SkyBitz, the leader in remote asset tracking and information management solutions, announced the development of a Government Solutions group. The company provides remote asset management solutions based on advanced technology from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that are ideal for government organizations with requirements to track and manage assets and cargo with continuous visibility and high security without access to a power source.
SkyBitz utilized DARPA funding to develop its patented Global Locating System (GLS) technology and a very efficient two-way communication satellite communications protocol, which provides a more secure platform than traditional GPS and satellite communications solutions.
In January the company introduced the SkyBitz GLS400 Mobile Terminal, a machine-to-machine (M2M) asset tracking solution that provides a lower overall total cost of ownership through increased power efficiency, reliability, ruggedness and service life. Instead of the spotty visibility of in-transit assets afforded by patchworks of traditional GPS and RFID installations, SkyBitz addresses the homeland and defense security challenges that governments face by providing continuous in-transit visibility of containers and mission critical assets in real time.
Late last year, SkyBitz also received Defense Transportation Tracking System II (DTTS) certification by The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Commands (SDDC). This certification enables SkyBitz clients to meet the Government's requirement for establishing a transportation protective service for tracking of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives (AA&E)-laden commercial closed box van/trailers.
Looking ahead, SkyBitz is working with Iridium to build a solution that will feature lower power consumption and a longer battery life than is commercially available today in the global tracking market. This solution will be built around the Iridium 9602, a revolutionary, small, lightweight and low-cost transceiver that enables the world’s only global, two-way satellite links for low-latency, real-time data transmission. The new solution is ideal for government organizations that require intelligent sensor solutions and power-efficient, two-way communications to maintain critical visibility on high-value assets.