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The SatStation EdgeMate is the ultimate connectivity companion for the Iridium Edge.  Customer's looking to easily integrate Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) into their application can turn to the EdgeMate to power the Iridium Edge, control it, and interface with their system via ethernet cable, Wi-Fi, USB, or Can Bus.  Iridium Edge has a built in GPS and LTE Modem, making it the ultimate out of the box integration tool.  EdgeMate eliminates the time and expense of engineering a solution for the Iridium Edge and allows users to connect their assets to Iridium's truly global network within minutes of opening the box.

Ethernet/Wi-Fi Connectivity

The Iridium Edge has a proprietary serial port as the only external interface.  EdgeMate allows for both ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity to the Iridium Edge.  This allows modern day computers, tablets, smartphones, and other devices that don't have serial ports to communicate on Iridium's network via the Iridium Edge.  The EdgeMate enables any device with Wi-Fi or ethernet to send and receive Iridium SBD through the Iridium Edge.

Eliminates the need for Software Development

No software development skills are required to use the Iridium Edge when paired with an EdgeMate.  The Edge Mate comes with the following built-in applications that can be easily access with any web browser. EdgeMate is preconfigured for the following Tracking and Reporting Platforms:

  • GSatTrack

  • Nova GAP

The Network Share feature allows a user to easily drop in files from their computer to send over Iridium SBD and receive inbound SBD files. The Web Form allows the user to type in messages and/or upload files to be sent over Iridium SBD. The System Log offers the user a running report of all internal and external processing done by the EdgeMate.

Simple API

EdgeMate includes a simple API interface allowing developers wanting to create their own SBD applications to access all of the features of the Edge without having to develop special cables or hardware.

Least Cost Routing

EdgeMate comes with built in LTE modem that can be used to send data inexpensively in areas with LTE coverage.  It can be set to prioritize LTE and to fail over to Iridium SBD when no LTE data is available.   The EdgeMate can be set up to use LTE with SBD failover, LTE only or SBD only.   This least cost routing capability allows users to reduce data cost when their asset is in an LTE coverage area.


EdgeMate comes with 2 CAN buses that can be used to interface to vehicular networks and/or marine NMEA2000 instrumentation networks. 


EdgeMate has a powerful built-in firewall with intelligent routing that allows users to create profiles based on the active wide area network (Iridium or LTE) and the type of local connection (Wi-Fi, Ethernet, CAN Bus, USB).

Remote Access

Remote support access can be provided to techs to diagnose problems on the Mate and other devices connected to the Mates internal network.  This can be accomplished via a number of internet connected methods including the on site techs mobile phone via either WiFi or USB tethering.

And More!

In addition to all of the above connectivity and interface options, EdgeMate can be further customized to meet specific applications.  EdgeMate runs on a powerful embedded Linux platform that can easily be used to develop and extend its functionality.

  • Powers the Iridium Edge

  • Provides complete control and interface options

  • Connects to system via ethernet cable, Wi-Fi, USB, or CAN Bus

  • Combines two independent CAN bus networks, allowing all or selected data to transfer between them

  • Samples, displays, and logs NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 data

  • Provides internet connectivity to multiple devices on a vessel

  • Supports a range of internet connections, including USB connected Android or iOS devices, Wi-Fi bridge to an internet connected hotspot like a Netgear Aircard or Verizon JetPack, or an Ethernet connection to an internet connected satellite terminal or vessel router

  • Offers flexible routing and firewall filtering capabilities

  • Enables remote support connectivity to experts and technicians

  • Allows for analysis, diagnostics, and configuration of DC changing systems from anywhere in the world

EdgeMate Terminal


550 Mhz MIPS with 256 Mbytes RAM



32Mbyte flash




Dual band 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz


LTE Modem

Cat 6

300Mbps x 50Mbps


LTE Bands

B2/B4/B5/B7/B12/B13/B25/B26/B292/ B30/B66 North America

GPS Module

72-channel u-blox M8 engine GPS/QZSS L1 C/A, GLONASS L10F
BeiDou B1I, Galileo E1B/C



SMA Female



SMA Female











Proprietary Connector


Input Voltage

9-60 Volts DC

Power Consumption

2A Peak

Weight and

Device Weight

0.7 lbs

Device Dimensions

8"x 6"x 2"

More Information

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