium network as a whole. Every day we see remote projects being enabled with our equipment, allowing scientists to go further and do more than ever before.”
“The Rockblock+ has proved useful for sending data to the rovers on our system. Users can uniquely address and send rover configuration data via the Rockblock+. This data is eventually dispatched to the proper rover and can dynamically change the behaviour of the device – i.e., we can tell the rover to wake more or less frequently or make the rover unit’s accelerometer more sensitive to movement events.”Slide Sentinel developer and project lead, Kamron Kent Ebrahimi