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ASE announces new IRIDIUM®-SBD device with full featured sensing and over-the-air programming

ASE announces new IRIDIUM-SBD device with full featured sensing and over-the-air programming

The ASE Osprey TMC uses Iridium’s Global Satellite Network and the Global Alerting Platform (GAP) to perform remote tracking, monitoring, and control tasks, helping companies to meet their M2M needs.

Applied Satellite Engineering (ASE) is pleased to announce its Osprey TMC Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) modem terminal. The Osprey TMC (Track Monitor Control) is the first commercially available SBD terminal that can provide GPS tracking, analog and digital monitoring and control, with over-the-air configuration and programming. In addition, it is a ready-to-deploy solution that contains a totally enclosed Iridium 9602 modem, embedded antenna, and rechargeable battery. In addition, The Osprey TMC is available with external mount antennas for bay-mounting installations.

Using the Iridium network and two10degrees’ Global Alerting Platform (GAP), the Osprey works any place on the planet, and can remotely track any asset, monitor any sensor, and control virtually any device. This modem terminal performs many applications, including asset tracking with intelligent geo-fence settings and monitoring analog values such as temperature settings, fuel levels, and water levels. The device can also automatically monitor digital inputs, such as door openings, and ignition on/off settings. In addition, the Osprey TMC can control alarms, relays, etc. The Osprey’s vibration monitor is capable of tracking engine run times and sensing other movements with selectable vibration levels.

ASE announce its Osprey TMC IRIDIUM-SBD modem terminal.

ASE has chosen GAP, a global messaging services platform to provide M2M communications for the Osprey TMC. GAP is the ‘glue’ that binds Osprey devices together, providing an easy-to-use web-based interface for configuring and tracking devices, and for viewing device metrics.

ASE can also provide back-end servers to strengthen the SBD service’s delivery of Mobile Originated (MO) and Mobile Terminated (MT) messages. ASE can assist companies in integrating the use of the Osprey TMC into their own networks or servers.

Jeff McFarland, President of ASE states:

“We are delighted to offer companies a turn-key, ready-to-deploy device that can handle almost all remote tracking and sensing.

We also have an “ecosystem” available that provides ready-to-deploy code for companies wanting to install within their company’s IT systems and servers. We are delighted to bring to the machine-to-machine (M2M) marketplace a device that can be programmed and configured over-the-air. This capability is extremely helpful in optimizing air-time usage, allowing the terminal to be tasked with heavy reporting when necessary and then idling at other times, making satellite data costs very affordable.

Richard Prodger, CEO of two10degrees states: “Our Global Alerting Platform has been designed and built to support devices such as the Osprey TMC. We are thrilled to have been chosen by ASE to support this groundbreaking device, which I feel will be instrumental in advancing M2M capabilities within the satellite communications industry.

Comprehensive solutions are available that include hardware, server-ready applications and airtime.

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