Iridium Short Burst Data Service

Inmarsat FBB Iridium Short Burst Data Service

Iridium SBD is a simple and efficient network transport capability for transmitting short data messages between equipment and centralized host computer systems. Iridium’s global, low latency SBD service is the ideal solution for monitoring everything from containers and trucks to planes and ships. It is integrated by Iridium’s Value Added Resellers into vertical market applications in industries such as Oil & Gas, Rail, Maritime, Aeronautical, Utilities and Government/Military.

Iridium SBD Service Plans
Plan Monthly Amount Monthly Allowance Cost per 1000 Bytes SPSTRACK Basic SPSTRACK Pro
Iridium SBD Plan A (0 KB) $27.00 0 Bytes $1.15 $15/Monthly $20/Monthly
Iridium LBS 8KB SBD plan for Iridium Extreme $28.78 8 KB $1.78 $15/Monthly $20/Monthly
Iridium SBD Plan B (12 KB) $33.75 12 KB $1.99 $15/Monthly $20/Monthly
Iridium SBD Plan C (17 KB) $35.10 17 KB $1.19 $15/Monthly $20/Monthly
Iridium SBD Plan D (30 KB) $56.25 30 KB $1.61 $15/Monthly $20/Monthly

$50 Activation for all Iridium SBD Service

*Plan LBS 8 is only for use with the Iridium 9575 Extreme Handset

The Iridium Gateway will send a 'Ring Alert' to the Transceiver when a Mobile Terminated SBD (MT-SBD) message has been queued at the Iridium SBD Gateway. Your mobile application can then decide whether to retrieve the MT-SBD data message at that time or later.

Other Charges

Per mailbox check if a mobile terminated message is not queued at the gateway & Registration - $0.04 /check
Per mailbox check if a mobile terminated message IS queued at the gateway - $0.00 /check
Minimum Billable Message Size: 10 bytes

How Iridium SBD Works

How Iridium SBD Works

SPSTrack and SBD

Iridium SBD pairs perfectly with SPSTrack. SPSTrack is a web based satellite and GSM tracking program. This program allows you to use modern web browsers to track your assets.

Iridium SBD Delivery Methods

You have three SBD delivery methods and can list 5 total delivery addresses.

Email: all SBD messages are delivered via email
IP:PORT
Another SBD IMEI device

Two additional options include:

Turing on/off SBD GEO data

The Iridium Gateway will send a 'Ring Alert' to the Transceiver when a Mobile Terminated SBD (MT-SBD) message has been queued at the Iridium SBD Gateway. Your mobile application can then decide whether to retrieve the MT-SBD data message at that time or later.

SBD Ring Alert

The SBD GEO data determined by the Iridium satellite network can be included with the message if your are not sending GPS data in the SBD message already. (accurate to about 15 miles)

Compare Iridium IoT Satellite Devices

Below are different examples of IoT devices using the Iridium satellite network.

  Iridium Edge Iridium 9522B Transceiver Iridium NAL 9602-LP Iridium SBD Warrior 9603 Iridium Core 9523 Iridium Certus 9770
Terminal Edge 9522B NAL 9602-LP SBD Warrior 9603 Core 9523 Certus 9770
Price $454.00 $1,449.00 $895.00 $590.00 $1,575.00 TBD
Network Iridium Iridium Iridium Iridium Iridium Iridium
Data Speed Message Size: 270 Bytes (Receive) 340 Bytes (Transmit) Message Size: 1960 bytes per SBD transmission. 2400 Baud Circuit Switched. Up to 1960 bytes per transmission. Up to 1960 bytes per transmission. Message size 1960 bytes per SBD transmission. 2400 Baud Circuit Switched. Up to 176 Kbps.
Connectivity Short Burst Data Short Burst Data, Circuit Switched Data. Short Burst Data Short Burst Data Short Burst Data, Circuit Switched Data. IP
GPS X X X
Size 130 x 30 x 80mm 162 x 28 x 81 mm 1 lb. 71 mm x 48 mm x 23 mm 136 kg 2L x 1.4W x 0.75H inch 70.44 x 14. x 36.04 mm 32g 140 x 60 x 16mm
Interfaces RS232 AT Command Interface On / Off Control Lines 26-pin IDC connector for user interfaces , RS232 serial interface for data and voice applications I/O Interface: 15-Pin D-Sub Software Interface:AT Commands through RS232 DB15 female, Two Digital I/O’s N/A TBA
Power requirements 9 - 32 VDC 9 - 32 VDC 4.5V to 5.5V or 6.5V to 32.0V 7 – 28 VDC 3.2 V to 6 VDC 9 - 32 VDC
Power Source Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter)
Durability -40°C to +85°C –30°C to +70°C –30°C to +70°C –30°C to +70°C –30°C to +70°C –30°C to +70°C
Configuration Fixed or Mobile Fixed or Mobile Fixed or Mobile Fixed or Mobile Fixed or Mobile Fixed or Mobile
Environmental Rating SAE J1455 N/A N/A N/A N/A TBA
Typical applications Asset tracking, fleet management, event notification, remote monitoring, text messaging. Asset tracking, fleet management, event notification, remote monitoring, text messaging. Asset tracking, fleet management, event notification, remote monitoring, text messaging. Asset tracking, fleet management, event notification, remote monitoring, text messaging. Integration, asset tracking, fleet management, event notification, remote monitoring, text messaging. Remote fixed asset monitoring for telemetry and surveillance, real-time monitoring and control, small and large data transfer.
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Iridium's constellation of 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, plus seven in-orbit spares, means truly global coverage and real mobility everywhere. The network is considered a meshed constellation of interconnected, cross-linked satellites so that each satellite “talks” with the other nearby satellites in adjacent orbits.



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