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Globalstar unveils SmartOne C for satellite asset management


Leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, Globalstar Incorporated has unveiled its latest simplex asset manager, tagged SmartOne C, reports ITRealms.


Director of Marketing, Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd, Gavan Murphy confirmed this to ITRealms, saying this new offering ‘SmartOne C’ complements Globalstar’s existing SmartOne B model while opening up new opportunities for a wide range of businesses to monitor and manage their fixed and portable assets including shipping containers, transport trailers, construction machinery and vehicle fleets.


In a press statement made available to ITRealms, Murphy noted that at the core of the SmartOne C is an accelerometer that alerts owners to any unexpected motion, such as attempts of theft. The device can dynamically report asset status and monitor faults, both of which can significantly enhance operating efficiency across numerous metrics. 


“Since the launch of the original SmartOne in 2012, over 150,000 units have been shipped and used across multiple industry sectors including multimodal, aviation, alternative energy and military customers,” Murphy said.


He stressed that this enhanced model expands Globalstar’s Simplex solutions portfolio set and offers commercial and governmental customers the opportunity to benefit from the smallest simplex asset manager in the marketplace.


Murphy also quoted the chairman and CEO of Globalstar, Jay Monroe, as saying that harnessing the power of the Internet of Things has the potential to help businesses and governments realize numerous operational efficiency benefits. 


“The reliability and reach of our global LEO satellite network allows us to offer a superior M2M management service and with the launch of SmartOne C, we can continue to provide compact, feature-rich, cost-effective solutions,” the chairman said. 


Further, he said, evidence of the robustness of SmartOne, showed that should the line power be interrupted or fail, the SmartOne B and SmartOne C both automatically switch to battery back-up to provide uninterrupted transmissions. 


“The SmartOne C uses four AAA 1.5V lithium batteries that provide over 1.5 years of battery life. Using line-power enables shorter messaging intervals for more frequent monitoring of an asset’s location or reporting of external sensor state,” he pointed out.


The CEO went on to explain that the SmartOne C uses motion sensors, comparative GPS positions and custom configured sensors to gather and transmit asset status information. 

“It is designed for easy installation, without requiring external antennas or power. Customers can choose from a variety of software applications from Globalstar’s network of Value Added Resellers allowing the device to be custom-configured for each asset’s specific management needs, providing remote access to asset data, and providing alerts to managers/authorities via customized Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), by email or text,” he said.

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