[Satellite TODAY 10-24-12] Asset-tracking satellite modem manufacturer Quake Global and SkyWave Mobile Communications have introduced a Q-Pro M2M modem solution designed to operate on the Russian Federation’s Inmarsat satellite network, the companies announced Oct. 24.
SkyWave was recently awarded regulatory authorization to distribute the IsatData Pro services in Russia. Quake’s Q-Pro aims to allow heavy equipment owners to track the location of their equipment, record usage, monitor common CAN messages, and determine the need for, and provision of, routine maintenance. The Q-Pro can also be programmed to provide emergency alerts in the event of a problem.
“The innovative Quake Q-Pro is the perfect hardware to deliver the IsatData Pro communication service provided by SkyWave,” Quake President and CEO Polina Braunstein said in a statement. “This partnership allows Quake, for the first time, to distribute low-cost satellite tracking and data services into the burgeoning M2M market in Russia. The Russian M2M market has been untouched by this type of product and service until now.”