RockAIR

$1995 USD Per Unit

RockAIR is a portable glare shield mounted device providing global communication for aircraft. Fully tested to DO160G standards, RockAIR offers high-resolution tracking, two-way messaging and emergency monitoring and alerting in Iridium Satellite and cellular networks.

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"We have noticed considerable savings with RockAIR and love the 15-second reporting, which is far more accurate."

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Daniel Stevenson

Owner and Pilot

Complete Visibility Over Your Light Aircraft

Tracking and messaging in the sky.

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Dual Satellite/Cellular Tracking

RockAIR tracks in cellular, yet automatically switches to satellite tracking when you lose cellular coverage — ensuring your team is always connected. RockAIR’s cellular tracking functionality is significantly cheaper than satellite-only tracking, significantly reducing monthly billing.

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Emergency Risk Management

If an emergency notification is signalled via the RockAIR, TracPlus will receive this distress and notify your team via in-app notifications, text messages and/or a phone call — allowing you to quickly handle an emergency responsively and effectively. To assist your team further, TracPlus can share vital information and data with rescue agencies when required.

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Reliable Two-Way Messaging

RockAIR offers reliable two-way messaging via the Iridium Satellite and cellular networks, compatible with any cellphone, email, TracPlus software or other devices. Send short messages, emails or social media updates, wherever you are, even when out of mobile network range.

RockAIR Features

How the RockAIR can support your team

  • Dual-mode satellite and cellular communications
  • Low-profile portable glare-shield installation
  • Integrated or external Iridium, cellular and GPS antennas
  • Powered via USB or aircraft power
  • Internal battery for transmission of shutdown reports
  • DO160G tested with documentation available
  • Power and tracking suspend/auto-resume
  • AMS - automated monitoring service
  • 4-way mark/point of interest
  • Distress/Distress Cancel button
  • NVG compatible LEDs with optional neutral density filter
  • Over-the-air and via app configuration
  • 1 Hz position logging to removable SD Card
  • USB connection for charging and for data transfer
  • Truly global operation, using the Iridium satellite network when outside of cellular coverage
  • Bluetooth for messaging and forms (requires iOS device and TP Connect app)
  • Five digital inputs for user definable events (engine start, stop, take-off, landing, fill, drop, etc)

Specifications

RockAIR Product Details

Dimensions 98mm x 119mm x 26mm (3.9″ x 4.7″ x 1.0″)
Weight 210gm (8oz)
Connectors USB, 4-way Molex Micro-Fit (power), 6-way Molex Micro-Fit (input), Optional SMA for external antennas
Inputs USB serial, Bluetooth, five configurable digital inputs, RS232
Outputs RS232
Buttons Power/Suspend, Monitor, Mark, Distress/Distress Cancel
Indicators LED indicators for each button, External Power LED, Bluetooth LED
Sensors GPS, Accelerometer, Thermometer, Power loss, Impact
Screen Type None (pair with iOS device for display)
Antennas Internal GPS, Iridium and Cellular
Casing/Housing ABS/PC (Bayblend FR3010 BLK), Elastosil LR 3003/70 A&B
Input Voltage USB (5V DC), Aircraft Power (9-30V DC)
Power Consumption 500mA max, plus very low current sleep mode (<30mA)
Power Sources External DC supply with internal LiPo battery backup
Satellite Network Iridium SBD via 9603 short burst data (SBD) transceiver
Cellular Network GPRS (Cellular IP)
Operating Temperature -40°C - +85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Operating Environment < 75% Relative Humidity
Environment Rating n/a
Other Certifications FCC & CE
DO160 Testing DO160F Section 15, Section 21.4, Section 21.5, DO160G Section 4, Section 7.2.1, Section 7.3.1, Section 7.3.3, Section 8.8.1, Section 17, Section 26

Enhance Situational Awareness

Knowing the exact location of your team ensures missions are cohesive, while increasing team safety.