Quake Global Becomes First Iridium Partner to Integrate Chipset Technology

[Satellite TODAY 02-03-12] Iridium Communications has certified Quake Global’s Q4000 modem device for machine-to-machine (M2M) asset tracking and remote two-way communications, the company announced Feb. 2.
            The integrated, dual mode Q4000’s design is based on an Iridium chipset and features the ability to determine the optimal transmission method, whether satellite or terrestrial. The unit also enables application features such as remote predictive maintenance, event logging, geo-fencing, DOT compliance and GPS tracking.
“Quake is the first Iridium partner to integrate Iridium chipset technology. The resulting Q4000 clearly demonstrates the powerful combination of two leading companies in the M2M market,” Iridium Vice President of Data Services David Wigglesworth said in a statement. “Iridium’s communications innovation, combined with Quake’s leadership in providing small, cost-effective and durable asset tracking technology, results in a compelling solution that meets the global requirements of Quake’s demanding customers.  
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