What is Iridium Push to Talk PTT?

What is Iridium Push to Talk PTT?

Iridium Push To Talk (PTT) is a newly commercialized service that is extremely useful for the market, but is also not well understood so lets learn a bit about how it all works.

To start with, Iridium PTT is not a "Nextel" style of phone where you simply push the "key" button and broadcast a message to your...

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The three main components to a full tracking solution

The three main components to a full tracking solution

There are three main components to a full tracking solution, the hardware, the airtime which includes activation, monthly, and usage fees, and the tracking platform software. These can also be broken into various customer supplied or various vendors for each component as well. You are not required to source every...

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How much does satellite tracking cost & how does it compare to GSM

How much does satellite tracking cost & how does it compare to GSM

You might be surprised at the how differently satellite and GSM terminals operate to remain competitive on airtime. There are applications where the airtime costs are identical to GSM solutions, which are regarded as the lowest cost solution in the industry. Hardware pricing is still more expensive than GSM...

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Sensors are simple, why are they so complicated to connect?

Sensors are simple, why are they so complicated to connect?

Sensors all have a basic function of measuring something, and they have to output that data in some computer readable format. This is the point where there are so many options and limitations but I will call them "interfaces". The most popular interfaces are digital, analog voltage, analog current, 1-Wire, RS232,...

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Matching a satellite network to your needs

Matching a satellite network to your needs

Lets start on your journey to find the ideal satellite network. Start by reviewing the "Mobile Satellite World" article Here.

Each network has it's unique personality so lets review them. Inmarsat

Inmarsat is a geostationary network and based on the distance to the satellite, requires a higher gain...

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What is the difference between satellite trackers, GSM trackers, and standalone trackers?

What is the difference between satellite trackers, GSM trackers, and standalone trackers?

There are many ways to determine the position of an asset but we will assume the most common application where a global network of satellite's are used. The current big three networks are GPS, Galileo, and Glonass. To make explaining this easier, we will use the term "GPS" for all three networks as the...

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Quick Guide To Pick A Tracking Device

Quick Guide To Pick A Tracking Device

A good first step is going through some simple questions to really narrow down your hardware options. There are so many products available how do you possibly choose one? Lets start with the big questions and work backwards. From here you can pick from a short list of devices and really understand the basic...

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I hear it is different, but what is the GSatMicro?

I hear it is different, but what is the GSatMicro?

To start with, the Micro is not specifically a tracking device, it is a processing engine that has access to transmit and receive data over the global Iridium satellite network, position information, sensors, etc. It has a very powerful virtual machine on board that allows realtime processing of scripts by...

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The Mobile Satellite World

The Mobile Satellite World

There is little education outside of a small group of people in the satcoms industry about the various satellite networks. One of the first things is understanding what the major differences and benefits are of each network. Here we will run over the various technologies and come to a few conclusions based on your...

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