Geoforce, a provider of asset management solutions for oil and gas and other industries, has integrated OriginGPS technology into its GTx series of GPS tracking devices. The OriginGPS Spider module is a miniature GPS receiver designed to deliver high performance and sensitivity with low power consumption.
It achieves a rapid time to first fix (TTFF) of less than one second, with approximately one meter accuracy and -163dBm tracking sensitivity. Because it detects changes in context, temperature, and satellite signals, it achieves a state of near continuous availability, while consuming mere microwatts of precious battery power.
“Power is everything for Geoforce,” said Gary Naden, CTO of Geoforce. “We chose OriginGPS, because we can rely on them to provide both fast cold fix time anywhere, even with limited sky view, and low power consumption to accommodate non-powered equipment like containers, tanks and trailers.”
Geoforce is currently using OriginGPS’ Spider module in its GTx series, which includes:
• The GT1 Global Asset Tracker, a safe and rugged GPS tracker, which claims to be the only device of its kind certified to safely operate in the oilfield with its IECEx/ATEX Zone 0 rating
• The GT0 Compact Asset Tracker, the first palm-sized global fully-sealed asset tag providing years of operation
• The GTR Powered Equipment Tracker, which brings a new level of innovation to satellite-based tracking devices that report engine run time through advanced reporting features.
“With OriginGPS’ best-in-class technology and constantly improving feature set, we can help our customers gain asset utilisation and in-transit visibility of their container fleet and other assets. The actionable intelligence we provide enables our customers to make faster, fully-informed operational decisions,” said Naden.