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Iridium Burst(SM) 

Iridium Burst(SM) service provides one way broadcast of data to anywhere on the planet. This Global Data Broadcast capability was developed and is sold by Celestech.


The Iridium Burst(SM) service provides an ideal solution for a wide range of applications including persistent user services (weather, warnings, etc.), private radio network applications (dispatch, closed user group functions), machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and many other use cases to anywhere on Earth.


The service offers a very high link margin (signal strength). This link margin is many time stronger than typical satellite-based services. As a result, the Iridium Burst(SM) signal is pervasive in most outdoor settings and can be received indoors in many instances.


The service uses a very small, rugged terminal with standard interfaces and low power consumption to enable communicating with everything from fixed locations to trucks, planes and ships. Applications are limited only by imagination. Iridium Burst(SM) is currently being integrated into world-wide applications that serve industries such as Mineral Exploration, Rail, Maritime, Aeronautical, Utilities, Scientific Research, and Government/Military.


Iridium Burst(SM) is a global data transport capability for broadcasting data messages to equipment from a centralized system. Messages can be text, binary or any data type. Maximum message size is quite large and the infrastructure provides a robust data transfer protocol. Click here for more information on how the service works.


At the terminal, an RS-232 serial interface provides bi-directional communications with the terminal and enables messages to be received. From the infrastructure side, a standard email or IP-based Web Services interface is available.


Iridium Burst(SM) Service Specifications:

Message Latency: Varies with application typically under 20 seconds

SBD Capable Devices: Iridium 9602/3

Mobile Originated Maximum Message Size: Not Applicable (Service is MT only)

Mobile Terminated Maximum Message Size: 9,344 bytes with no application reassembly

Multiple MBytes with application reassembly (9602/3)

Minimum Message Size (Billing): 100 bytes

Coverage Area: User defined from State-sized areas to Global


Celestech offers the full line of Iridium Burst(SM) related products as well as our own line of value-added offerings.


Click here to see our available Iridium Value Added Products including our TS-IRDIUM PC/104 board that supports the 9602 GDB modem and the TS-GDB USB self-contained terminal.


For more information on the Iridium Burst(SM) service Contact us or email us at




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