HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SkyBitz®, the leader in commercial telematics, today announced the world’s first ever two-way global satellite communication and IECEx/ATEX Zone 0 certified tracking device, the Galaxy GTP4050. The SkyBitz Galaxy GTP4050 is designed to provide dynamic reporting on location and status of assets everywhere in the world via the only provider of truly global mobile satellite services (MSS), Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM). It offers businesses with operations in hazardous locations or hauling hazardous materials complete visibility of their assets even the most remote locations on Earth. Customers can benefit from the ability to configure the device over-the-air to change reporting on the fly. The Galaxy GTP4050 is ideal for tracking oil and gas equipment that is often in remote and hazardous locations for long periods of time without any external power source.
“We identified a need in the oil and gas industry to be able to change device reporting in order to get better actionable information on equipment and assets that also require intrinsic safety,” said Henry Popplewell, President, SkyBitz. “No other product currently provides the combination of two-way satellite communication with pole-to-pole visibility and ATEX certification with long service life via efficient battery power. We are excited to offer the oil and gas industry a solution that helps uncover greater efficiencies and is responsive to customers’ unique needs.”
The actionable information from this solution allows businesses to gain better asset utilization, avoid misuse, and increase their customers’ satisfaction by improving proof of delivery and billing accuracy. All of this adds up to cost savings and an improved bottom line. Managers can receive exception based alerts, configure the device to shut off or decrease reporting for periods of time to save even more power and unnecessary reporting or increase alerts when security breaches occur.
The Galaxy GTP4050 was created specifically for oil and gas equipment and features a self-contained rugged design, making it easy to install and maintain. The IECEx/ATEX Zone 0 intrinsic safety certifications cover electronic hardware used around ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors or liquids, making the Galaxy GTP4050 suitable for companies looking to track their assets in hazardous locations.
Companies can start deploying SkyBitz’s asset management solutions across their fleets easier and faster than ever before without any upfront capital expense through subscription-based enterprise solution, SkyBitz as a Service. SkyBitz is showcasing the Galaxy GTP4050 in booth 8816 at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 2-5, 2016 in Houston, TX. For more information about the Galaxy GTP4050 please visit: www.skybitz.com/Hardware/GalaxySeriesGTP/GalaxyGTP4050.
About SkyBitz, Inc.
SkyBitz is a leader in commercial telematics solutions across multiple vertical industry sectors, providing real-time information on the location and status of assets. More than a thousand enterprises rely on SkyBitz technology to achieve total asset visibility, improved security, lower operating and capital expenses, and enhanced customer service. SkyBitz delivers its solution via a secure web-based application and requires no software downloads. SkyBitz is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular Corporation. For additional information, visit www.skybitz.com.