NB: The GX400 product has gone End-of-Life. Please replace with GX450 | RV50 | RV50X or MP70.
M2M Connectivity offers an application to add Iridium SBD satellite connectivity to the Sierra Wireless AirLink GX450 gateway.
This application extends the terrestrial connectivity offered by the GX450 with satellite communications on Iridium’s global satellite constellation. The GX450, when used in conjunction with an Quake Q-Puck (ITAS) Iridium SBD modem, provides 2-way text and data satellite communications with your assets even when out of 3G coverage.
The AirLink GX450 is a compact, rugged 3G Ethernet Gateway offering multiple interfaces and integrated GPS, and with options such as Wi-Fi or additional IOs. Providing high performance connectivity over 3G/NextG networks, the GX450 is ideal for use in mobile environments (AVL/tracking, field service, public safety) or fixed/portable settings (industrial, utilities, security, enterprise, point-of-sale).
The Iridium satellite network offers an ability to send small amounts of data (SBD packets) with low latency for M2M applications. M2M Connectivity’s application enables fail-over to the Iridium satellite network in situations where the GX450 leaves terrestrial 3G coverage. Using the Q-Puck modem we can provide bi-directional messaging services between the terminal and the GX450 Gateway over satellite. While this does not mirror the full 3G data service over the GX450 3G router it allows critical information to continue to be sent, including GPS locations, alerts and alarms, and simple messaging such as job despatch and report services.