Iridium 9603 SBD Transceiver

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Smaller and more efficient than its predecessor, the innovative Iridium 9603 transceiver combines Iridium’s truly global coverage with the low latency of the Iridium Short Burst Data Service to provide highly reliable satellite communications from pole to pole.

With the smallest form factor of any commercial satellite transceiver available today, the Iridium 9603 is ideal for space-constrained applications including monitoring, tracking and alarm systems.

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  • Send Mobile Originated messages up to 340 characters
  • Send Mobile Terminated messages up to 270 characters
  • Easy installation – No SIM required, just turn on and point outdoor antenna to sky
  • Easy to use with auto network registration and simple AT command interface
  • GPS Module feed for shared antenna applications*
  • Small and lightweight
  • Low latency – typically less than 1 minute
  • Message queuing auto notification
  • Increases efficiencies in resource planning and logistics
  • RoHs Compliant
  • Fully global coverage

*The product only provides the core transceiver. All other end user Field Application functions such as GPS, microprocessor-based logic control, digital and analog inputs, digital and analog input/output, power supply and antenna must be provided by the solution developer.

  • Dimensions – 31x29.6x8.1 (mm)
  • Weight – 11.4 (g)
  • Operating temperature range - -30°C to +70°C
  • Operating humidity range - <75% RH
  • Storage temperature range - -40°C to 85°C
  • Storage humidity range - < 93% RH

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