The McQ CONNECT is a small SATCOM modem that can send and receive information in real-time over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. The new device was developed using the latest in a line of Iridium® core technology transceivers, the Iridium Certus 9770.
McQ was selected by Iridium as one of the first Value Added Manufacturing (VAM) partners to create a new solution based on the Iridium Certus 9770. The McQ CONNECT has a very small but robust battery, can also be wall powered, is ruggedized to IP 67 standards, and comes with a small omni-directional antenna that enables easy operation for static or mobile applications. This means users can instantly feed information from a remote application via a secure ‘Cloud’ network and send command and control data to an application anywhere in the world.
Using Iridium’s weather-resilient spectrum, the McQ CONNECT modem can send files of any size using many messaging protocols, including application data, pictures, safety alerts, security alerts, email messages, system monitoring data, and application command and control. The device also supports voice services and can connect to computers, servers, tablets and smartphones, enabling additional applications.
The small modem is 20x13x cm (8 x 5 x 1.5 In), is 1 kg (2 LB) and has mounting provisions for shock and vibration environments on mobile platforms. McQ has technical support to help users integrate their applications and design custom user interfaces.