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Melbourne, Australia - February 3, 2015 – M2M Connectivity introduces the new IDP 200 Series satellite modems developed by SkyWave Mobile Communications (SkyWave) in Australia and New Zealand. SkyWave, an ORBCOMM company, is a global provider of connectivity and hardware solutions including satellite, cellular and dual-mode as well as applications and professional services for mobile and fixed remote industrial tracking, monitoring, control, and management. M2M Connectivity will take advantage of SkyWave's packaged modems and reliable satellite connectivity using the IsatData Pro (IDP) service over inmarsat's global satellite constellation for a variety of industrial assets in remote locations including vehicles, heavy equipment and fixed assets used in oil and gas applications.
The IDP 200 Series satellite modems offer easy-to-integrate monitoring of vehicles and industrial equipment. The IDP 200 is quick to deploy with built-in GPS and antenna, power supply, and AT Command set and encased in a rugged, fully certified, environmentally sealed enclosure for harsh environments. Simple and cost-effective, the IDP 200 Series offers two-way communication using the IsatData Pro service, which delivers up to 37 times more data and has lifetime beyond 2023.
Delivering a simplified architecture for off-the-shelf, low-cost satellite messaging, the IDP 200 Series offers an intuitive AT Command set for quick integration with external PLCs and general purpose controllers.
"We are pleased to introduce the new IDP 200 Series packaged satellite modems to the Australian and New Zealand markets," said Darren Moroney, General Manager of M2M Connectivity, "The SkyWave IDP modems are simple to integrate and deliver a unique M2M capability using the reliable and trusted IsatData Pro service for a variety of industrial applications."
The IDP 200 Series satellite modem is available in two versions— IDP-280 with standard antenna or the IDP-290 with low elevation antenna.
About M2M Connectivity
M2M Connectivity is a specialist hardware distributor and provider of support services for the wireless M2M and IoT market in Australia and New Zealand. Our product portfolio of modules, modems and gateways/routers provides connectivity solutions for cellular, satellite, short-range RF, and GNSS location. We have a strong focus on providing satellite connectivity to our customers and provide integration services to support customers wanting to add in wireless connectivity to their M2M/IoT application.
About SkyWave Mobile Communications
SkyWave Mobile Communications, an ORBCOMM company, is a global provider of satellite and satellite-cellular devices and services and operates the only 3rd generation satcom network in the world 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 17 years, SkyWave has designed, manufactured and shipped more than 750,000 Inmarsat-based satellite terminals to customers globally in the transportation, maritime, oil and gas, utilities and government sectors. Visit www.skywave.com.
About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM is a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions. Its customers include Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Hyundai Heavy Industries, I.D. Systems, Inc., Komatsu Ltd., Cartrack (Pty.) Ltd., and Volvo Construction Equipment, among other industry leaders. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure as well as our Tier One cellular partners, ORBCOMM’s low-cost and reliable two-way data communication services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in our core markets: commercial transportation; heavy equipment; industrial fixed assets; marine; and homeland security.
ORBCOMM is an innovator and leading provider of tracking, monitoring and control services for the transportation market. Under its ReeferTrak®, GenTrakTM, GlobalTrak®, and CargoWatch® brands, the company provides customers with the ability to proactively monitor, manage and remotely control their cold chain and dry transport assets. Additionally, ORBCOMM provides Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services for vessel tracking and to improve maritime safety to government and commercial customers worldwide. ORBCOMM is headquartered in Rochelle Park, New Jersey and has its Innovation & Network Control Center in Sterling, Virginia. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.