Globalstar Launches Stingr Satellite Chipset
[Via Satellite 11-15-2016] Globalstar Europe Satellite Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, is launching Stingr into the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market this week at the Intermodal Europe 2016 event. Stingr integrates Globalstar’s STX3 simplex satellite transmitter with a high-performance Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and a dual band antenna, making it easy for Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to develop Internet of Things (IoT)-based solutions for remote sensing, tracking and monitoring of assets including rail cars, trucks and ships.
The Globalstar simplex satellite network allows Stingr to provide an affordable way to transmit rich IoT data from small, low cost devices even when beyond the reach of mobile coverage. Stingr is about the size of an after-dinner mint, which gives VARs and OEMs the flexibility to easily integrate the module into a wide range of mobile asset tracking solutions for monitoring a broad array of items and cargo, including Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanks, rail cars, trucks and boats, even in the middle of the ocean. The STX3 chip increases the reliability of message delivery by transmitting each message at intervals so there is an increased likelihood of reaching multiple satellites.