The plethora of existing and emerging devices creates a major challenge for systems designers and developers. The Global Alerting Platform is designed specifically to be device agnostic. Through an advanced 'pluggable' architecture we can rapidly integrate practically any device into our platform so you can benefit from all the advanced messaging features and portal services without having to develop and manage your own software and infrastructure.
The Global Alerting Platform has been designed to provide support for devices compliant with the emerging Satellite Emergency Notification Devices (SENDs) standard. This standard, currently being developed by the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) seeks to address the minimum operating and performance requirements, technical requirements, and/or test procedures, with a view to their use for the production and possible certification of devices.
Outside of the scope of the standards body is the establishment of methods that such devices should use to contact the emergency services either directly or indirectly. This is where GAP comes in to add significant value. GAP provides a device independent means of standardising the communications from any device to the emergency services.
Listed here are the principal supported devices and services.
Iridium Extreme is the toughest,most feature-enhanced satellite phone on the market. It is part of a new force in communication, putting innovative capability into the hands of people everywhere. The Global Alerting Platform is available immediately with full support for online tracking for the new satellite phone. GAP was the first fully approved platform for use with the Iridium Extreme™.
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Iridium’s global, low-latency SBD service provides the ideal solution for monitoring and updating status on everything from people and trucks to planes and ships. The Global Alerting Platform supports SBD email delivery and DirectIP delivery. Our connector technology makes it easy to decode any SBD payload and integrate virtually any SBD location based device. At present, the Global Alerting Platform supports several market leading devices.
The isatPhone Pro is Inmarsat’s own-designed and manufactured satellite phone, offering clear voice telephony, globally. It also comes with a variety of data capabilities, including SMS, short message emailing and GPS look-up-and-send, as well as supporting a data service of up to 20kbps.
It is one of the most robust handsets in the market and purpose built for the Inmarsat-4 network - the most sophisticated satellite communications network in the world. With great pricing packages available on hardware and airtime, it really does deliver the ultimate combination in any satellite phone.
If you already possess a SPOT Personal Tracker or a SPOT GPS Satellite Messenger then it is easy to use these devices on our platform. All you need to do is configure your SPOT device to route its messages to the Global Alerting Platform. The SPOT devices are uni-directional so you only send messages from the device and not to the device but all other features still apply including message routing and translation. For example, you can send a message from your SPOT device and have it delivered to an Iridium SBD device or have your regular position reports automatically update your friends via your favourite social network. Perhaps, more importantly, providing support for these devices allows for mixed deployments and the protection of existing investment.
Using the IsatData Pro satellite network, the IDP series of satellite and satellite-cellular terminals offers customers a quick and smart way to connect people and assets anywhere in the world. Models include:
IDP-680 - for general remote asset management and communications
IDP-690 - engineered for maritime and low elevation-angle applications
IDP-780 - integrated satellite-cellular communication for workforce automation and other intelligent business services
Designed for the intelligent management of powered and non-powered fixed and movable assets, SmartOne is a practical solution for engine runtime reporting and major fault monitoring for portable construction equipment as well as tracking intermediate bulk containers, vehicles and boats.
The Q-Pro provides economical two-way machine-to-machine (M2M) and business to business internet communications with land, marine or aviation based assets and equipment anywhere in the world. The Q-Pro can cost-effectively retrieve data automatically from isolated power substations or remote metering facilities such as oil and gas supply stations. Mobile assets such as trucks, ships and containers can also be more effectively monitored and managed. Designed for multiple applications, the Q-Pro is a flexible solution that can be utilized by both original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and low-volume users. This self-contained solution is also a great option for any developer that is facing an accelerated time-to-market requirement.
With SAILOR FleetBroadband, users on vessels of every type and size can harness the power of broadband internet. SAILOR FleetBroadband enables everything from email and web browsing, through to video streaming and custom IP applications that are used for collaboration, fleet management and service applications. Not to mention high quality simultaneous voice calling.
Another advantage of SAILOR FleetBroadband is that the terminals are relatively low-cost, compact and lightweight, so it is very easy to get started. In fact, most users are able to install the systems themselves in a few hours, and because they are designed and manufactured to the renowned SAILOR standards, they can be relied upon to provide connectivity, even in the harshest conditions.
GAP supports the GTTS-2000 Tracker Series from GTT Systems.
The GTTS-2000B Tracker is used to track and trace objects in the
most simple and reliable way covering the entire globe. Especially
objects that can't provide a suitable power supply or obtaining power
is difficult or costly.
Devices such as the DMR range provided by Skywave are typically used in machine-to-machine applications for tracking and monitoring remote fixed or mobile assets, whether on land, at sea or in the air. As with other satellite provider based products, solutions based on this technology can be integrated into the Global Alerting Platform. Telemetry data, position reports and alerts can be routed in exactly the same way.
In addition to satellite based messaging devices, the Global Alerting Platform supports the GPS enabled smart phones from companies such as Microsoft and Apple. Not only can these type of devices be the recipients of messages from the Global Alerting Platform, but can also be the initiator of position reports and alerts.
The new Windows Phone 7 with its built-in GPS and advanced mapping is an ideal device for custom location aware applications. Our Professional Services Team, has developed a number of location aware applications for business specific requirements, including personal tracking, geo-location and Iridium SBD integration.
With our advanced 'pluggable' architecture we can rapidly integrate practically any device into our platform so you can benefit from all the advanced messaging feat
ures and portal services without having to develop and manage your own software and infrastructure. As long as the device can report its position electronically, then the chances are we can integrate it into our platform.