SkyBitz®, the leading remote asset tracking and information management solutions provider, today announced the commercial availability of its newest machine-to-machine (M2M) global solutions. The SkyBitz Galaxy series GTP1000 and GTP1100 are the latest in state-of-the-art, two-way global tracking and monitoring solutions built on the SkyBitz GLS9602 modem platform. The SkyBitz GLS9602 modem combines SkyBitz patented Global Locating System (GLS) technology with the Iridium® 9602 short burst data (SBD ) transceiver and can be integrated into a wide variety of asset tracking solutions. These can then provide connectivity to even the most remote locations on Earth via the global satellite communications network operated by Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM).
The new SkyBitz Galaxy series delivers operations managers unparalleled total asset and cargo visibility everywhere in the world — even if those assets are unpowered. The Galaxy GTP1000 and GTP1100 imparts a lower total cost of ownership through reduced capital expenditures, optimized asset utilization, elimination of lost assets, tracking of stolen assets and improved customer service. This solution delivers the visibility required to optimize operations within transportation, oil and gas, chemical, intermodal, government, and other markets that rely on heavy equipment or remote assets.
Based on its recent successes, SkyBitz was named in a transition success report by DARPA documenting how SkyBitz successfully launched DARPA‐funded technology into private, government and international markets; a rare accolade by DARPA. Frost & Sullivan awarded SkyBitz the 2008 Product Innovation Award in the North American regional fleet telematics market. SkyBitz has also been selected among Deloitte’s 50 fastest growing technology companies in Virginia (2007, 2008) and among Deloitte’s 500 fastest growing technology companies in the USA.
“We have tested and refined our technology over the past 10 years with some of the most demanding customers. Now we are bringing this expertise globally, enabling connections never before possible and enabling new industry applications in M2M and other new markets,” said Homaira Akbari, SkyBitz President. “SkyBitz is committed to revolutionizing the way businesses and government entities optimize, manage and protect their assets.”
The Galaxy series is designed to provide ultimate flexibility in device installation, maintenance and operation, lasting longer to decrease cost of ownership. It is built tough to withstand harsh environments, and small enough to fit into the grooves of containers. The Galaxy GTP1000 introduces instant installation verification via built-in LED lights, eliminating any guesswork. The external antenna in the Galaxy GTP1100 allows for flexible and stealth installation. Built for better efficiency, the Galaxy series supports more streamlined reporting processes and intelligent messages for better visibility of business operations and faster, richer information about the asset and its environment. The solution also allows for more intelligent and responsive self diagnostics, allowing for over the air troubleshooting.