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Symphonie® iPackGPS | Iridium

Automate the transfer of measurement data from the project site to your desktop through the Iridium satellite network.

  • Symphonie® iPackGPS | Iridium

Configuration Options

Symphonie iPackGPS (Iridium) is an internet-enabled communications and autonomous power module for Symphonie series data loggers (models SymphoniePLUS3 and older). Utilizing a satellite modem that connects SymphoniePLUS®3 Data Logger to the Iridium satellite network, iPackGPS delivers collected data to your desktop anywhere in the world.

Why Iridium?

The Iridium satellite service was carefully selected by NRG for its comprehensive and reliable reach. The Iridium network covers the entire planet, including the poles and oceans.

Data Logger Connection

iPackGPS attaches to a port located on the back of the SymphoniePLUS3. The iPackGPS and the data logger are then secured to a Symphonie shelter box using four screws.

Power Supply

iPackGPS (Iridium) contains two rechargeable 12V sealed lead-acid batteries and a recharging circuit. The recharging circuit is designed for use with an external 15W PV panel, which connects to terminals on the side of the iPackGPS. Terminals for an external power system are also available. This configuration keeps the internal batteries continuously charged—ensuring reliable data logging and transfer operations.

Accounts and Programming

iPackGPS (Iridium) comes bundled with 400 minutes of satellite airtime and access to a dedicated email service, WindLinx (account activation form included). WindLinx is a worldwide service that streamlines account setup and the overall management of data transfer from multiple sites. Once an account is created, the satellite transceiver inside the Symphonie iPackGPS can be activated and configured with supplied settings.

  • Automated GPS coordinate reporting
  • Variable call interval range: 10 minutes to 14 days
  • 10-minute data resolution: call interval of 10 minutes equals data for previous 10 minutes
  • Option to transfer data to any email address on the Internet in places where no cellular service is available
  • Iridium signal strength indicator
  • Access to the iPackGPS event log through the SymphoniePLUS3 Data Logger display
  • Ability to update the iPackGPS firmware remotely or by connecting directly to a computer
  • Ability to update the iPackGPS configuration remotely
  • WindLinx™ ready

 

  • One (1) Symphonie iPackGPS (Iridium)
  • One (1) satellite antenna (3/4-inch IPS mount)
  • One (1) antenna mounting boom
  • 400 minutes of Iridium airtime and access to WindLinx
  • PV sold separately - Symphonie PV Panel | 15W

Note: The iPack voltmeter SCM is now included in SymphoniePLUS3 data logger kits. SymphoniePRO includes built-in monitoring of the 12V power supply and does not require a separate interface module.

  Iridium (#4721)
Description  
Accessory type Internet-enabled data transfer communication device for Symphonie® series data loggers
Applications Iridium satellite system provides Symphonie series data loggers remote communication access anywhere in the world, even where no cellular service is available
Instrument compatibility Symphonie, SymphoniePLUS, and SymphoniePLUS3 Data Loggers
Functions
  • Automatically updates latitude, longitude, and altitude settings in the data logger
  • GPS position viewer
  • iPackGPS status and event reporting
  • Iridium signal confirmation indicator
  • Ability to install firmware updates to iPackGPS remotely
  • Automatic download of logged data via email
  • Automatic real-time clock setting from internet time server
  • Remote parameter updates of Symphonie series loggers and iPackGPS
  • Ability to disconnect a call in progress
  • Event log viewer
  • Includes rechargeable battery and PV charge controller for the data logger
Data Collection  
Software Symphonie Data Retriever (SDR) for setup
Data delivery
  • Data delivery via internet email, including:
        • Copy of .RWD files
        • iPackGPS status and event logs
        • Configuration changes uploaded via email
  • iPackGPS Event Log is added to .RWD files and can be viewed in SDR
Configuration  
User interface
  • Improved status reporting on data logger front panel
  • Configuration via SDR on Windows PC
Configurable parameters
  • WindLinx™ ready
  • Call interval range: 10 minutes - 14 days
  • Optional 10-minute call setting for customers who wish to have their data emailed more frequently (allows for 10-minute data resolution)
  • Internet Service Provider settings
  • Optional 'No Partial Files' setting
  • Optional 'Disable POP3' setting
  • Up to three (3) email addresses
Power requirements  
Batteries Two (2) built-in 12 V Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA) batteries with 2200 mA-hr rating
External solar input 12V (nominal) solar PV panel or external power supply (15 - 24 V)
Other External battery (12 - 14 V)
Installation  
Mounting
  • iPackGPS stacks with Symphonie data logger on long logger mounting screws (included)
  • Satellite antenna mounts on included side-mount boom
  • An optional 15W solar PV panel (sold separately) mounts to your tubular tower with supplied hose clamps
Tools required 8 mm (5/16 inch) wrench or nut driver for mounting screws
Accessories Antenna and antenna mounting boom included
Physical  
Connections
  • Data connection to iPack connector on rear of data logger
  • Two (2) screw terminals for solar PV panel or external power supply input
  • Two (2) screw terminals for external battery
  • One (1) screw terminal for earth ground pre-wired for connection to data logger earth ground stud
  • Combination Iridium and GPS antenna connector SMA female
  • Programming port connection via data logger programming adapter
Weight 3.2 kg (7 pounds)
Dimensions 165 x 222 x 102 mm ( 6.5 x 8.75 x 4.0 inches)
Materials  
Enclosure Polycarbonate plastic
System requirements  
Computer Windows PC with Symphonie Data Retriever (SDR) required for programming of iPackGPS settings
Operating system Symphonie Data Retriever (SDR) requires Windows 95 or higher
Related hardware
  • iPack Programming Kit (Item 3368)
  • Universal iPack Charger (Item 3615)

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