The last few articles from the Hacking Satellite Series have been related to autonomous vehicles and the opportunities they will create within the satellite ecosystem. As a brief departure, this is a great opportunity for us to take a quick look at the foundation for the next few articles in that series by examining M2M (Machine to Machine) from a core level. Is it really any different from IoT (Internet of Things) or “smart” technologies?... More
As GPS threats continue to develop technology, the security of the GPS network remains a high priority. As GPS is heavily utilized throughout high-precision operations, general navigation, and situational awareness, trusted location information is vital. A brief overview of the GPS signal enhancements encompasses encryption, anti-jamming features, and dual signal validation.
A quick review of military GPS features includes:
M-Code: Initially... More
Since 2009, almost every household in the US has had a smart phone and it wasn’t long after that people started using the added features of these phones to track their friends and family. But for truck drivers heading to the frozen north of Alaska or through the mountains of Colorado, cell coverage isn’t available. Trucking companies know this and use technology that seamlessly transitions from satellite communication to cellular technology... More
Rapid technological advancements have swelled into a tsunami of change resulting in great shifts within the overall IoT, M2M, and satellite-related industries. Business models and operations are undergoing fast changes, while increasingly revolutionary solutions are becoming available. One cannot help to think about potential opportunities that were previously unattainable as well as nascent possibilities that still escape one’s imagination.... More
There are quite a few satellite terminals in the market that enable all of the standard features that one would expect from a tracking device. Over the years, engineers of Global Satellite Engineering (GSE) have listened to challenges presented by customers and have analyzed the corresponding technology shortcomings. GSE’s GSatMicro series was developed to fill these voids in the market and exceed industry standards in the following areas:... More
In today’s world, a Controller Area Network (CAN) is used in diverse industrial machinery which may consist of multiple... More
By all accounts, the Internet of Things (IoT) is the great and next industrial revolution. Massive data analytics and storage capacity, millions of communicating ‘things’ and lower cost data services have made it possible to consider a new plethora of connected devices. The mass scale is evident in the Consumer and B2B markets. The average modern home and its high speed internet may soon be supporting 200 plus Wi-Fi connected devices, even... More
The GSatMicro is by far one of the most sought after Iridium satellite trackers in the world because of its compatibility, key features and versatility. Not only is it tiny and very compact, but it is able to deliver enhanced features that give it more power and control, moreso than any other satellite terminal on the market. We are going to discuss 5 features that set it apart from the competition:
Form Factor Integration & Customization... More
The GSatMicro is not only a small, powerful, customizable, self-contained Iridium tracker; it is one of Global Satellite Engineering’s (GSE) flagship products. GSE is a product specific enabler of the latest technology in the satellite marketplace; it is also the engineering team at the disposal of a long list of vetted industry leading resellers, partners and customers of satellite solutions and services. We deliver the latest IOT... More
The GSatMicro is a powerful, small, customizable, self-contained Iridium tracker. But it’s not just a handheld tracker; it’s so much more. With its very small and modern form factor, weighing in at just 4.5 ounces, it is the most innovative satellite tracker on the market. One of the GSatMicro’s features is Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) for smartphone connectivity for messaging and configuration.
The GSatMicro mobile application allows for a seamless... More