The Iridium Transceiver Antenna System's main goal is to make all of your communication needs plug-and-play. The Iridium 9602 transceiver, Iridium antenna, serial data interface, and power regulation circuit are all built within the ITAS. An M12/8 connector connects to the customer's hardware, making things as straightforward as possible.
Made to be Simple
It is possible to send Mobile Originated (MO-SBD) and Mobile Terminated (MT-SBD) messages using the Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) protocol. The absence of RF cable loss results in greater network performance because there is no RF cable routing outside of the ITAS unit. It is fully qualified and certified to work in extreme conditions.
Because of its ease of installation and integration, the ITAS is ideal for any developer with a short time-to-market requirement. This feature cuts down on development time and costs, making the ITAS excellent for M2M applications like remote asset tracking and monitoring. The power regulation of the ITAS standard version allows for a supply power range of 8-32VDC. There's also a variant that works with a 5V regulated power supply.
The ITAS’ currently available installation options are:
Screw mount with a short cable pigtail and M12 8pin connector
Screw mount with an integrated M12 8pin interface
How it Works
The ITAS is a fully functional smart antenna carrying a non-provisioned Iridium 9602. The ITAS is connected to your system using its serial interface with an M12/8pin connector or any other connector choice realized by using a tailored adapter/extension cable.
This connection is the communication and power supply interface. Communication between your system and the ITAS uses the standard AT-commands as described for the Iridium 9602 transmitted via the RS232 interface. Provisioning of the device needs to be done by authorized Iridium partners but does not require any SIM-card to be inserted or any opening of the ITAS unit.
12 x 10 x 12 in
All-in-one solution—all out of one hand Integrated Iridium 9602 SBD transceiver Integrated power regulation circuit Transient and reverse voltage protection RS-232 interface (3–wire) Integrated connector or pigtail On/Off signal line Tamper detect and network status line Molded sealing gasket Iridium certified Competitive cost even at lower volumes Through hole or magnetic mount versions Extension cables available upon request
124.3mm (4.89 inches) L x 80.3 (3.16 inches) W x 31mm (1.22 inches) H