IDP 780


Description Details



More than a communication terminal, the IDP-780 supports a flexible Lua programming environment that provides customers the ability to develop their own on-board applications. It also has embedded GPS, multiple input/outputs, serial interfaces, dual SIM, last gasp battery option and is CANbus enabled to support a wide range of applications such as vehicle tracking, sensor and driver behavior monitoring and engine telemetry.

Finally, the IDP-780 can be deployed with peripherals that connect to external laptops or tablets to increase mobile workforce connectivity and automation with electronic work orders and access to information in databases for field workers. With the ability to provide richer information in M2M applications, businesses are able to share more data across diverse operations via emails, electronic forms, ERP/CRM integration, and workflow documents to optimize recurring cost while increasing the reliability of communicated information.

The IDP 780 features dual mode satellite / cellular capabilities targeting land mobile applications. Building on SkyWave’s previous dual mode solution, the IDP 780 terminal offers an extended satellite payload and dual SIM capability, combining IsatData Pro satellite communications with cellular service taking mobile asset tracking, logistics and security applications to the next level by providing cost-effective, global coverage. These terminals use cellular networks when and where available and are able to automatically switch to the IsatData Pro satellite service when cellular service is unavailable or unreliable, providing lowest cost communications without sacrificing coverage.



  • Remote fixed and mobile applications on land or sea
  • Asset tracking for fleet management
  • Telemetry/ SCADA
  • Electronic Forms including signatures
  • Text Message Drivers and Workers

Key Product Features/ Benefits

  •  Compact & Inconspicuous
  • High Message Capability
  • Intelligent Message Routing
  • Simplifies Application development and reduces time to market
  • Usable in Harsh Environments

IDP 780 Datasheet

Technical Specifications

Environmental :

  • Operating Temperature: -25°C to +85°C (Satellite)
  • Operating Temperature: -25°C to +75°C (Cellular)
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Dust & Water Ingress: Remote Satellite Antenna: IP67
  • Dust & Water Ingress:Terminal: IP54


  • Input Voltage: +9-48V
  • SAE J1455 load dump protection
  • Mating Connector: Two Tycp Elect. Multilock
  • Certification:
  • Satellite: Inmarsat Type Approval
  • Regulatory (pending): CE Mark, FCC, IC, RoHS


  • Acquisition Time – Hot: 1s: Cold: 27s
  • Sensitivity – Acquisition: -147dBm, Tracking: -159 dBm
  • Accuracy – 2.5m ( Horizontal CEP )
  • Security – GPS signal jamming detection

Cellular Communications ( GPRS only ):

  • Frequency – 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • SIM – 3.3V / 1.8 V SIM
  • Security – GPRS Jamming detection

External Interfaces – Inputs / Outputs:

  • 4 – Config. Analog / digital inputs
  • 7 – Digital inputs ( active low )
  • 1 – Ignition Detect input
  • 5 – Digital outputs ( sink – ground )

External Interfaces Serial:

  • 2- RS-232:
  • 1 RS-485:
  • 1-CANbus


See the Data Sheet here –>  IDP 780

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