These case studies often begin with statistical data that shows a clearly defined pain point in a certain industry GSE has helped in the past. In the case of lone worker and man-down instances, however, the need to show numbers or percentages to convince anyone that a triggered SOS button is important seems disingenuous. We understand every life is important and that immediate actions need to be taken when an SOS button is triggered, but what... More
Nearly 36,000 tugboats, towboats and barges move an average of 763 million tons of cargo on US waterways each year. The greatest threat to continued delivery of these goods is flooding.
Tropical storms have been both stronger and more frequently occurring than in prior years. Storm surge from these disturbances routinely wash out dams and levies, making waters impassible or unsafe. Harsher winters have attributed to larger amounts of... More
M2M, which stands for machine to machine, is the label given to any technology that allows networked devices to exchange data and execute tasks without the physical involvement by humans. This can be as simple as notifying a distributor when a particular item is running low or as advanced as turning an oil pipeline off in the event of malfunction. There is no end to the opportunities for which M2M technologies can be applied, from large scale... More
Since 2009, almost every household in the US has had a smart phone and it wasn’t long after that people started using the added features of these phones to track their friends and family. But for truck drivers heading to the frozen north of Alaska or through the mountains of Colorado, cell coverage isn’t available. Trucking companies know this and use technology that seamlessly transitions from satellite communication to cellular technology... More
The Satcom M2M industry offers many reliable solutions that can help improve safety on railroads to all trains, anywhere tracks run. In addition, Satcom solutions offer delivery of additional information about locomotives including diagnostics, engine information, brake times, signaling as well as many other onboard systems.
About the MCG-101
The MCG-101 was designed to provide the most powerful and versatile Iridium communications system to... More
About the GSatMicro OEM Terminal
The GSatMicro OEM delivers extremely advanced functionality and several customization options in an astonishingly small package. Every component of the GSatMicro was designed to fit into a dense vertical stack. Utilizing satellite technology, the GSatMicro OEM terminal enables you to develop projects that you may have thought otherwise inaccessible.... More
About the MCG-101
The MCG-101 was designed to provide the most powerful and versatile Iridium communications system to offices, remote locations, aircraft, and maritime. The system provides an intelligent solution using the Iridium satellite network to operate as a telephone, internet gateway, intelligent GPS device, send/receive SMS, and attach to other devices through RS232 and ethernet.
The Customer Situation
A large utility... More
Cargo theft is estimated to cost shippers and trucking companies at least $30 billion a year in the US, according to the FBI. Most cargo theft occurs on the weekend and when the freight has been left unattended.
GSatTrack is a web-based, integrated satellite and GSM tracking solution, compatible with modern web browsers and works on a multilingual platform that brings together all the positions of every manufactured... More
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conservatively estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This resulted in an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses this year alone. Because of these statistics it’s no wonder that trucking companies around the globe are now looking into fatigue management, especially in the mining sector.... More
The American transportation research institute lists compliance, safety and accountability as some the greatest concerns facing the trucking industry today. One of the major compliance concerns is the max weight that can be moved over the road. The weight being hauled by trucks can be used as an indicator of efficiency but also as a meter for safety by regulatory agencies.
The challenge facing most companies when meeting the weight regulations... More