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QUAKE Global and SkyWave bring satellite M2M solutions to Russia's heavy equipment market

QUAKE Global and SkyWave bring satellite M2M solutions to Russia's heavy equipment market

Posted by Jeremy CowanOctober 27, 2012

San Diego, California, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — QUAKE Global Inc. and SkyWave Mobile Communications have introduced Q-Pro, an M2M solution designed to operate on the Russian Federation’s Inmarsat satellite network.

QUAKE Global is a leading manufacturer of asset tracking satellite M2M modems, while SkyWave Mobile Communications is a global provider of wireless data communications services for the machine-to-machine (M2M) market.

This partnership is possible with SkyWave being awarded regulatory authorisation to distribute the IsatData Pro services in Russia. QUAKE’s Q-Pro allows owners of heavy equipment to track the location of the equipment, record usage, monitor common CAN messages, and determine the need for, and provision of, routine maintenance. The Q-Pro can also be programmed to provide emergency alerts in the event of a problem.

Q-Pro is a rugged, environmentally sealed modem that features a wide array of powerful options. The Q-Pro can accumulate and transmit M2M data automatically in accordance with the schedule the customer loads, thereby enabling users to increase business efficiencies and realise productivity gains without expending man-hours needlessly.

SkyWave’s IsatData Pro aims to meet the increasing demand for more data in M2M applications, allowing businesses to share information across diverse operations. Applications include vehicle telemetry information, remote worker text messaging, maintaining up-to-date driver logs, and remote asset management of pipelines and water meters.

“The innovative QUAKE Q-Pro is the perfect hardware to deliver the IsatData Pro communication service provided by SkyWave. This partnership allows QUAKE, for the first time, to distribute low-cost satellite tracking and data services into the burgeoning M2M market in Russia,” said Polina Braunstein (pictured), QUAKE’s president & CEO. “The Russian M2M market has been untouched by this type of product and service until now. QUAKE and SkyWave are pleased to be the first to offer it in Russia,” she added.

“The SkyWave and QUAKE partnership delivers a unique M2M capability by leveraging both companies’ technological expertise to address opportunities in Russia,” said Dan Poirier, SkyWave senior vice president Operations. “As demand by heavy equipment users and manufacturers for wireless information rises, our joint offering will play an important role.”

Dan Poirier, SkyWave

Dan Poirier, SkyWave

QUAKE™ designs and manufactures industrial M2M modems for asset tracking and monitoring through satellite, cellular, GPS and other technologies. Through a network of international distributors, QUAKE products serve original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other companies in the heavy equipment, aviation, maritime, and trucking industries, as well as in utility, oil and gas, and rail applications. QUAKE provides subscriber communicators for Komatsu, Caterpillar, Hitachi, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Construction, Fleet Management Solutions, Bell Equipment, Marine Instruments, and Faria among others.

SkyWave Mobile Communications is a global provider of wireless data communications for the M2M market. Its products provide communication, tracking, monitoring and remote management of fixed and mobile assets. Over the past 15 years, SkyWave has designed, manufactured and shipped more than 550,000 Inmarsat-based satellite terminals to customers globally in the transportation, maritime, oil and gas, utilities and government sectors.

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