Globalstar launches tracking, monitoring transmitter

by Staff Reporter | February 16th, 2014

Globalstar has launched the STX3 simplex satellite global transmitter, featuring low power-consuming technology. Engineers have shrunk the chip technology to be a third of the size of its predecessor, the STX2. The STX3 is designed to be easily integrated into a range of M2M devices and applications for cost-effective remote sensing, tracking and monitoring of items as diverse as sheep, ships and meters.

The STX3 can be used with hybrid GPRS/GSM-based M2M tracking or monitoring devices to provide satellite-based back-up communications solutions for areas with patchy or non-existent mobile network reception.

The STX3 module sends one-way data messages via the Globalstar Simplex Network when integrated into a tracking or monitoring device. The module is easily integrated into devices for fixed and mobile asset management, remote sensing, data reporting and data logging applications over a near-global network.

“We see a huge opportunity for VARs and OEMs to incorporate the STX3 chipset into compact and efficient communications devices targeted at a wide and fast-growing range of vertical markets. With its unrivalled low power consumption and small size, this chipset has the potential to accelerate the adoption of satellite-based M2M – both satellite-only solutions and hybrid cellular/satellite offerings,” says Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO of Globalstar.

Use cases include dual device tracking (GSM/satellite), animal tracking, pipeline management, fleet management (marine and vehicular) and many other M2M applications with size constraints.

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