Numerex today announced the commercial release of the OrbitOne SX1 solution, a satellite-based asset monitoring and tracking technology.
Operating on Globalstar's Low Earth Orbit (LEO) simplex satellite data network, the OrbitOne SX1 provides GPS visibility, event monitoring and asset management data on a near global basis.
Developed by Orbit One Communications, Numerex's recently acquired satellite solutions business, the SX1 is one of the smallest satellite communication devices in the industry with a footprint of only 7.25 x 3.25 x 1 inch (184 x 83 x 25 mm) and weighs a mere 13 ounces (369g).
Delivering up to seven years of uninterrupted service on a field-replaceable battery, or operating on line power, the SX1 can operate under the harshest environmental conditions.
Certified and manufactured to exceed IP68, NEMA 6P, and MILSTD 810 environmental specifications, the highly- ruggedized device can be installed, activated and operational in less than one minute.
For systems integrators the SX1 has open data architecture compatible with virtually any legacy supply chain, logistics or tracking application which makes it ideal for military, government or commercial assets such as inter-modal shipping containers, trailers, buoys or barges.
The OrbitOne solution also has global supply chain logistics visibility, minimizing fleet downtime.
Numerex CEO and chairman, Stratton Nicolaides, describes the solution as 'global RFID'.
"For large scale and global deployment OrbitOne offers one of the most cost-effective solutions available and complements our existing cellular tracking and monitoring platforms," he said.
"The solution also extends our global reach and positions Numerex to offer our military, commercial, and government customers a broader range of device and network communication options."
Originally developed and deployed for the military and disaster response communities, Nicolaides said the SX1 expands the satellite and cellular network services that are monitored and managed through the company's TAV (Total Asset Visibility) application.
He said this comprehensive tracking and monitoring solution provides secure mapping, display, and management tools for tens of thousands of global assets from any Internet connection worldwide.
"In the next few months Numerex intends to introduce an accompanying portfolio of sensor options to meet customer demands for additional real-time security and intelligent monitoring," Nicolaides added.
Orbit One Communications, the developer of the SX1 and TAV Software, was recently acquired by Numerex.
Orbit One is the supplier of satellite tracking solutions to DHS- FEMA, the American Red Cross and prime contractors to federal and state agencies for disaster and emergency response operations.