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Personal Iridium Tracker

GSE's handheld integration of the OEM is established as the smallest self-contained Iridium tracker in the world!

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Environmentally sealed, the GSatMicro is a handheld satellite terminal that is suitable for the harshest and most challenging environments that are far from the reach of most communications systems. The GSatMicro provides personnel communications equipment that is exceptionally secure, light, reliable, portable, and rugged, with the addition of added behavior control. The GSatMicro brings together powerful electronics with an intelligent core to create an extremely versatile unit that can detect and communicate the behavior of assets in the field.

In its handheld form factor, the GSatMicro is the world’s smallest and lightest, self-contained Iridium satellite communications terminal. With the inclusion of the - GSatMicro OEM, a rechargeable battery, an antenna, I/O ports, Bluetooth and GSM modules - absolutely everything you need is built in and very simple to interface with to a multitude of connectivity options. Within the ruggedized case resides an programmable intelligence capable of letting you know more than just the location of an asset but the behavior of the asset and how the world around it is affecting it. In essence, the GSatMicro is not just a tracking device, it is a powerful processing engine in the smallest and lightest form available on the market today.

Additionally, it includes on-device behavior control and intelligence that allows it to perform logic and data analysis. With the ability to provide automated reporting, it comes standard with an Alert and check in button. LEDs let you know when the device is connected to GPS and the Iridium satellite network, as well as Alert, incoming messages and power status.

The GSatMicro provides strategic integration capabilities for diverse applications ideal for security and safety, personnel tracking, fleet management, or unique mission applications that require maximum dependability and flexibility in remote locations, whether on land, at sea, or in the air anywhere in the world.

Introducing The GSatMicro Series

A suite of intelligent, satellite enabled terminals that provide a vast set of features to help you quickly and effectively satellite enable your projects

The GSatMicro Series is a suite of intelligent, satellite enabled terminals that provide advantageous, global behavior monitoring and management of fixed and mobile assets. Whether managing people, vehicles, aircrafts, vessels or remote installations, the GSatMicro Series terminals provide satellite enabled solutions across multiple industries. It provides an encrypted, secure communications channel around the globe for transmitting and receiving data, and in many cases, survivable communications on demand whether on land, in the air, or at sea.

Learn More About the GSatMicro Series

The GSatMicro Series is fully programmable and customizable, allowing the creation and modification of scripts to expose custom behaviors and transmit data in a format dictated by your unique requirements. The ability to execute a customized script allows the GSatMicro Series to perform real-time analysis of data captured out in the field, control other hardware, sensors, or electromechanical components, and perform other vital tasks.

The core of the GSatMicro Series terminals is a processing engine between any and all of the built in interfaces: satellite, GPS, Bluetooth, USB, encryption, serial port, analog inputs, digital outputs, accelerometer, battery/charging information, temperature, and shock/motion.

Iridium's Global Satellite Network

The GSatMicro Series utilizes Iridium’s bi-directional SBD (Short Burst Data Service) satellite service to provide visibility and network connectivity with people and equipment anywhere in the world and offers a simple and efficient satellite communications service for transmitting small portions of data between remote assets and a centralized host. Iridium’s SBD service offers low-latency, truly global coverage and near real-time communications capabilities.

GSatMicro Network Capabilities

The GSatMicro by Global Satellite Engineering
The GSatMicro size comparison
The GSatMicro - Front View
The GSatMicro with camo skin
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  • 32-bit Cortex ARM Processor With a Fully User Customizable LUA Scripting Language
  • Intelligent
  • Programmable
  • Over-the-air Configuration
  • Extremely Small Size
  • 256-bit AES Encryption
  • SiRFstarV GPS With An Amazing -163dBm Sensitivity
  • Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE)
  • Behavior Monitoring
  • Multiple Sensors
  • Iridium Global Coverage
  • Reporting Flexibility
  • Fully Self-contained
  • Waterproof
  • Rugged Case (IP67)
  • Small Size
  • Status Indicators
  • Alert Button
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetic Compass
  • Sleep & Storage Modes
  • Internal 2.5Ah Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Battery & Charger
  • Battery Fuel Gauge
  • Omni-Directional Antenna
  • Multiple Sensor I/Os
  • Smartphone Tethering & Apps
  • Whitelabel Options

What network does the GSatMicro operate on?
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  • DC Power (4.5V to 40V DC) @ 1A max
  • USB Interface
  • RS232 Interface
  • 2 Relay Outputs @ 2A
  • 2 Analog Inputs (0V to 30V DC)

Weight & Dimensions

External Dimensions: 2.1875" x 1.9375" x 3.5" (55.5mm x 49.25mm x 89mm)
Internal Dimensions: 1.77" x 1.34" x 1.77" (45mm x 34mm x 45mm)
Weight: 4.5 ounces (127.5 grams)

Power & Battery

Power Connections: - USB DC Input (4.5V to 5.5V)
- High Voltage DC Input (7.5V to 36V) (protected to 40V DC)
Battery: - Battery Type: Internal LiPo 2500mAh with PTC
- Battery Charge Time USB: 4-6 hours
- Battery Charge Time DC Input: 2-3 hours

Processor

Processor: 32 bit ARM

Communication Chipsets

GPS Chip:

GPS Networks: GPS + Galileo or GPS + GLONASS

Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0:

FCC ID: PVH0950
Manufacturer: u-blox Malmo AB
Frequency: 2402 – 2480Mhz
Power: 0.0021 W

Satellite Communication:

Iridium SBD transceiver
FCC ID: Q639603N
Manufacturer: Iridium Satellite LLC
Frequency: 1616 – 1626.5Mhz
Power: 1.479 W
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Performance

Channels: 52
Frequency: LI - 1,575 MHz
Sensitivity GPS: Tracking: - 165 dBm
Navigation: - 160 dBm
Aquisition (cold start): - 147 dBm
Sensitivity GLONASS: Tracking: - 163 dBm
Navigation: - 159 dBm
Aquisition (cold start): - 147 dBm
Position Accuracy (autonomous): < 2.5 m CEP
Time To First Fix: Hot Start: < 1s
Warm Start: < 30s
Cold Start: < 35s
GPS Acquisition Altitude: Max Altitude: 62.1371 miles (100km)

Encryption

Encryption: AES 256-bit encryption

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Standards

USB: ESD Standard IEC 61000−4−2: Air Discharge ±15 kV / Contact Discharge ±8 kV
RS232: Air Discharge ±15 kV / Contact Discharge ±8 kV
DC Power Pins: 60V maximum for nonrepetitive 1 second transient, 40V continuous protection, 32V operating
Input/Output Pins: No ESD protection

Environment

Nominal Battery Performance At Temperature Under Load: 2.3Ah @ 20C @ 1A
2.02Ah @ -10C @ 1A
1.82Ah @ -20C @ 1A
1.57Ah @ -25C @ 1A
.2Ah @ -30C @ 1A
.2Ah @ -30C @ 1A
Waterproof and Intrusion Protection: IP67
- Liquid Immersion, up to 1 m depth
- Dust tight. No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight).

Other

LED notification lights: Satellite - Orange
GPS - Orange
Power - Green
Message/Bluetooth - Blue
Emergency - Red

Questions?

Have any questions?

We understand there are problems that can not be solved by a product-in-a-box. If you have special requirements for your project, please contact us and we will provide you with a custom solution tailor-fit to your needs.