Iridium Satellite / IRIDIUM9522B
IRIDIUM9522B Satellite Modem and Interface Kit
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The IRIDIUM9522B is a packaged solution for adding globally available two-way Iridium satellite communications to a remote station. Using the Iridium network to provide reliable end-to-end serial connectivity, the IRIDIUM9522B package makes it easy to connect to a remote station with Campbell Scientific's LoggerNet software.

The IRIDIUM9522B package includes all the hardware needed to get started. It consists of the Iridium 9522B modem (pn 30693) with mounting hardware, a COM9522B modem interface, the cabling needed for configuration and connection to a datalogger, and an antenna with a mount. To connect the antenna to the 9522B modem, select a 18017-L coaxial antenna cable. An optional surge protection kit can be ordered with a Type N to TNC antenna cable.

Typically one Iridium 9522B is placed at the LoggerNet computer and at each of the remote datalogging sites.


Complete IRIDIUM9522B satellite modem and interface kit
Complete IRIDIUM9522B satellite modem and interface kit
Complete IRIDIUM9522B satellite modem and interface kit
COM9522B interface and 30693 transceiver


-NOTE- The IRIDIUM9522B is a kit containing several components that have their own specifications.

To review these specifications, refer to the appropriate products below:


Model 9522B (pn 30693) used in the IRIDIUM9522B package is a satellite modem designed to operate with the Iridium network. The 9522B service support includes dial-up data, short-burst data (SBD), and RUDICS (router-based unrestricted digital internetworking connectivity solutions). LoggerNet software is used for dialing up the remote or connecting to a RUDICS server.

When attached to a device that will simply wait to be dialed up, the Iridium 9522B is compatible with any RS-232 serial device. When the remote Iridium 9522B is dialed up, generally by LoggerNet, the link is transparent and provides a high latency "serial cable replacement" type of solution. When attached to a device that will perform the dialing, such as a remote station calling back to LoggerNet, the Iridium 9522B needs to be controlled by a PC or datalogger capable of sending the required AT commands through the RS-232 serial port.

When used for SBD, the Iridium 9522B must be connected to a device, such as a datalogger, that is capable of sending the required AT commands through the RS-232 serial port.

Datalogger Considerations

Compatible Contemporary Dataloggers

CR200(X) Series CR800/CR850 CR1000 CR3000 CR6 CR9000X CR300

*Use a 18663 null modem cable.

Compatible Retired Dataloggers

CR500 CR510 CR10 CR10X 21X CR23X CR9000 CR5000 CR7X


LoggerNet provides support for communicating with our dataloggers over the the Iridium network using the Iridium 9522B. LoggerNet provides user control by allowing direct communications with the remote station using the Iridium Dial-up or RUDICS services. LoggerNet can run unattended, providing scheduled communications for data and image collection, as well as remote station administration.

Enclosure Considerations

The COM9522B of the kit requires a desiccated, non-condensing environment; a Campbell Scientific enclosure is recommended. Grommets and screws are provided to attach the COM9522B to the backplate of our enclosures.

Compatible Enclosures

ENC10/12 ENC10/12R ENC12/14 ENC14/16 ENC16/18

Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to IRIDIUM9522B: 1

  1. There are many Iridium service providers who can be contacted directly. Alternatively, contact Campbell Scientific for assistance in locating a provider, such as our integrators who resell Iridium services.

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