QUAKE Global and SkyWave Bring Satellite M2M Solutions to the Russian Heavy Equipment Market
QUAKE Global Inc., a leading manufacturer of asset tracking satellite M2M modems and SkyWave Mobile Communications, a global provider of wireless data communications for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market, today announced the introduction of Q-Pro, an M2M solution designed to operate on the Russian Federation's Inmarsat satellite network.
This partnership is possible with SkyWave being awarded regulatory authorization to distribute the IsatData Pro services in Russia. QUAKE's Q-Pro allows owners of heavy equipment to track the location of the equipment, record usage, monitor common CAN messages, and determine the need for, and provision of, routine maintenance. The Q-Pro can also be programmed to provide emergency alerts in the event of a problem.
Q-Pro is a rugged, environmentally sealed modem that is featuring a wide array of powerful options. The Q-Pro can accumulate and transmit M2M data automatically in accordance with the schedule the customer loads, thereby enabling users to increase business efficiencies and realize productivity gains without expending needless man-hours.
SkyWave's IsatData Pro meets the increasing demand for more data in M2M applications, allowing businesses to share information across diverse operations. Applications include vehicle telemetry information, remote worker text messaging, maintaining up-to-date driver logs, and remote management of pipelines and water meters.
“The innovative QUAKE Q-Pro is the perfect hardware to deliver the IsatData Pro communication service provided by SkyWave. This partnership allows QUAKE, for the first time, to distribute low-cost satellite tracking and data services into the burgeoning M2M market in Russia,” said Polina Braunstein, QUAKE's President & CEO. “The Russian M2M market has been untouched by this type of product and service until now. QUAKE and SkyWave are pleased to be the first to offer it in Russia,” she added.
“The SkyWave and QUAKE partnership delivers a unique M2M capability by leveraging both companies' technological expertise to address opportunities in Russia,” said Dan Poirier, SkyWave Senior Vice President Operations. “As demand by heavy equipment users and manufacturers for wireless information rises, our joint offering will play an important role.”
QUAKE™ designs and manufactures industrial M2M modems for asset tracking and monitoring through satellite, cellular, GPS and other technologies. Through a network of international distributors, QUAKE products serve OEMs and other companies in the heavy equipment, aviation, maritime, and trucking industries, as well as in utility, oil & gas, and rail applications. QUAKE is proud to provide high-quality subscriber communicators for KOMATSU, CATERPILLAR, HITACHI, VOLVO TRUCKS, VOLVO CONSTRUCTION, FLEET MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS, BELL EQUIPMENT, MARINE INSTRUMENTS, FARIA, and many others. www.quakeglobal.com.
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 550,000 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.
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