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Module for interfacing with Inmarsat's IDP Plug-N-Play device.

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Inmarsat IDP Plug-N-Play Dongle

The Plug-N-Play dongle is a small programmable single board computer in a black box intended to be able to quickly demonstrate and prototype Internet-of-Things use cases enabled by satellite messaging connectivity.

The dongle connects directly to an ST2100 satellite modem manufactured by ORBCOMM and provides access to:

  • Serial communications using AT commands
  • Modem event notification via discrete output pin to a callback function
  • Modem reset via modem reset input pin
  • Microcontroller reset event via external reset output pin
  • 1 pulse-per-second (PPS) from GNSS timing via discrete output pin

The dongle supports connection to an external customer-supplied microcontroller using RS-232 via the developer breakout cable.

The dongle mode can be configured as:

  1. transparent pass through serial commands to a separate third party microcontroller (default hardware configuration)
  2. master act as the application microcontroller (default when using this Python module)
  3. proxy act as a proxy intercepting responses from the modem to a third party microcontroller


pip install idppnpdongle

Example Usage

import asyncio

from idppnpdongle import PnpDongle

dongle = PnpDongle()
modem = dongle.modem
response ='AT'))

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