End of Life – No Longer Available

The Quake Q9601 SBD Transceiver combines the global coverage of the Iridium satellite constellation with the low latency of the Iridium Short Burst Data Service (SBD) in a small, low-cost transceiver design. This unit is smaller, lighter, draws less power and costs less than other satellite transceivers. The Quake 9601 is an Iridium manufactured product designed as an OEM module for integration into applications that only use the Iridium Short Burst Data Service. Short Burst Data applications are supported through an RS232 interface. Examples of these solutions include maritime vessel tracking or automatic vehicle tracking.

The Q9601 modem will go end-of-life at the end of 2010.  M2M Connectivity offers upgrade options for 9601 users including:

  • Q9602 Modem
  • Adapter Board for developers not wanting to re-engineer the new modem into a design
  • Q4000 series Iridium version available in December 2010



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