To provide a global terrestrial asset tracking solution, SkyBitz, the major player in remote asset tracking and information management solutions has entered into a partnership relation with QinetiQ’s GPS enabled telematics business, a high sensitivity business which delivers tracking solutions in difficult operational environments.
With the new partnership, SkyBitz can now address customer markets and operations both in North America and internationally, such as high-value load transportation, local delivery operations, heavy and construction equipment, as well as goods movement using flatbed and less than truckload assets that have a need for a high-data rate solution via a ruggedized device and secure terrestrial network.
The SkyBitz Falcon Series GXT1000, which sets a new standard with its ability to operate in harsh environments that demand a reliable, high performance tracking device with accurate reporting and increased security requirements, will be the first offering under the agreement. In developing and delivering services and solutions for surveillance, vehicle and trailer tracking, and the security of goods in transit or portable assets for governments and commercial customers, this new terrestrial-based solution will leverage the experience of QinetiQ’s GPS business.
The terrestrial solution of SkyBitz will operate on a Global System for Mobile Communications platform, building upon SkyBitz’s existing GSM network relationship with KORE Telematics, the world’s largest digital wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine communications. SkyBitz’s forthcoming two-way global satellite solutions from Iridium Communications Inc., the only provider of truly global mobile satellite services are complemented by the SkyBitz Falcon Series GXT1000 terrestrial-based solution.
Lex Alexander, QinetiQ Managing Director GPS Enabled Telematics said, “We are particularly pleased to be partnering with SkyBitz as it expands our global offering of telematics products into the United States. SkyBitz has an excellent reputation as well as a premium position in the transportation tracking marketplace. Working together our GPS enabled telematics business and SkyBitz can penetrate additional security and defense sectors.”
Due to its self-contained design, no external antenna and stealth installation capability, the SkyBitz Falcon Series GXT1000 is ideal for transporting high-value goods or recovering stolen assets like containers, trailers, construction and other heavy equipment. Via SkyBitz’s InSight, a best-in-class asset management tool for tracking, monitoring and managing a broad range of assets for multiple industries, information is delivered to end-users.
QinetiQ’s GPS Enabled Telematics business holds more than 25 years of experience in satellite navigation and tracking systems.