The RockREMOTE Series
Customers select between Ethernet, Wi-Fi or Serial RS232/485 for their communications interface requirements. Both devices also support the new Iridium Messaging Transport (IMT) service.
Iridium Certus 100 Coverage
- Pole to pole coverage with no ‘line of sight’ challenges
- Leverages the L-Band frequency – stable and resilient, not susceptible to ‘rain fade’
- L-Band antennas are small and lightweight, ideal for portable and mobile use
- Omni-directional antennas with no moving parts
- IP data speeds of up to 88 Kbps, ideal for SCADA applications
- Lower latency and less signal attenuation than BGAN M2M
- Low power, small form factor equipment
- Easy to deploy with no satellite pointing required.
Iridium Certus 100 Service Plans and Pricing
For more information about our Certus 100 Service Plans, please visit our dedicated Certus 100 airtime page.
Benefits of Certus 100 Service
IP-Based for Easy Integration
It's easy to get going with the RockREMOTE device. It "takes the work out of the comms side for us which can be difficult between Arduino and Raspberry Pi equipment." The RockREMOTE offers dual-mode satellite and cellular airtime, too, so it's highly cost effective.
Satellites in Low Earth Orbit
Certus 100 utilizes Iridium’s low earth orbit (LEO) network, which provides pole-to-pole coverage, and has the benefit of lower latency (<1 second). Additionally, antennas do not have to be pointed to pick up Iridium satellites, which makes this service ideal for mountainous or wooded areas.
Supported by Industry Experts
Ground Control's support team are available to help you at any stage of your IoT connectivity project, from device and airtime selection through to installation, testing and lifetime support. No device leaves our premises without being thoroughly tested first, and with the latest firmware installed.
Cost Effective and Flexible Airtime
We can offer great flexibility in our airtime plans, which saves you money. Rather than you paying for data you're not using, or incurring expensive overage fees, we tailor our plans to your usage. We have very competitive rates thanks to our long-standing relationship with Iridium.
Cloudloop Platform and Applications
The Cloudloop platform can be accessed online, or the data retrieved via our fully-featured API. It delivers subscription management, device management, network monitoring and tracking functionality. Cloudloop supports Iridium and Inmarsat airtime.
Comparing Satellite IoT Connectivity
It’s tricky to compare airtime services because so much depends on how much data you need to send, but as a rough guide, we’ve put together the following comparison points. Get in touch if you’d like any help deciding what will work best for you.
*Iridium Messaging Transport (IMT) uses the Iridium Certus 100 platform, but because you can optimize your transmissions by sending them in messages, rather than via IP, you’ll spend considerably less money transmitting your data. The pricing is the same whether you use IMT or Certus 100, but you’ll use much less data if you use IMT, so you’ll be able to purchase a smaller data plan. Ask the team if you’d like estimates for your data usage costs.
News Stories and Posts About Iridium Certus 100
January 16, 2023
Real-time oceanic and meteorological telemetry with RockREMOTE
MTE’s Viking Buoy has been deployed across North America to deliver maritime IoT insights for the scientific research community. Here’s how upgrading to the RockREMOTE and Certus 100 service has helped further their mission.
November 23, 2022
Finding optimum oil and gas sites with 40Geo drifting data buoys
Using the RockBLOCK 9602, the team can extract close to real-time data under any circumstances, unaffected by location, weather or cellular coverage.
February 14, 2023
Iridium Certus 100, 200 and 700 Services Explained [Infographic]
Our infographic provides an at-a-glance guide to the Iridium Certus 100, 200 and 700 services. Find out the best applications for each, and our recommended devices.
January 6, 2023
How Iridium Messaging Transport (IMT) opens up new IoT possibilities
IMT offers arguably the best of both worlds – a message-based service utilizing Iridium Certus 100 to send/receive messages up to 100,000 bytes.
December 14, 2022
Introducing Iridium Messaging Transport (IMT)
Taking full advantage of IMT, the latest Iridium network service evolution, Ground Control is proud to announce the development of a new Satellite IoT delivery network.
January 7, 2023
Introducing Ground Control’s Satellite IoT Gateway
Our Director of Software Engineering, Dan Ambrose, explains how our new IoT Gateway makes utilizing Iridium Messaging Transport (IMT) easy, from managing the connection to message queuing, and retries.
Is Iridium Certus 100 the right airtime for your project?
Please call or email us, or complete the form, if you'd like to discuss your project, and we'll provide expert, impartial advice on the best hardware, airtime and service to meet your needs.