A few weeks ago we changed our tagline to “True Global Equipment Visibility” to emphasize our capability to supply equipment data from all over the world.
Tracking devices are normally transmitting data via the mobile network (GSM or 3G) and this works just fine in residential areas. In rural areas, it can however sometimes be difficult to establish a connection and in really remote areas, like offshore, desert, etc. it is no longer possible to transmit data.
Even though our standard devices like T7 and T9 can be used for most tasks, we have seen some customers demanding a solution with even better coverage. We decided to build a device that transmits data via satellite and opted for the Iridium network. Iridium technology is the only truly global network. Iridium offers 2-way communication, and this is important as it enables remote configuration giving the user the option to remotely change intervals etc.
S1 is our industrialized iridium-based tracking device, and it is already being used for wild-life tracking all over Africa.
CTO Nicolaj Haarup just after mounting the S1 and T9 (in front).
Two weeks ago we had the opportunity to make a comparative test of the S1 and the T9 on a Royal Arctic ship sailing from Denmark to Greenland.
CEO Niels Henrik Olesen and CTO Nicolaj Haarup entered the ship shortly before departure and mounted the S1 and T9 side-by-side on the top deck of Arina Arctica. This test should demonstrate that both devices can withstand the salty, wet and cold climate and that S1 would be able to send data from real remote areas.
Arina Arctica has now been on its way for almost two weeks and has left its trail:
Currently, Arina Arctica is in Daneborg harbor and the temperature is -12C.
We will follow the vessel and bring an updated report.
You can read more about the S1 here.