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October 6th, 2009

SATCOM Terminal Gets UL OKAY For Hazardous Use

SkyWave Mobile Communications (“SkyWave”) and American Millennium Corporation (AMCi) announce the MT3000 mobile satellite communications terminal has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Class 1, Division 2 (groups A, B, C, and D) classification for use in hazardous locations.

SkyWave MT3000 terminal The demand for remote management and tracking of assets in the oil & gas, mining and environmental industries continues to grow. The Class 1 Division 2 classification of the MT3000 terminal will extend its applications to include operation in high risk environments containing volatile or flammable vapors and gases. AMCi uses the MT3000 satellite communications terminal as part of its suite of remote monitoring solutions for the natural gas industry. The ability of the MT3000 terminal to support multiple sensors and communicate using the Modbus-RTU protocol provides a cost-effective solution to monitor many devices on a single compressor panel. The MT3000’s functionality allows AMCi to provide additional services to their oil and gas customers such as notification from the field of important events like first-fault shutdown information, temperature and pressure readings, and messages from annunciators and controllers.

In addition to support for sensor inputs and Modbus, the MT3000 satellite terminal features a rugged enclosure, discrete size and over-the-air configuration — all making it suitable for oil and gas applications like compressor, cathodic protection and security monitoring.  The on-board computer allows customers to easily create customized solutions that fit their needs. The MT3000 terminal communicates over the Inmarsat satellite network; the industry standard for two-way satellite communication, low-message latency, performance and reliability. Like all MT series satellite terminals, the MT3000 offers ultra-low power consumption for extended battery life.