Iridium Edge® Solar

By : Iridium | Model : EDGESOLAR9640

Application: IoT | Maritime Leisure | SCADA

  • Easily Integrates into Your Back-Office Solutions
  • Two-Way Communications with Over-the-Air Configuration
  • Bluetooth Capability for Wireless Sensor Integration & Local Device Connectivity
  • Highly Mobile Access to the Reliable Iridium® Network

The Iridium Edge® Solar is a standalone and programmable, solar-powered Short Burst Data® (SBD®) device that offers real-time GPS tracking and local wireless sensor and communication capabilities over Bluetooth. The product’s self- charging, low-maintenance, long field life and over-the-air configuration allow Iridium Value-Added Resellers to create distinct tracking applications that can also be implemented to create even more complex solutions.

The Iridium Edge Solar is ideal for asset tracking applications including SCADA, Vessel Monitoring, Lone Workers, Oil & Gas, Leisure Craft, Fleet Management, and Security.


  • Bluetooth Capability for Wireless Sensor Integration & Local Device Connectivity
  • Over-the-Air Configuration Changes
  • Interval and Scheduled Reporting Modes
  • Start/Stop Reporting/In Motion Reporting
  • Fully Encapsulated, No External Connectors & Water Ingress Protected
  • Accelerometer and Magnetometer
  • LED Status Indicator
  • Open Message Protocols & Message Parsing ICDs
  • Extremely Rugged, Proven & Reliable

Technical Specifications

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions 164.2 X 71.2 x 32.9 mm (L x W x H)
Weight ~470 g


Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature -40 C to 85 C
High Temperature Resistance MIL-STD-810G:501.5, IEC60068-2-2 to 85°C
Low Temperature Resistance MIL-STD-810G:502.5, IEC60068-2-1 to -50°C
Recommended Storage Temperature Store Below 32°C for Best Results
Combined Thermal & Humidity Exposure MIL-STD-810G:507.5, 20-95%RH Up to 60°C
Solar Radiation Exposure UL746C F1, ASTM-G154 to 1.0 Yr
Salt Fog Exposure MIL-STD-810G:509.5 IEC60068-2-11 to 1000 Hrs
Combined Operational Temperature & Altitude MIL-STD-810G:500.6 to 15000 Ft
Thermal Shock MIL-STD-810G:503.5, 20 Cycles Between -40°C to 85°C < 1-Min Transition
Impact Resistance ASTM D3763
Operational Vibration MIL-STD-810G:514.7, IEC60068-2-80 to 7.5Grms Random (5Hz-2000Hz)
HALT Qualmark HALT testing guideline 993-0336, Rev 4 to 50Grms (5Hz – 10000Hz, -40°C to 85°C)
Mechanical Shock MIL-STD-810G:516.7 to 300Gpk
Reliability IPC9592a
Ingress Protection IP68


Power Management:

  • Photovoltaic Solar Cells, Rechargeable and Primary Batteries
  • Smart Power Management System
  • Up to 3-Year Shelf Life
  • Up to 10-Year Operational Service Life
  • Back-up Battery Capacity Provides 2x Per Day Reporting for Up to 5-Years with No Solar Availability


Certifications Available At Product Launch

FCC Part 15, Part 25
Industry Canada (IC) RSS-210, 247, ICES-003 Class B
EU RED Directive 2014/53/EU, RoHS Directive
2011/65/EU, REACH Regulation EC 1907


Certifications Available Shortly After Product Launch

Brazil ANATEL Ato Nº 1120, Resolução N° 680 e Ato
Nº 14448
Australia/New Zealand RCM – CISPR22
Mexico IFT, NOM121
CB Ordinary Locations
IEC/EN 60950-1, EIC/EN 60950-22
OSHA Ordinary
Locations Safety
ANSI / UL 60950-1, 60950-22


Certification - RegulatoryLast UpdatedSize
Oct 26, 2020160.49 KB
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File Name: CRT_Iridium+Edge+Solar_EU+Declaration+of+Conformity_EDGESOLAR1_101420.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
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EU Declaration of Conformity for the Iridium Edge Solar
Dated: October 14, 2020

Products: Iridium Edge® Solar
Comparison Chart
May 15, 2020122.84 KB
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File Name: CC_Iridium+IOT_Comparison+Chart_051420.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
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Comparison Chart comparing the differences between Iridium's IoT products. Side 1 compares the Iridium Edge, Iridium Edge Pro and the Iridium Edge Solar; while side B compares the Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603, Iridium Core 9523 and the Iridium Certus 9770.
Dated: May 15, 2020

Products: Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603, Iridium Certus 9770, Iridium Core 9523, Iridium Edge®, Iridium Edge® Pro, Iridium Edge® Solar
Services: Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)
Verticals: IoT
Product Details
Nov 19, 2020371.45 KB
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File Name: DS_Iridium+Edge+Solar_Datasheet_111920.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
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Product Datasheet for Iridium Edge Solar
Dated: November 19,2020

Products: Iridium Edge® Solar, Iridium Edge® Solar Demo Kit
Verticals: IoT
Aug 12, 2020126.55 MB
Size: 126.55 MB
File Name: VID_Iridium+Edge+Solar_HD+1080p_080320.mp4
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: MP4

Video promoting the Iridium Edge Solar
Format: Mp4, HD 1080px

Products: Iridium Edge® Solar
Verticals: IoT, Land Mobile, Maritime
Applications: Asset Tracking, Buoys, IoT, Railway, Telematics, Tracking and Monitoring