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Thuraya Ups its M2M Game With New T2M-DUAL Terminal

By Veronica Magan | January 29, 2018
T2M-DUAL terminal Thuraya

T2M-DUAL terminal. Photo: Thuraya

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced the launch of its Thuraya Tracking and Monitoring (T2M) service in conjunction with the launch of the first product release of the year, the T2M-DUAL terminal. A mobile, dual-mode device for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and remote asset tracking and monitoring, the T2M-DUAL enables the simultaneous collection of data from multiple points including location information, data from external sensors and peripheral devices, and input gathered from vehicle or heavy equipment CANBus, the company stated.

Thuraya has aimed the T2M-DUAL terminal for projects in sectors such as transportation, logistics, energy, utilities, agriculture and mining. The solution integrates to applications that are traditionally more complex to manage and monitor, according to the company, such as vehicle tracking and fuel consumption, thereby resulting in operational efficiency.

The T2M-DUAL terminal has several built-in smart features such as geo-fencing, network selection based on least cost routing, internal battery backup and location and sensor data. With dual-mode capabilities, T2M-DUAL ensures that connectivity is automatically maintained as assets move between regions covered by GSM and those that lie beyond the confines of cellular networks — under the coverage of Thuraya’s satellite network.