RockAIR Aircraft and Helicopter Tracking and Messaging

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 LTE Narrowband, which allows it to use terrestrial mobile phone networks when possible, automatically switching to the global Iridium satellite network when LTE Narrowband is not available.

It has quick access to alert features using the front panel, along with a comprehensive set of tracking, messaging, and M2M / IoT features. The unit comes with a quick-release mount to enable carry-on installation in seconds.

Key Features

  • Small form factor with multiple mounting options
  • Can be covertly mounted and positioned
  • Will run on 9-30v external power supply
  • Back-up internal battery, for up to two weeks’ use
  • Over-the-air reconfiguration of key parameters
  • Truly global operation with the Iridium satellite network
  • Least-cost routing option using LTE Narrowband
  • Bluetooth LE for advanced messaging (requires Bluetooth LE-compatible phone/tablet)
  • External switch inputs for easy alerting from external sensors
  • RS-232 serial input for M2M / IoT usage

Tech Specification

  • Powered by: 9-30v input, USB or integrated backup battery
  • Transmits using: Iridium or LTE Narrowband
  • Size: 3.9″ x 4.7″ x 0.98″ (100mm x 119mm x 25mm)
  • Weight: 0.46 lbs (210 grams)
  • Installation: via Quick Release Mounting clip
  • Other certifications: FCC and CE; DO-160G
  • Tracking options: Various tracking options from 1 minute to 24 hours


The RockAIR tracker has been designed to wake up frequently in order to glean its position using the GPS satellite network. It will then transmit this position to Ground Control HQ via the Iridium satellite network (or LTE Narrowband). The easy to use web-based viewer will then visualize these positions, Using a combination of LTE Narrowband and Iridium ensures you are getting the best value for money for truly global tracking and communication.


The RockAIR also allows short messages (like SMS, social media updates, and short emails) to be sent using a paired Bluetooth device, such as a smartphone, and the RockCONNECT app. This allows for full two-way communication wherever you are, even when out of mobile network range.


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