Quake Global, the manufacturer of machine-to-machine (M2M) devices for terrestrial and satellite networks, has announced that its QPRO modems are compatible with the new satellite M2M platform being introduced by Inmarsat and ORBCOMM. The Inmarsat/ORBCOMM QPRO devices are available immediately.
The three companies are working together to leverage each other’s complementary technologies and network access to provide worldwide M2M connectivity.
“We are pleased to see that this consortium is cooperating for the purpose of promoting greater standardization in satellite M2M networks,” said Polina Braunstein, CEO of Quake Global. “This clearly supports Quake’s business philosophy of providing its customers cost-effective wireless network options without having to invest and sustain network-specific product lines.”
The QPRO is a small, rugged, multi-band modem that provides a fully programmable stand-alone M2M solution. Quake’s patented universal communications protocol empowers customers by providing a single uniform set of commands to seamlessly integrate terrestrial and satellite networks. The QPRO greatly improves the economics of an M2M solution deployment by providing M2M customers more capabilities and choices.
The compatibility of QPRO with the new satellite M2M platform being introduced by Inmarsat and ORBCOMM will result in faster response times, broader global coverage, and enhanced network reliability for asset tracking and management in areas where terrestrial coverage is not available.
Quake Global, headquartered in San Diego, USA, designs and manufactures industrial M2M devices for asset tracking and monitoring using satellite, cellular, GPS and other technologies. Through a network of international distributors, QUAKE sells M2M solutions to original equipment manufacturers and other companies in the heavy equipment, aviation, maritime, trucking, utility, oil/gas and rail markets.
Major customers include Bell Equipment, Caterpillar, Doosan, Faria, Hitachi, Hyundai, Komatsu, Marine Instruments, Sumitomo and Volvo. The company has deployed more than one million M2M devices worldwide.
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