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Globalstar STX3 Chipset Used in Identec Solutions Asset Tracking Device

By Caleb Henry | September 4, 2015
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      [Via Satellite 09-04-2015] Globalstar Europe Satellite Services has reached an agreement with wireless communications specialist Identec Solutions to integrate Globalstar’s STX3 chipset into a new asset-tracking solution. Identec Solutions will add the iQ350LX GPS/SAT tag to their existing solution platform developed specifically for companies carrying out remote operations around the world, both land-based and offshore.

      The new Identec solution incorporates both satellite technology and active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) features. Using integrated sensors, the solution reports the precise location of the asset, provides metrics on movement, and can report if the asset has experienced any shocks. In addition to container tracking, the new solution will also be used for the monitoring of high-value assets including vehicles and heavy equipment.

      “Efficient and accurate tracking of assets remains a major challenge in the oil and gas sector. Advances in technology and innovative applications mean that today’s customers can improve their utilization and implement lean processes, even in our challenging economic environment where the unpredictable price of oil is driving change,” said Ole Erik Grostol, global product manager at Identec Solutions.