Feature Highlight: GSatTrack - Custom Map Layers

Often it is valuable to overlay custom information on top of a standard map to provide additional (or otherwise missing) information about a place or region. This information can be added to GSatTrack in the form of custom Map Layers, also called overlays.

By default, a standard set of Map Layers are...

More

What is the difference between AIS and a satellite tracking device?

What is the difference between AIS and a satellite tracking device?

Why would I pay for a satellite tracking service when AIS can do it for free?

A quick warm up to AIS and comparative notes below. There are specific technologies that are built for specific purposes and they are GREAT at providing the intended service for the intended solution. AIS is a good global...

More

GSatMicro vs DELORME InReach Explorer

The GSatMicro by Global Satellite Engineering

The GSatMicro is a powerful, small, customizable, self-contained Iridium tracker. It transmits positions, SOS alerts and other specialized information through its industry-leading satellite antenna and electronics technology to be monitored and analyzed in real time. Configuration capabilities enable the support of...

More

An Inside Look: GSatMicro - Assembly to Application

An Inside Look: GSatMicro

The GSatMicro is a powerful, small, customizable, self-contained Iridium tracker. As one of the leading and smallest handheld devices in the market, it delivers uncanny performance. I get to work on production, assembly & testing of the device everyday and I’d like to share a little bit about my experience with...

More

GSatMicro vs NAL SHOUT nano

The GSatMicro by Global Satellite Engineering

The GSatMicro is a powerful, small, customizable, self-contained Iridium tracker. It transmits positions, SOS alerts and other specialized information through its industry-leading satellite antenna and electronics technology to be monitored and analyzed in real time. Configuration capabilities enable the support of...

More

MCG-101/Aurora vs Beam, Sailor, Sky Connect

MCG-101: Intelligent Satellite Terminal

The MCG-101 was designed as an intelligent PBX solution using Iridium to operate as a telephone, Internet portal, GPS device, and SMS terminal. The core of the MCG-101 is a powerful processor with a complete PBX capable of dynamic call functions, and easy customization via a web interface. You can attach equipment...

More

Solar-powered Iridium satellite terminal brings savings to the oil & gas industry

Solar-powered Iridium satellite terminal
About the GSatMicro OEM

The GSatMicro OEM model-while having the capabilities of a tracker-is also a completely customizable telemetry device with multiple I/O ports allowing you to tie in a host of sensors capable of truly understanding how things are behaving. From ultrasonic fuel sensors to ambient...

More

Protecting national parks with the right handheld solution

Protecting national parks with the right handheld solution
About the GSatMicro Handheld Version

The GSatMicro handheld version is the smallest self-contained Iridium tracker in the world! It transmits positions, SOS alerts and other specialized information through its industry-leading satellite antenna and electronics technology to be monitored and analyzed in...

More

GSatTrack integrates with Skywave and Garmin to save on fuel costs

GSatTrack integrates with Skywave and Garmin to save on fuel costs
About Skywave and GSatTrack

The integration of Skywave M2M hardware and GSatTrack offers a complete logistical solution. The combination of hardware and GSatTrack provides two way communication, real time condition updates, additional monitoring sensors and the flexibility of being able to change the...

More

Open source Iridium platform meets the needs of the NASA LDSD project

Open source Iridium platform meets the needs of NASA’s LDSD project
About GSatMicro OEM Terminal

The GSatMicro OEM delivers extremely advanced functionality and several customization options in an astonishingly small package. Every component of the GSatMicro was designed to fit into a dense vertical stack. Utilizing satellite technology the GSatMicro OEM terminal...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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,...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

Pages

Questions?

Have any questions?

We understand there are problems that cannot 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.