Iridium has informed their network of Partners and VARS that the 9522B is moving to end of life. For well over 10 years the Iridium 9522B has been used in customer solutions to provide reliable service on the only truly global satellite network. Due to continuing challenges of component availability and supply, and diminishing demand, the Iridium 9522B will be discontinued. This end of life (EOL) notice informs you of the last time buy opportunity for the Iridium 9522B transceiver prior to product retirement.
Last Time Buy Opportunities
Iridium has informed MetOcean of the following deadlines for the last buy and last deliveries of the 9522B:
LAST ORDER DATE: November 30th, 2019
LAST DELIVERY DATE: December 31st, 2020
Lead times may increase as a result of demand. Iridium will endeavour to fulfil all orders without product revisions. However, Iridium has advised MetOcean to inform customers that minor product revisions may be necessary even as supply diminishes.
Additionally, MetOcean cannot guarantee the above dates. The Last Delivery date is subject to availability of the 9522B from Iridium LLC and it is possible that the supply could run out faster than anticipated, or could be available for longer than the initial Last Order date.
MetOcean advises clients who are not yet ready to move the 9523(N) transceiver to purchase sufficient 9522B’s to see them through their transition phase. MetOcean will happily help our customers with our experience, our expert advice and with 9523(N) Developers Kits to help any client through this time.
All product warranties for discontinued products will be honoured in full according to current Iridium Warranty Terms and Conditions.
Iridium currently offers the Iridium Core 9523N transceiver for solutions using LBT and SBD services. The Iridium Certus™ 9770 is the new transceiver that will operate at 22/88 kbps, with developer kits estimated to be available in 2020. Additional general information will be made available by the end of 2019. Please contact the Telematics Sales Team, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Mounting plate BLAKT0801
The BLAKT0801 mounting accessory that is currently used by a very limited number of customers to mount the Iridium 9522B into historic 9522A mounting space will be available until all current supplies are sold out or December 31, 2019, whichever comes first.
If you have any further questions, concerns, or requirements to place a last time buy order then please contact your sales account manager soon.