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June 13th, 2013

Applied Satellite Engineering... Osprey Takes Flight (Terminal)

[SatNews] Applied Satellite Engineering (ASE) has debuted their Osprey TMC Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) modem terminal. The Osprey TMC (Track Monitor Control) is the first commercially available SBD terminal that can provide GPS tracking, analog and digital monitoring and control, with over-the-air configuration and programming. In addition, it is a ready-to-deploy solution that contains a totally enclosed Iridium 9602 modem, embedded antenna, and rechargeable battery. In addition, The Osprey TMC is available with external mount antennas for bay-mounting installations.

Using the Iridium network and two10degrees’ Global Alerting Platform (GAP), the Osprey works any place on the planet, and can remotely track any asset, monitor any sensor, and control virtually any device. This modem terminal performs many applications, including asset tracking with intelligent geo-fence settings and monitoring analog values such as temperature settings, fuel levels, and water levels. The device can also automatically monitor digital inputs, such as door openings, and ignition on/off settings. In addition, the Osprey TMC can control alarms, relays, etc. The Osprey’s vibration monitor is capable of tracking engine run times and sensing other movements with selectable vibration levels.

ASE has chosen GAP, a global messaging services platform to provide M2M communications for the Osprey TMC. GAP is the 'glue' that binds Osprey devices together, providing an easy-to-use web-based interface for configuring and tracking devices, and for viewing device metrics. ASE can also provide back-end servers to strengthen the SBD service’s delivery of Mobile Originated (MO) and Mobile Terminated (MT) messages.

ASE can assist companies in integrating the use of the Osprey TMC into their own networks or servers.