Iridium Shout ns Portable Satellite Tracker

This is a “no screen” version of the Shout series from Nal Research. It is a body-worn tracker/messaging device weighing less than 85 grams (3oz). Both the Iridium and GPS antennas are embedded inside the enclosure. The operating parameters are set with a computer via a USB port.

The Nal Shout NS can also be connected to a smart phone via Bluetooth for two-way messaging and parameter settings.

As all the Nal Shout series, it can be used as a portable tracker or inside a vehicle, a boat or even a small aircraft

With an internal 650 mA-Hr rechargeable battery, the Shout NS can send a position report every hour for up to 20 days (about 480 reports). It can also operate with a CR123 non-rechargeable battery.

It supports transmission of free-text, canned messages and a combination of free-text and canned messages via a smart phone. The device can periodically wake up from sleep to send its position report to a command center.

A dual SOS button feature is used for immediate emergency/alert notifications. Data is packaged in either standard or 256-bit AES encrypted format.


  • Low-cost, body-worn tracker and messaging device
  • Programmed for either DoD or commercial Iridiumgateway
  • Ultra-low power consumption
  • Automatic location reports (~480 reports (ns),~1,600 reports (nsx) )
  • iOS / Android app for added capabilities
  • ATAK compatibility options available
  • 911 alert switch
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Free-text, canned messages, or combined free-textand canned messages via smart phone
  • Data logging (waypoints and tracking reports)
  • 256-bit AES encryption
  • Real-time, pole-to-pole coverage
  • Weighs ~3 ounces (ns) / ~4.6 ounces (nsx)
  • Volume of 3.0” x 1.8” x 0.7” (ns)
  • Volume of 4.7” x 1.8” x 0.7” (nsx)
  • Internal rechargeable battery using AC adapter,
  • USB port, or solar charger
  • Integrated motion sensor
  • USB Micro-B interface
  • 72-channel GPS receiver with -160 dBm sensitivity


Dimensions (LxWxD)3.0” x 1.8” x 0.7” (76 x 46 x 18 mm)
Weight3 oz (85 g)
EnclosureHigh performance engineered polymer
Power InputExternal DC power or internal battery
BatteryLithium Ion (Iridium) / Lithium 5-yr battery (C-S)
Transmission Power1.0 W (Iridium) / 5.0 W (Cospas-Sarsat)
EncryptionAES 256-bit on transmit & receive
GPS Receiver Type1575.42 MHz (L1), 50-channel, C/A code, -160 dBm
GPS Accuracy2.5 m CEP (Iridium)
Operating Temp-4oF to +140oF (-20oC to +60oC)
WaterproofIP67 (1 meter depth – salt or fresh water)
SensorIntegrated motion sensor