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Iridium Short Burst Data

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Iridium Short Burst Data, or SBD, is a two-way service for transmiting short data messages between remote equipment and a centralised host computer system. SBD provides a reliable and effective messaging service for sending and receiving messages, ideal for all industries, from oil and gas to maritime and government.

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  • Send Mobile Oriented messages up to 340 characters
  • Send Mobile Terminated messages up to 270 character
  • Easy installation – turn on and point outdoor antenna to sky
  • Auto network registration
  • Accessed via compact transceivers -  9602 and 9603
  • Ideal for monitoring and tracking
  • Low latency – typically less than 1 minute
  • Increases efficiencies in resource planning and logistics
  • Fully global coverage

Sample applications include:

  • Oil and Gas – equipment monitoring
  • Transportation logistics – tracking
  • Maritime – monitoring and tracking
  • Energy and Utilities – equipment monitoring
  • Aero
  • Government and defence
  • University research

Please visit our Resources page to download our Iridium SBD product sheet