RockBLOCK makes it easy to use Iridium Short-Burst Data (SBD) services with your project.
The PCB assembly hosts an Iridium SBD transceiver, simplifies the power requirements, and provides a serial interface to your project. RF considerations are taken care of by RockBLOCK's built-in antenna, or SMA connector for an external antenna.
RockBLOCK does not contain a GPS receiver and is not capable of autonomous operation. It is not a tracking device, but could provide the satellite communications element of such a device when paired with a suitable controller and GPS receiver.
Lots of things.
The vast majority of applications involve some kind of sensor, some kind of processor to read data from the sensor and control communications with RockBLOCK. RockBLOCK forms the data transmission part of this system.
- Control systems for remote vehicles
- (Very) remote weather stations
- Systems to monitor the health of honey bee populations
- Monitoring of oil wells and pipelines
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