Iridium Edge Solar


The Iridium Edge Solar utilizes Short Burst Data (SBD) to transmit IoT and location data from any location with a clear view of the sky. What’s more, its built-in solar power ensures self-charging, enabling up to 10 years of operation without external power sources. Stay connected and powered with this cutting-edge solution.

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Experience Seamless Tracking and IoT Data Anywhere

Engineered for rugged environments, the Iridium Edge Solar is built to withstand the toughest conditions while providing reliable data transmission for up to 10 years. Powered by solar energy, its battery remains charged, and for added peace of mind, a backup battery ensures an additional 5 years of data transmission (based on 2x per day reporting).

Equipped with real-time GPS tracking and advanced Bluetooth capabilities, the Edge Pro Solar is the ideal choice for remote asset tracking, monitoring, and management. It empowers you to stay connected and in control, no matter how challenging the location.

To simplify data management, the Edge Solar seamlessly integrates with Cloudloop, Ground Control’s subscription, device, and data management platform. With Cloudloop, you have complete control over your data delivery, device configuration, subscriptions, usage alerts, cost control measures, and device tracking. You can even integrate this valuable data into your proprietary system if desired.

  • Seamless two-way communication and configuration with Cloudloop Device Manager
  • Effortless integration of wireless sensors and local device connectivity with enhanced Bluetooth functionality
  • Long-lasting self-charging solar-powered battery, up to 10 years of operation
  • Military-grade ruggedness and reliability, meeting MIL-STD-810G and IP68 standards
  • Certified by FCC, IC, CE, and Australia/New Zealand authorities
  • Compatible with Cloudloop Tracking for tracking and position visualization
  • Scheduled reporting mode for defining specific time slots for reporting
  • Start/stop reporting for automatic data transmission during movement initiation or cessation
  • In-motion reporting for continuous updates while in motion
  • Interval reporting mode for setting specific time intervals for regular data transmission
  • Accelerometer and magnetometer for enhanced functionality
  • Global operation, including polar regions
  • Size (L x W x H): 6.47 inches x 2.8 inches x 1.29 inches
  • Weight: 1.04 lbs
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40 to +185 ℉
  • Storage Temperature Range: Store below 90°F (32°C) for best results
  • Durability: MIL-STD-810G, ASTM D3763, IPC9592a, UL746C F1, ASTM-G154 to 1.0 Yr
  • Ingress Protection: IP68 rated
  • Vibration: MIL-STD-810G:514.7, IEC60068-2-80 to 7.5Grms Random (5Hz-2000Hz)
  • Transmits using Iridium Short Burst Data
  • 340 bytes per message sent; 270 bytes per message received

Ground Control provides Iridium SBD airtime both as a prepaid tariff and an annual contract, catering to different deployment needs. Complete pricing details can be found on our Short Burst Data Pricing page.

With our prepaid option, also known as pay-as-you-go, line rental is billed on a monthly basis, allowing the Edge Solar device to communicate with the Iridium satellite network. You only pay for the months in which you intend to use the Edge Solar, and no annual contract is required. The line rental cost is $17.00 per month.

Credits are consumed with each transmission. One credit is used for every 50 bytes (or portion thereof) of sent or received messages. Additionally, one credit is used for mailbox checks, even if there are no waiting messages. Credits do not expire and are shared among all devices associated with your account.

Please note that while our pay-as-you-go tariffs offer flexibility for development purposes, we understand they may not be suitable for everyone. Our contract options can often work out lower cost, particularly for longer or larger deployments of devices. Get in touch with us to get a quote tailored to your specific needs.

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Any questions about the Edge Solar?

If you're confident the Edge Solar is the right device for your needs, and would like a tailored quote for airtime or hardware, please call or email us, or complete the form.

Equally, if you'd like some expert, impartial advice on your application and the best suited device and airtime, get in touch: we have over 20 years' experience in satellite IoT and tracking, and we're here to help.
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