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M2M introduces new fleet management applications

The new dual-mode IDP-782 communications terminal from Orbcomm
subsidiary, SkyWave has been launched in Australia and New Zealand.

Introduced by M2M Connectivity, the new dual-mode IDP-782 communications
terminal equips fleet managers with a single device for both cellular and
satellite network coverage over the Inmarsat IsatData Pro network, allowing
them to stay connected to assets, sensors and people in the most cost-effective
way possible.

ORBCOMM’s Vice President of Marketing Sue Rutherford explains that the IDP-782
improves operations and increases safety without the added costs of roaming
charges for fleet managers. Whether it’s saving fuel, reducing capital
expenditures, or getting more from less, the IDP-782 provides fleet management
applications with the best data from assets moving in and out of cellular
range.

The IDP-782 communications terminal provides configurable out-of-the-box
software for quick deployments as well as flexible architecture that supports
the development of custom applications for more complex solutions. All
applications leverage the most cost-effective network with automatic switching
capabilities between cellular coverage (HSPA or GPRS) and satellite coverage.

The IDP-782 also features an optional 2.5-hour backup battery option to
send GPS and other information when vehicle power is not available.

The feature-rich dual-mode IDP-782 communications terminal finds use in applications
involving transport vehicles by providing complete visibility and saving costs
without compromising tracking, text messaging, e-forms, and vehicle and cargo
monitoring ; vessels by allowing lower cost cellular connectivity for
near-shore communications and satellite service for guaranteed and reliable
offshore communications; and oil and gas by tracking vehicles travelling in and
out of remote areas, and through harsh climates.

The IDP-782 communications terminal also supports mining applications by
providing reliable, always-on backup satellite communications for easy collection
of location, telemetry, and sensor data in remote locations to protect valuable
heavy equipment and keep drivers safe with advanced driver behaviour monitoring
features; and SCADA monitoring and control, with the Modbus and sensor
capabilities of the terminal allowing fixed oil and gas equipment to be
monitored. 

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