Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®)
Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®) is a simple and efficient network transport capability for transmitting short data messages between equipment and centralized host computer systems. It is integrated by Iridium’s Value-added Resellers into vertical market applications in industries such as Oil and Gas, Rail, Maritime, Aeronautical, Utilities and Government/Military.
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Case Study - Spidertracks leverages Iridium SBD services to deliver mandatory Iridium Satellite Tracking System
Canada’s Department of National Defence, the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Department of Defense, protects Canada’s interests and values at home and abroad. Learn how they managed rescue and recovery operations during a widespread flooding disaster using T24 Defence's T24 Whipser device and Iridium's global network.
Case Study - Iridium Connected two-way communication service provides early warning alerts to citizens in flood-prone area.
Company Swoop Aero uses drones equipped with Iridium Core 9523 Transceivers to deliver vaccines and medical supplies to remote islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The Iridium® technology on board helps monitor the location and condition of the precious packages. The on-demand supply of vaccines leads to higher immunization rates of kids in hardly-accessible places and proves to be a more economical transportation method for the delivery of primary health care services.
Case Study highlighting Iridium Edge®
With reliable coverage anytime, anywhere, Iridium Edge® devices connect water tanks and pumps across the Vaca Muerta geological formation in the oil fields of Argentina’s Patagonia Desert.
Service Provider: Tesacom Group
Product: Iridium Edge®
Service: Iridium Short Burst Data®
P-Lock (PLK), a subset of RSI Group, is an Argentina-based company that develops and manufactures electronic seals for secure cargo tracking. Learn how PLK’s customers are able to garner real-time communication with their security equipment to ensure that cargo has not been tampered with.
“The Iridium Connected® GSE MCG-101 product powered by Short Burst Data® helps railroad companies meet important regulatory standards and minimize train collisions.”
Aviation solutions that provides critical two-way communications to pilots who were delivering food and medical supplies to the islands of Indonesia after a devastating tsunami were enabled by the Iridium network and Blue Sky Network's D1000 SATCOM Aircraft Tracker & Advanced Control Head (ACH) 1000 Transceiver.
Case Study concerning Iridium's Polar Research Solutions
Case Study: Iridium Push-to-Talk Provides Essential Communications in a Historic Yacht Race
Iridium technology integrated by CLS in marine buoys will work together with the Sentinel satellites designed to deliver data and imagery for the European Commission’s Copernicus program. The program helps monitor Earth’s land, oceans, and atmosphere to help scientists understand large-scale global weather, climate, and environmental dynamics.
Iridium Product: Iridium 9602
Iridium Service: Iridium SBD
Case Study - Iridium Connected vessel monitoring system provides monitoring and control of fishing vessels.
Case Study - Iridium helps enable conservation efforts around the globe with the instant Detect system.
A Comparison Chart of Iridium Aviation Products & Services comparing different features based on Short Burst Data®, Narrrowband, Midband and Broadband speeds.
December 10, 2020
Chart comparing Iridium Narrowband Services to Iridium Certus Midband and Broadband Services
Dated: January 08, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions concerning the Iridium SBD Upgrade included in the Iridium GO! Firmware Update v2.1.8
Fact Sheet for Iridium Edge in English.
Dated: January 07, 2021
Fact Sheet for Iridium Edge in Portuguese.
Dated: January 07, 2021
The Iridium Fair Access Policy applies to all Iridium Services
Dated: August 08, 2018
System Overview Infographic detailing Iridium's SBD Service