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)