IRIDIUM® Airtime


The Iridium Router-based Unrestricted Digital Interworking Connectivity Solution (RUDICS) is an enhanced gateway termination/origination capability for circuit-switched data calls across the Iridium satellite network. RUDICS is a data service designed to be incorporated into an integrated data solution such as remote asset monitoring, control and data file transfer.

When to use RUDICS:

  • Bi-directional continuous communication (dial-up)
  • Average transmission power: 4W
  • Effective data rate: 10 to 12 Kbytes / min
  • Data are transferred by a data call between an Iridium modem (9522B or 9523), then relayed to the host RUDICS server through the Internet (TCP/IP)
  • Service is billed according to the call duration
  • Requires a SIM card (to be activated)

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