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An Inside Look: GSatMicro - What's in the box?

An Inside Look: GSatMicro

So you’ve recently purchased or may have been handed this unit for testing and are now wondering about the very small and mighty GSatMicro. What is the first thing you notice once you’ve pulled that elegant black cover off the black box it neatly came in? At first glance it is the small size, but how about what it promises to deliver? You will be surprised how easy it is to handle this personal tracker since you can basically stow it in any pants or jean pocket, and carry it in just about any small bag or purse. With its internal dimensions at 1.77 x 1.77 x 1.34 inches and weighing at just around 4.5 ounces, it is the most powerful and smallest Iridium powered satellite tracker in the world. So what do I do with it now? What does it come with? And does the self-contained small and versatile Iridium tracker deliver all I need right out of the box?

Once you’ve removed the GSatMicro from its box, underneath you will find the charging and configuration cable. It may look like a standard charging cable for an M2M device with its black matte finish and 3 end split with over mold, but it's much more. On one end, you’ll notice a well-founded “GSatMicro” print on it with a white arrow facing down which will go into the GSatMicro’s charging port, that is located under the black rubber cap up top of the GSatMicro. On the other side of the cable end, you’ll see the GSE logo over mold, which divides that end to a USB port, RS232, and DC Power & I/O.

Plugging the GSatMicro into its cable will not only charge it, but allows you to send commands to the device to change and edit preset configurations, update the firmware, or customize reporting intervals for your very specific project needs. The GSatMicro can send and receive messages over the air as well. Through the convenient and reliable two-way communications with the GSatTrack Portal, the GSatMicro will send and receive commands to update the firmware, change reporting interval, and more, making it the best and ideal M2M solution combination. The GSatMicro can also be shipped with preset configurations, settings, and reporting intervals from the GSatTrack portal so it can be ready to use out of the box, making it the smoothest and most convenient out-of-the-box-setup experience for any project. Even easier than setting up a modern smartphone over GSM. Just turn it on, track, and go!

The setup process and ease of use right out of the box of the GSatMicro makes it my favorite satellite hardware device. Not only because it is simple, but also because of its reliability and is backed by the best team of engineers in the satellite M2M market when it comes to complete and customizable satellite tracking solutions.

About the Author
Gustavo Moran
Operations Manager

Gustavo Moran is a Venezuelan born, tech evangelist. Gus, has extensive experience providing clients with innovative and complete B2B and B2C technology solutions for Fortune 100 brands. Gus joined GSE in 2013 with focus on the Central and South American markets. Currently, Gus oversees product development, logistics, testing, and hardware production and manufacturing for GSE's line of satellite communications hardware.

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