Iridium Edge® Pro

Iridium Edge Pro is the first programmable solution for asset management, tracking, and recovery. The new device enables users to create customizable end-to-end monitoring solutions for vessels, vehicles, and remote equipment using Iridium’s best in the class two-way network and truly global coverage.

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Through powerful Java programming, the Iridium Edge Pro collects and processes data based on operational requirements, including exception-only reporting that can minimize operational costs from anywhere on the planet.

The combination of CANbus and traditional Modbus powers newfound flexibility from a satellite IoT device. Iridium partners can also take advantage of Iridium Edge Pro’s BLE connectivity, by creating more sophisticated solutions that incorporate wireless sensors that collect vital information and delivers it in real-time.

The Iridium Edge Pro is a standalone satellite device with a Micro EJ Java application-programming environment. The device consists of a power supply, dedicated Iridium antenna, dedicated GPS antenna, BLE, four configurable inputs/outputs, RS232, RS485, and CAN bus in an environmentally sealed enclosure. It contains an Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) modem which allows remote devices to send and receive satellite messages from anywhere in the world.

Like Iridium’s SBD transceivers, the Iridium Edge Pro is ready for integration in a solution for a specific application. Using an SBD transceiver, users can design and manufacture their own customized hardware. However, with the Iridium Edge Pro, Iridium provides its users a generic finished device such that they do not need to design, build, and in many cases certify to add satellite capabilities to their existing terrestrial solutions. The Iridium Edge Pro is a stand-alone satellite device. It can be integrated into an application or solution in a remote location and communicate through the Iridium gateway to a backend application.

With Iridium Edge Pro, create customizable end-to-end monitoring solutions for vessels, vehicles, and remote equipment using Iridium’s best in the class two-way network and truly global coverage. The ruggedized packaging makes it an ideal solution for:

  • Vessel Monitoring Systems & Fisheries
  • Electric Generator or Genset Management
  • Long-Haul Vehicle Telematics and Fleet Management
  • Refrigerated Container Monitoring
  • Oil and Gas Machinery and Cathodic Protection
  • Heavy Equipment and Construction Machinery

The key benefits of the Iridium Edge Pro are;

  • Quick partner (VAR) development using Java
  • True Global Coverage
  • Common services including geofencing, event logging and position reporting
  • Easily paired with cellular solutions using programmable interfaces
  • Standalone finished product for GPS tracking
  • Programming over the air
  • Low-cost development kits available
  • Eclipse based IDE and Virtual Device emulators
  • MicroEJ® Java-based software development tools
  • Iridium 2-way communications with remote configuration capability
  • Bluetooth Capability for Wireless Sensor Integration, plus CANbus and Modbus interfaces

The key benefits of the Iridium Edge Pro are;

  • A Programmable, Integrated Remote Device with Interfaces for Sensor and Equipment Integration
  • Quick Partner (VAR) Development Using MicroEJ® Java Development Tools
  • Built-in Services including: Geofencing, Event Logging, Position Reporting, Modbus, J1939 and BLE
  • Easily Paired with Cellular Solutions Using Programmable Interfaces
  • Standalone Finished Product for GPS Tracking
  • Programming Over the Air
  • Industry Standard Eclipse Based Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • Virtual Device Emulator Including Simulators for GPS/SBD and I/Os

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions 127 mm X 90 mm x 41 mm (L x W x H)
Weight 200 g
Mating Connector 18 Pin Female (Right Angle and Straight Through Options)
Connector Cover Included for Additional Protection (Optional)

Power Supply

Input Voltage 32V
Load Dump SAE J1455 Section


  • BLE, CANbus, Modbus & USB
  • (2) x Analog Input or Digital Input
  • (2) x Digital Input or Output
  • RS-485 & RS-232

Internal Sensors

  • Accelerometer
  • Temperature Sensor
  • GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/Beidou
  • Voltage Input

Environmental Specifications

Storage Temperature -40 C to 85 C
Operating Temperature -40 C to 70 C
Operational Vibration SAE J1455 Section 4.10
Shock 1 m Drop Test as per SAE J1455
Salt Spray AE J1455 Section
Low Pressure Storage 30,000 Feet
Humidity SAE J1455 Section 4.2.3
Ingress Protection IP67
Splash Testing SAE J1455 Section
Steam and Pressure Washing SAE J1455 Section 4.5.3

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