Iridium Edge Satellite Communication Device
The Iridium Edge Satellite Communication Device 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 WiFi and GSM networks. Maybe you want to transmit weather information from mid-ocean? Or use it to get telemetry back from an oil well? Perhaps you need to communicate in an emergency, when other networks might not be available? We can help you.
RockBLOCK+ vs. Iridium Edge
The RockBLOCK+ is very similar to the Iridium Edge. There are some key differences though, which may guide your choice, and these are illustrated in the table below. Regardless whether you choose the Iridium Edge or our RockBLOCK+ unit, both come with access to our ‘Core’ management system, allowing you to receive data via HTTP POST, easily see message traffic and diagnose issues, and manage your airtime usage quickly and easily online.
|Dimensions||8 x 10 x 8 in|
|Bundle||per Credit||Bundle Price|
The sleep signal is internally pulled high on the RockBLOCK and RockBLOCK+ products, so you can leave it disconnected if you want to leave the modem 'awake' all of the time.
To turn 'off' the modem, pull the line to ground.Unit refuses to give me data from the SBDRT command?
If you are using the SBDRT command, and the modem appears to 'hang' when you issue the command, it is probably due to flow control configuration. The default state for the RockBLOCK and RockBLOCK+ units has flow control turned ON in the modem. When running in 3-wire serial mode, flow control should be turned OFF, which will ensure you get responses to your requests.
Use the command AT&K0 at the start of your command sequence. This turns flow control off, and should solve the problem.
|Powered By||3m 9-30v DC input||20cm 9-30v DC input|
|Built in Antenna||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||300 grams||320 grams|
|Size||4cm high, 13cm diameter (+cable)||3cm high, 13cm long, 8cm wide (+cable)|
|Waterproofing||IP68 certified (submersible up to 5m indefnitely)||IP67 certified (submersible up to 1m for 30 minutes)|
|Ideal For||External use||External use|
|Cable Options||Side exit with either tails, DE9 or USB, 3m-15m cable||Bottom/side exit with M12 8-pin male, 20cm cable|
|Pricing||from $274.90||from $327.51|