SkyBitz unveils global modem

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Updated Jan 20, 2012

SkyBitz, a provider of remote asset tracking and information management systems, announced the availability of the GLS9602 modem that works everywhere on the planet through the Iridium communications network.

The new modem is based on SkyBitz Global Locating System (GLS) technology in combination with Iridium’s 9602 short burst data (SBD) transceiver. The custom SBD modem is designed for integration into wireless systems to provide asset tracking in remote locations and offers application possibilities for developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the companies say.

The modem offers low latency service with a small antenna. SkyBitz says the modem can be used by authorized business partners to create new monitoring systems for all types of assets with Iridium’s global connectivity and SkyBitz’s power-efficient GLS technology.

“The release of the SkyBitz GLS9602 modem is another important milestone in making SkyBitz global set of solutions easily available to third party developers in the M2M space,” said Dana Johnson, SkyBitz senior director of engineering. “We are committed to developing and delivering cutting-edge technologies that help our customers connect their mobile assets to deliver critical enterprise information and help improve their operations.”

SkyBitz’s GLS technology provides GPS based tracking without the need for high-power consumption from on-board location calculations. Instead, the SkyBitz Service Operation Center calculates the position centrally using the information sent by the SkyBitz GLS9602 modem.