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S3 Shuts Down Tanker Truck Using Satellite Communications

By | November 3, 2003

      Satellite Security Systems (S3), a San Diego, Calif.-based provider of asset security and logistics control, in cooperation with the California Highway Patrol and InterState Oil, has demonstrated the first wireless remote shutdown of a fully loaded moving petrochemical tanker truck, the company announced Monday.

      From S3’s headquarters – 530 miles from the demonstration site – satellite communications were used to disable the truck in seconds. The test addresses ongoing concerns about the affordability of effective security technology, stealthiness of such a security device, and how GPS monitoring can be incorporated safely into law enforcement protocols.

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