Below are the steps needed to set up an G120 Iridium device. 


Required Components:

1. G120

2. Iridium Edge Module

3. G120 Iridium Harness


1. Iridium Activation

The Iridium Edge Module must be activated with an Iridium data provider, similar to activating a SIM card. 


If your Iridium Data is provided by Digital Matter - send the Iridium IMEI of the Edge module to your local support team, along with the plan you wish to have it activated on - See HERE for notes on how to choose the right plan. 


If you are sourcing your own Iridium Data, in general you will need to provide the following information to your provider

  • Iridium IMEI of Edge Module
  • Data plan
  • IP and port to direct data. This will be dependant on your Telematics Guru server. The IP:port for each server is listed below. Iridium devices use port 6000 for all TG servers. 


Region
Generic URL
IP Address*
APAC01
apac01.telematics.guru
40.82.219.2:6000
APAC02
apac02.telematics.guru
40.82.219.4:6000
APAC03
apac03.telematics.guru
40.82.219.106:6000
APAC04
apac04.telematics.guru
40.82.220.205:6000
EMEA01
emea01.telematics.guru
52.179.86.26:6000
EMEA02
emea02.telematics.guru
40.119.147.99:6000
EMEA03
emea03.telematics.guru
40.119.152.46:6000
EMEA04
emea04.telematics.guru
40.119.153.184:6000
AMER01
amer01.telematics.guru
20.185.104.80:6000


2. Parameter Set Up. 

To simply have a device report over Iridium, the only parameter that needs to be enabled is the Global Iridium Parameter. 


Set Enable Iridium = Yes under the Iridium Parameter Tab


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Alternatively a parameter template is available for all users to apply the same setting (note this will overwrite any other applied settings!)



3. Installation

  1. Connect G120 V_In (Pin 24 - RED) to 8-45V DC constant power
  2. Connect G120 GND (Pin 6 - BLACK) to Ground (chassis GND in a vehicle)
  3. Connect G120 IGN input (Pin 23 - WHITE) Vehicle ignition source
  4. Connect Iridium Edge M-12-8 plug to plug of same type on G120 harness. 
  5. Place Iridium edge module where it has a clear view of the sky. 


4. TG Set Up

  1. Enable Iridium Functionality by editing the organisation. Admin > Organisations 
  2. Enter the Iridium IMEI in the Advance Tab when creating the asset


5. TEST!!!

As discussed in the detailed Iridium guide - the G120 will only send data via Iridium while out of coverage. This can make testing the Iridium set up and connection difficult as devices are rarely installed in out of coverage locations. 

This can be replicated by doing the following steps. 

  1. Remove SIM card, or Deactivate the SIM in your SIM management portal - this will leave the device unable to join the cellular network, and attempt to fail over to Iridium
  2. Start the ignition in the vehicle - the device will attempt to upload via Iridium due to this, and on default settings every 10 minutes thereafter. Allow 5-10 minutes to receive a message in Telematics Guru.


It is worthwhile to also configure any Panic/Duress alerts prior to installation so that these can be tested over the Iridium connection as well. Simply push the duress button with the SIM disabled to test.