Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT) has announced that Simplex data integrator Axonn LLC has launched SMARTONE, the Satellite Managed Asset Ready Tracker.
SMARTONE is Axonn's newest global asset tracking solution that uses the highly reliable Globalstar Simplex data network and enables customers to track the location of their mobile assets virtually anywhere. The SMARTONE device transmits real-time GPS location, alarm inputs and engine run-time data over the Globalstar constellation of low earth-orbiting (LEO) satellites. The small size (6.5" x 3.25" x 1") and design allows it to be easily installed and field managed without the need for harnesses, antennas, or external power. The device is powered by AA size lithium batteries providing up to three years of battery life. Axonn's current asset management products are used on a variety of mobile assets such as cargo containers, trailers and railcars, construction and service vehicles as well as fixed assets like field equipment, generators, pipelines, and propane and fuel storage tanks.
The Globalstar Simplex data offering is a low cost, one-way satellite data service that permits customers to use satellite modems and integrated back office management solutions to track mobile assets, such as vehicles, trailers, cargo containers and maritime vessels, using GPS or other location-based technologies. The Simplex data network also provides a platform for personal tracking and messaging solutions for commercial and recreational customers using products such as the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger. Simplex data service can be used for a wide variety of industrial and security applications to monitor and send information from fixed assets, such as environmental measuring instruments, utility meters, or report the state of various mobile sensor devices and their locations.