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SkyWave Introduces Satellite-Cellular M2M Solution

| May 8, 2012

 

SKYWAVEOTTAWA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SkyWave Mobile Communications, a global provider of wireless data communications for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market, today announced the introduction of the new IDP-780 series of terminals with dual mode satellite-cellular capability. Targeting land mobile applications, the IDP-780 offers the efficiency of cellular networks combined with the reliable, ubiquitous breadth of satellite networks.

“This new product provides our existing and prospective subscriber base the ability to reliably and cost effectively manage their assets on a global scale anytime, anywhere”

Building on SkyWave’s previous dual mode solution, the IDP-780 terminal offers an extended satellite pay-load and dual SIM capability. The IDP-780 combines IsatData Pro satellite communication with cellular service, taking mobile asset tracking, logistics and security applications to the next level by providing cost-effective, global coverage. These terminals use cellular networks when and where available and are able to automatically switch to the IsatData Pro satellite service when cellular service is unavailable or unreliable, providing lowest cost communications without sacrificing coverage.

“This new product provides our existing and prospective subscriber base the ability to reliably and cost effectively manage their assets on a global scale anytime, anywhere,” said Jenn Markey, Director Product Management and Marketing. “Many of our existing satellite-only terminals are deployed in a hybrid format today with a third party cellular device. Our latest generation dual mode simplifies and accelerates the customer experience with an integrated view of what’s happening in the field in real time.”

More than a communication terminal, the IDP-780 supports a flexible Lua programming environment that provides customers the ability to develop their own on-board applications. It also has embedded GPS, multiple input/outputs, serial interfaces, dual SIM, last gasp battery option and is CANbus enabled to support a wide range of applications such as vehicle tracking, sensor and driver behaviour monitoring and engine telemetry. Finally, the IDP-780 can be deployed with peripherals that connect to external laptops or tablets to increase mobile workforce connectivity and automation with electronic work orders and access to information in databases for field workers. With the ability to provide richer information in M2M applications, businesses are able to share more data across diverse operations via emails, electronic forms, ERP/CRM integration, and workflow documents to optimize recurring cost while increasing the reliability of communicated information.

A photo of the IDP-780 accompanying its release is available at: http://www.skywave.com/images/idp-780.jpg

About SkyWave

SkyWave Mobile Communications is a global provider of wireless data communications for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market. SkyWave’s products provide dependable communication, tracking, monitoring and remote management of fixed and mobile assets. Over the past 15 years, SkyWave has designed, manufactured and shipped more than 450,000 Inmarsat-based satellite terminals to customers globally in the transportation, maritime, oil and gas, utilities and government sectors. For more information, please visit www.skywave.com.

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,500 staff in more than 40 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. For the year ended 31st December 2011, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$1,409 million and an EBITDA of US$854 million. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.

 

Contacts

SkyWave Contact:
Sue Rutherford, +1 (613) 836-6288 ext. 8529
Director Marketing + Communications
sue.rutherford@skywave.com

 

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