SkyBitz GLS9602 Modem

The SkyBitz GLS9602 modem combines SBD service from Iridium with SkyBitz’s proprietary Global Locating System (GLS) creating endless possibilities for developers. The global low latency SBD service and the SkyBitz GLS solution provides the ideal solution for monitoring and updating status on everything from containers and trucks to planes and ships.

The SkyBitz GLS9602 modem, SBD air-time and GLS service are sold exclusively through SkyBitz.

Note: This product is for integration into other products/solutions. It is not a standalone product.

Technical Specifications & Features

  • True global coverage
  • Low latency service
  • Small transceiver


Mechanical Dimensions

  • Length 41.0 mm
  • Width 45.0 mm
  • Depth 13.0 mm
  • Weight 3.0g


Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature Range -40ºC to + 85ºC
  • Operating Humidity Range ≤ 75% RH
  • Storage Temperature Range -40ºC to + 85ºC
  • Storage Humidity Range ≤ 93%RH


RF Parameters

  • Frequency Range 1616 MHz to 1626.5 MHz
  • Duplexing Method TDD (Time Domain Duplex)
  • Input/Output Impedance 50Ω
  • Multiplexing Method TDMA/FDMA


DC Power Input

  • Idle Current (average) 45mA
  • Idle current (peak) 195mA
  • Transmit Current (peak) 1.5A
  • Transmit Current (average) 190mA
  • Receive Current (peak) 195mA
  • Receive Current (average) 45mA
  • SBD Message Transfer – Average Current 190mA
  • SBD Message Transfer – Average Power ≤ 1.0W



  • CE, FCC