Our Iridium satellite devices
RockBLOCK hosts an Iridium 9602 satellite modem and provides it with an antenna. Maybe you want to transmit weather information from mid-ocean? Perhaps you need to communicate in an emergency, when other networks might not be available? The small and robust RockBLOCK can help you.RockBLOCK 9602
The RockREMOTE solution combines the RockREMOTE terminal, the Iridium Certus network and LTE cellular connectivity, end-to-end networking and the powerful Cloudloop platform. It can be tailored to address a variety of fixed and mobile communications challenges.RockREMOTE
The RockSTAR Two-Way Messenger is a truly global communication device and tracking system. 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.RockSTAR
Iridium Certus 100
It utilises the L-Band frequency range, so antennas can be small and lightweight, and the connection is resilient and stable. Certus 100 offers IP data speeds of up to 88 Kbps.
RockREMOTE delivers a reliable and flexible, all IP-based, dual-mode LTE-Satellite communications solution for fixed, semi-fixed or mobile M2M / IoT applications worldwide.
Iridium For Tracking and Messaging Applications
RockSTAR, our first product, has undergone dozens of upgrades over the years and remains a completely dependable handheld tracking device. RockSTAR has saved many lives and provides a lifeline of support for those in operating in inhospitable environments.
Satellite airtime isn’t cheap, and we pride ourselves on delivering great value for our customers. So, rather than having a small number of plans that will either see you rack up expensive overage fees, or pay for data you don’t use, we tailor our plans to every customer. These are example plans only; let us know what your data requirements are and we’ll make a plan that suits you.
Also, please note that our annual plans are available for any SBD device; our Pay-As-You-Go plans are exclusive to Ground Control manufactured devices.
Our pay-as-you-go plans offer great flexibility for development purposes, and are available for the RockBLOCK 9602 and RockBLOCK 9603 plug-and-play satellite transceivers, the RockSTAR personal tracking device, RockFLEET vehicle tracking device, and the RockAIR aircraft tracking device.
Pay-as-you-go plans are made up of line rental and credits (see next tab – Running Costs). Line rental allows the SBD device to exchange information with the Iridium satellite network. Credits are used each time you transmit.
Line rental allows the SBD device to exchange information with the Iridium satellite network. Credits are used each time you transmit. One credit is used per 50 bytes (or part thereof) of message sent or received. One credit is also used if you check your mailbox and there are no messages waiting (a mailbox check).
Be sure to check out our SBD Pricing page for full details of our Pay-As-You-Go service plans.
Benefits of Iridium Short Burst Data Service
Flexible Connectivity Solutions
Our SBD products are 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 – they’re ideal.
Truly Global Coverage + Low Latency
Iridium has 66 satellites in orbit around the Earth, allowing coverage anywhere on Earth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No other satellite network has truly global coverage. Messages sent via Iridium take just seconds to reach you, via e-mail or directly to your web-service.
Customized Airtime Service Plans
Satellite airtime is more expensive than cellular - most of the time! - but we make it affordable. We have great prices, and we also tailor all of our airtime plans to our customers' requirements, so you only pay for the data you use, and avoid expensive overage fees.
Cloudloop Platform and Applications
All our devices are provided with access to our web-based monitoring and management system, Cloudloop. which simplifies your data, device and subscription management. If you have your own management system, and want to integrate data from our products, that's OK.
Is SBD right for your project?
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