Arco Rockstar Tracking

A truly global two-way communication device and tracking solution

It is a lightweight, rugged handheld device which uses the Iridium satellite network to transmit your messages, and your location, from anywhere in the world.


  • 5-button keypad plus specific ‘alert’ button
  • Bright OLED screen for information display
  • Full 2-way communication system
  • Over-the-air reconfiguration of key parameters
  • USB connection for charging and for data transfer
  • Truly Global Operation using the Iridium satellite network
  • Ling battery life (over 2500 transmissions on a single charge)

How Does the Rockstar Work?

The RockSTAR tracker is a rugged and fully self-contained battery-operated tracker which works anywhere on Earth.

The tracker with wake up at defined intervals (e.g. every 15 minutes), obtain a position using the GPS satellite network, and then transmit that position back to our secure servers using the Iridium satellite network in seconds.

The RockSTAR also allows short messages (like SMS, social media updates and short emails) to be sent using a paired Bluetooth device (such as a smartphone) and the Messenger application. This allows for full two-way communication wherever you are, even when out of mobile network range.

Iridium is the only satellite network that allows transmission of information from any point on Earth – other networks have no coverage in the Polar Regions, and have intermittent or no coverage in other marine and land areas.

Iridium has 66 satellites in orbit around the Earth, allowing coverage anywhere on Earth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No other satellite network has truly global coverage. Messages sent via Iridium take just second to reach our secure servers.

Key Functionality

Position Tracking

The unit will automatically report your position at defined intervals (e.g. every 15 minutes). The battery life of the unite means that it can report 7 fixes every day for one year on a single charge.


Using the keypad and screen, you can choose from hundreds of pre-set messages to send to mobile phones and email addresses, from wherever you are. Use your smartphone or Bluetooth-enabled tablet to send free text messages to email and mobile destinations.


Press the alert button on the device and a message will be sent back to whoever you nominate, with your precise location. Countdown timers, proximity alarms and other types of alert are available.

Encryption and Fleet Management

All data to and from the unit can be encrypted up to AES-256 standards. If you have multiple RockStar devices you can manage them all from the secure website.

Physical Properties
Dimensions 144mm x 76mm x 36mm (plus antenna)
Weight 305 grams
Screen Single Colour OLED 26mm x 35mm
Environmental Properties
Storage Temperature -40 to 85 C
Operating Temperature -30 to 60 C
Operating Environment <75% Relative Humidity
Testing MIL-STD-810G for vibration, temperature and shock IP67
Sealed against dust and water ingression to 1m
Input Voltage USB (5v)
Power Consumption Tx/Rx: *W Max
Battery LiPo cells, 5.3Ah
Power I/O USB
Iridium Modem 9602 short burst transceiver
Iridium Antenna Maxtena helical antenna
GPS antenna/chip uBlox GPS chipset
GPS Receiver Type 50 channel
Update Rate Up to 4Hz position update rate
Time to First Fix <1s hot, <20s warm, <60s cold
GPS Sensitivity -160dBm

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