SkyWave IDP 280 - Satellite Tracking - Inmarsat IsatData Pro

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Low-cost, easy-to-integrate satellite communications for monitoring vehicles and industrial equipment


SkyWave’s packaged modems provide reliable satellite connectivity over Inmarsat’s IsatData Pro network to a variety of industrial assets in remote locations including vehicles, heavy equipment and fixed assets used in oil & gas applications. The IDP 200 series delivers a simplified architecture for off-the-shelf, low-cost satellite messaging and does not support SkyWave applications or Lua scripting, unlike the IDP 600 series. An intuitive AT Command set is available for quick integration with external PLCs and general purpose controllers.

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Part Number IDP280

- Fleet Management: Always-on satellite connectivity for tracking drivers and mobile assets anywhere in the world as part of a hybrid (cellular-satellite) solution.

- Cathodic Protection: Low power applications requiring infrequent, lower cost satellite messaging for monitoring pipeline health in isolated locations.

- SCADA: Monitoring and control of SCADA systems as part of a comprehensive SCADA solution using satellite for primary or backup communications.



- Satellite Service: Two-way, Global, IsatData Pro

- From-Mobile Message: 6,400 bytes

- To-Mobile Message: 10,000 bytes

- Typical Latency: <15 sec, 100 bytes

- Elevation Angle: +20° to +90° (IDP-280); -15° to +90° (IDP-290)

- Frequency: Rx: 1525.0 to 1559.0 MHz; Tx: 1626.5 to 1660.5 MHz

- EIRP: <7.0 dBW (IDP-280); 5.0 dBW (IDP-290)



-  Acquisition Time: Hot: 1s; Cold: 29s/30s

-  Accuracy: 2.5m/4.0m CEP-Horizontal

-  Sensitivity: Acquisition: -148 dBm/-140dBm; Tracking: -162 dBm/-158dBm



- Regulatory: CE (R&TTE, RoHS 2), FCC

- Other: Inmarsat Type Approval



- Input Voltage: 9 to 32V; Load dump protection: +150V; SAE J1455 (Sec. 4.13);

- Power consumption (Typical @12V DC, 23°C): Average receive: [45 mA]; Receive with GPS/GLONASS: 30 mA; Transmit: 0.7 A; Sleep: 20 μA



- Inputs/Outputs: 1 PPS and EVENT_NOTIFICATION

- Serial: 1 x RS-232



- Operating Temperature: -40°C to +75°C

- Dust & Water Ingress: IP67

- Vibration: SAE J1455 (Sec fig 6-8); MIL-STD-810G (Sec 514.6, 514.6C-1)

- Shock: MIL-STD-810G (Sec 516.6)


Network Inmarsat IDP
Brand SkyWave
Airtime Rates

Dynamic Pool Rate Plans

IsatData Pro Dynamic Pool Rates

  • Dynamic pools consist of a variable amount of data that is multiplied by the number of
  • devices in the pool and then shared among them
  • $20 Activation Fee per device
  • 1 Month Commitment Required
  • Unlimited number of devices allowed on each plan
  • For IDP, 1 KB = 1,000 Bytes, 1 MB = 1,000 KB and 1 GB = 1,000 MB

Static Pool Rate Plans

IsatData Pro Static Pool Rates

  • Static pools consist of a fixed amount of data that is shared among all devices in the pool 
  • $20 Activation Fee per device 
  • 12 Month Commitment Required 
  • Unlimited number of devices allowed on each plan 
  • Device Minimum is a minimum usage charge for each device on plan 
  • For IDP, 1 KB = 1,000 Bytes, 1 MB = 1,000 KB and 1 GB = 1,000 MB

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Coverage Area
North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia