Iridium Edge Satellite Communication Device
Satellite Communicator

Iridium Edge Satellite Communication Device

  • Vendor:Iridium
  • Category: Iridium Satellite Products, Latest Products, M2M / IoT, Satellite Tracking
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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.

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 8 x 10 x 8 in

Iridium Edge User ManualUser Manual

Bundle  per Credit  Bundle Price
 100 Credits  $0.14  $14.39
 200 Credits  $0.13  $26.16
 500 Credits  $0.12  $58.86
 1000 Credits  $0.10  $104.63
 2000 Credits  $0.09  $183.11
 5000 Credits  $0.08  $392.37
 10000 Credits  $0.07  $653.95
 20000 Credits  $0.05  $1,046.32
How to control the sleep pin?

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.

  RockBLOCK+ Iridium Edge
Powered By 3m 9-30v DC input 20cm 9-30v DC input
Built in Antenna Yes Yes
Transmits Using Iridium Iridium
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