[Satellite TODAY Insider 02-03-12] Machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless asset tracking, sensing, and control solutions provider OnAsset Intelligence has developed the M2M industry’s first dual mode CDMA/GSM asset tracking solution with the help of major mobile company Sprint.
OnAsset unveiled the new version of its Sentry asset tracking solution in a Feb. 2 announcement, and said the unit would be targeted to large international shipping companies. The solution aims to enable its customers to track location, temperature, pressure, humidity, light, motion, shock and vibration of high-value assets transported via any mode of freight.
OnAsset President and CEO Adam Crossno said his company has worked closely with Sprint for several months to create a dual-mode version of Sentry that expands the reach of asset tracking capabilities.
“We’re excited to be working with a forward-thinking wireless carrier that’s as passionate about changing the landscape of the M2M industry as we are,” Crossno said in the announcement. “We’re leveraging Sprint’s world-class network domestically and globally via Sprint’s international partners to establish a world-wide footprint for our asset tracking technology.”
Sprint Vice President of Emerging Solutions Wayne Ward said that his company is taking a wide-ranging approach to expanding the M2M ecosystem.
“Flexible, robust networks and proven ability to execute solutions helps businesses and consumers benefit from M2M opportunities,” said Ward. “Companies like OnAsset and their Sentry product bring distinct enhancements to our M2M portfolio. Our value proposition is built on streamlining the process of deploying M2M solutions, while enabling customers to tap into our extensive M2M ecosystem, where they can choose from a broad selection of applications and expertise to support their specific objectives.”