Quake Global, Inc., a leading manufacturer of asset tracking satellite M2M modems, announced today the availability of QUAKE’s Q-Pro Satellite Data Modem for use on the Inmarsat network.
The service will enable QUAKE™ to offer its customers low-cost satellite tracking and data services globally over the Inmarsat-4 satellite constellation. QUAKE is already the leading supplier of satellite modems for the worldwide tracking and data service market, and the addition of Inmarsat’s global satellite coverage will greatly enhance QUAKE’s ability to improve market share.
The Q-Pro is a small, rugged, environmentally-sealed satellite/terrestrial telecommunication solution with numerous customization options and a user-friendly application development environment. This innovation by QUAKE will utilize the new IsatData Pro service from SkyWave.
The Q-Pro, when configured for IsatData Pro, will download near real-time messages of up to 10,000 bytes to any device, and send up to 6,400 bytes from the device. This increase in data packet size and transmission speed will allow QUAKE to meet the increasing customer demands for higher data capacity and reduced latency in machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions.
“QUAKE is proud to partner with SkyWave and Inmarsat in this historic introduction of a new dimension in the M2M communications market,” said Polina Braunstein, QUAKE President & CEO. “QUAKE knows that it is important to provide just the right solution at the right price for each customer, regardless of their unique needs or size. QUAKE will begin presentations on the new Q-Pro for customers right away, and will deliver the first production modems in early Q4, 2011.”
“SkyWave commends QUAKE for their innovation and success in designing the Q-Pro to operate on IsatData Pro,” said Pui-Ling Chan, CEO and Managing Director of SkyWave Mobile Communications. “We are pleased to be associated with QUAKE as the industry standard for satellite telematic products. Our partnership, along with Inmarsat satellites, will deliver high-quality, low cost data communications to OEM’s and other industrial/government users.”
“QUAKE is ideally placed to deliver the benefits of the IsatData Pro service to the asset tracking market. Coming from a company with their experience and market position, this is a strong early endorsement for the service,” said Drew Brandy, Director of Land Services at Inmarsat. “In partnership with SkyWave, we look forward to seeing the launch of the Q-Pro and introducing new customers to the reliability and global reach of the Inmarsat-4s.”